Bienvenidos a Historic Market Square!...one of the largest Mexican markets outside of Mexico! Since the 1820s, Market Square has been a place for generations of residents and visitors to meet, shop, dine, and dance. Explore over 100 locally owned shops in festive indoor malls filled with authentic Talavera pottery, exotic curios, handcrafted gifts and leather goods, and colorful 'south of the border' clothing. Savor traditional Mexican fare at nationally renowned restaurants and surround yourself with the sounds of Mariachi and Tejano music. If that's not enough, nearly every weekend you can experience the rich cultural traditions of Folklorico dancing on one of several stages throughout the marketplace. Historic Market Square is sure to have something for everyone!
The McNay Art Museum, located in San Antonio and named for founder Marion Koogler McNay, is the first museum of modern art in Texas.
Becoming the McNay
Ohio-born heiress Marion Koogler first visited San Antonio in 1918, shortly after her marriage to Sergeant Don Denton McNay, who was called to active duty in Laredo, Texas. Later that year Don McNay died from the Spanish flu. In 1926, Marion moved to San Antonio, where she met and married prominent ophthalmologist Donald T. Atkinson. The following year, she purchased her first modern oil painting, Diego Rivera’s Delfina Flores, and the Atkinsons commissioned San Antonio architects Atlee and Robert Ayres to design a 24-room Spanish Colonial-Revival house that would one day become the core of the McNay Art Museum. Marion continued to collect 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings, as well as Southwest art from New Mexico. When her marriage to Atkinson ended in 1936, she returned to using her first husband’s name. At her death in 1950, Marion left her collection of more than 700 works of art, along with the house, the surrounding 23 acres, and an endowment to establish the first museum of modern art in Texas. In 1954 the McNay opened its doors to the public. The Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions, built in 2008 and designed by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier, added 45,000 square feet to the museum and created gallery space for major exhibitions, a sculpture gallery and garden, a lecture hall, and classrooms for the museum’s many educational programs.
The McNay Today
Since Marion McNay’s original bequest in 1950, the museum’s collection has expanded to over 22,000 works including:
Medieval and Renaissance art
19th- through 21st- century European and American paintings, sculptures, and photographs
One of the finest collections of prints and drawings in the Southwest
The exceptional Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts
Jeanne and Irving Mathews Collection of Art Glass
Art of New Mexico
La Villita, south of the River Walk in downtown San Antonio, was originally settled nearly 300 years ago as one of the city's first neighborhoods. In 1939, La Villita Historic Arts Village was established and the neighborhood was adapted into a center for teaching regional arts and crafts and to serve as an artists market. Today, nearly 30 shops and galleries offer distinct handcrafted items by artists from San Antonio and surrounding areas. You'll find paintings, folk art, textiles, sculptures, copper wares, jewelry, and more. Plus, in the midst of these tree-lined walkways and plazas, enjoy a savory culinary experience at the area restaurants with options ranging from traditional Mexican flavors to steakhouse favorites. For individual shop listings click the website link located under the logo image on this page.
The St Anthony, the most beloved of all San Antonio luxury hotels, has been restored to the opulence that made her storied halls the haunt of politicos, princesses, and A-list celebrities. Rated as one of Conde Nast Traveler list of Top Hotels in Texas, this designated national historic landmark has been fully renovated to offer the grace, style, and service of a bygone era with the modern conveniences today's travelers require. Overlooking Travis Park, our downtown San Antonio hotel is conveniently located just three blocks from both the Alamo and the River Walk.
Happy Hour at Haunt 5-7pm every weekday.
Exquisite steakhouse dining in historic La Villita on the River Walk.
Street Level: Next to Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel
River Level: Between the Arneson River Theater and the Hilton Hotel
The Little Rhein Steak House occupies the Bombach House, which was built in the 1800s when German immigrants designated the area the Little Rhein district. Old photos, posters, beverage trays and other San Antonio collectibles adorn the limestone walls of the main dining room. Antique accents including brass lights from the Federal Courthouse and wooden benches from the Katy Train Depot help to create a comfortable, rustic atmosphere. The main dining room and two lower-level dining rooms are available for private events.
Please call 210-225-2111 for a reservation or use our Online Reservation System powered by Open Table.
