See San Antonio: The Local Experience

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Currently featuring work by Diego Rivera, the San Antonio Museum of Art is one place to go to satisfy artsy cravings. Photo courtesy of San Antonio Museum of Art.

Food:

Mi Tierra Café

Located in San Antonio’s market square, this is one of the best Tex-Mex restaurants in San Antonio. The restaurant and bakery is open 24 hours a day, and has been a staple in San Antonio culture since 1941. Whether you’re craving Mexican food, or want a shot at seeing the who’s-who of the area, this place can give you that and more.

Address: 218 Produce Row, San Antonio, Texas 78207

Alamo Cafe

Another restaurant that has a huge following in the area, Alamo Cafe has been serving the local area since 1981. With two locations, you can satisfy your craving for Tex-Mex with their homemade tortillas and chile con queso, or find your way in for their famous chicken fried steak.

Address: 14250 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78232

The County Line Bar-B-Q

With a location right along the world-famous Riverwalk, County Line Bar-B-Q is known throughout Texas as one of the best Bar-B-Q chains in the state. The County Line is not only known in the state, but has become so famous that they ship their meat all over the country. Come into this place to satisfy your craving for smoked-meat, and enjoy the piece of Texas culture and heritage that is a must to soak in on your trip.

Address: 111 W. Crockett St., San Antonio, Texas 78205

Art and Culture:

San Antonio Museum of Art

The San Antonio Museum of Art is currently featuring Diego Rivera’s (1886-1957) — a world renowned realist painter from Mexico — works that span from the Cubist movement to post-impressionism. Whether you come to see the grand collection of Rivera’s, or to view other exhibits in the museum like the collection of pre-Colombian art or Chinese ceramics, this museum will satisfy your artsy cravings.

“Originally built as a brewery along the San Antonio River north of downtown, beautifully restored and contains well regarded collections of Asian and Latin American art.”Chris Gartner, K-State Alumni Association, San Antonio branch

Address: 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78215

Briscoe Western Art Museum

The Briscoe Western Art Museum focuses primarily on one specific branch of history: the expansion into the west in the different era’s. Whether it’s the expansion of the Great American-West, or the Spaniards colonization, this will bring history into a new perspective.

“Located downtown in the former main branch of the San Antonio Library, named after a former Texas governor, the Briscoe is a new institution highlighting western heritage artwork.” Gartner

Address: 210 West Market Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205

San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium

Outside of the famous SeaWorld San Antonio, there’s no better place to experience wildlife up close than at the local zoo. There’s nothing like enjoying zoos in different cities; and you can do so from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in San Antonio. The zoo features over 750-different animal species and whole lot more for the family.

Address: 3903 North St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, Texas 78212

Theatre:

The Majestic Theatre

One of San Antonio’s Historic Landmarks, The Majestic Theatre plays host to the San Antonio Symphony. The 2,264-seat theater has been in operation since 1929 and is a place to catch a piece of the local history. Whether you have children or are just simply a Disney buff in general, the theater’s current attraction, Disney’s “The Lion King,” is a must-see.

“The Majestic Theatre is a wonderfully restored atmospheric theater from the 1920’s recreating a Spanish courtyard where you can catch the touring version of Disney’s The Lion King during bowl week.” Gartner

Address: 224 East Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205

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