Go Rio Cruises offers an unforgettable way to experience the world-famous San Antonio River Walk. It captures the sights, wonders and culture of the River City. Take a guided or specialty tour, chartered excursion or catch a ride on a river taxi to experience the soul of San Antonio. These engaging tours are both informative and humorous. Learn more or buy tickets in advance online at GoRioCruises.com. Tickets may also be purchased at one of three ticket kiosks located on the River Walk. Tickets are non-refundable. The new fleet of electric boats are quiet, roomy, ADA accessible, and environmentally-friendly. No pets except service dogs.
Tours are offered 9am-10pm daily. Taxis are 9am- 9pm. During peak periods, hours of operation my be extended. Boats do not run during inclement weather.
Narrated River Cruises: (leave the 3 docks every 15 minutes)
Bexar County Residents ($10 - I.D. Required)
Children ($6 - 1- 5 years, under 12 months-free on lap)
Active Military ($9 - I.D. Required, validd for spouse and their children under 18 yrs)
Veterans ($9, for veteran only)
Seniors 65+ ($9 - I.D. Required)
Shuttle Rides: (valid 9am-9pm)
One-way pass $10
One-day pass $12
Three-day pass $25
One-day pass $12
One-day pass $16
Three-day pass $25
Bexar County Residents $25
The Spanish Governor’s Palace, a National Historic Landmark, is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocratic 18th-century Spanish Colonial town house. Constructed in 1749, it was used as the headquarters and residence of the captain of the San Antonio De Bexar Presidio and given the name the "Spanish Governor's Palace.” The building is a long one-story, U-shaped stone structure covered in stucco that surrounds a traditional Spanish patio and courtyard. Since 1931, it has operated as a Museum of Spanish Colonial History.
The Spanish Governor's Palace is located at 105 Plaza de Armas in San Antonio, Texas 78205. It is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The fees are $5 adult regular admission, $3 for seniors and military, and $3 for children ages 7 through 13. Children under the age of seven are free. For admission or rental information, call (210) 224-0601.
The Majestic Theatre and Charline McCombs Theatre are San Antonio’s premier performing arts facilities featuring Broadway shows, concerts, comedians and other live events.
The Historic Majestic Theatre is located at 224 E. Houston Street in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Built in 1929 by John Eberson for Interstate Theatres, the Majestic was intended to be the most modern building in South Texas and was the first in the state to be totally air-conditioned. The Majestic remains one of the finest examples of atmospheric theatres ever built, receiving National Historic Landmark status in 1993. Purchased in 1988 by the City of San Antonio, the theatre was renovated in 1989 at a cost of $15 million, and shortly after, in 1996, the stage was expanded, allowing the theatre to accommodate major Broadway musicals. Since 1989, the Majestic has hosted over 5 million patrons, all at no cost to taxpayers. Address: 224 E. Houston St, San Antonio, Texas 78205
The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre was built in 1913 on the site of the former Rische's Opera House in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Designed in the style of a European palazzo by architects Mauran, Russell & Crow of St. Louis, the Empire operated as a vaudeville house and then a motion picture theatre. The Empire's grandeur was prematurely concealed by inappropriate repairs to extensive flood damage in 1921. After a long, slow decline, the vaudeville house, turned B-run movie theatre, closed its doors in 1978. Address: 226 N. St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
The best vacations start with an unforgettable destination. San Antonio is known as a favorite vacation destination, with more than 34 million people visiting each year. The Visit San Antonio website can help you plan and book your trip at VisitSanAntonio.com. While on the site, get tips on ways to experience the city’s rich culture and history, burgeoning culinary scene, world-class hotels, exciting attractions, unique events and affordability.
Also, when you are in San Antonio don’t forget to stop by our Official Visitor Information Center. Located across the street from the Alamo, the Official Visitor Information Center is staffed by a friendly and expert team that is ready to help you create lasting memories of your stay. Plus while there shop for San Antonio gifts, books, apparel, souvenirs and buy tickets to attractions.
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San Antonio Bike Share is the non-profit that launched San Antonio B-cycle in 2011 as the first bike share in the state of Texas. In 2018, San Antonio acquired a title sponsor, Southwest General Hospital, A Steward Family Hospital, changing the name to SWell Cycle. With hundreds of self-serve bikes and more than 60 stations, SWell Cycle offers 24/7 access to the City on your schedule.
B-cycle station map here.
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