San Antonio

Making Cascarones, a Longtime Texas Tradition

March 21, 2024 | By

Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico on the Joys of Tacos

January 31, 2024 | By S. Kirk Walsh

“Tacos have always brought me joy,” says Edgar Rico, executive chef and co-owner of Nixta Taqueria in East Austin.

The Total Solar Eclipse by the Numbers

January 26, 2024 | By Asher Elbein

What to Do in Texas in 2024

January 12, 2024 | By TH Staff

Where to Stay in 2024: San Antonio and Austin

January 2, 2024 | By

Keep Your Kids Entertained With These Texas Holiday Activities

November 22, 2023 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Winter break is fast approaching. Cue later bedtimes, mornings with hot cocoa by the fire, and, best of all, weeks of no homework.

San Antonio’s Delicious Tamales Lives Up to Its Name

November 21, 2023 | By John T. Davis

A Christmas Feast for San Antonio’s Newsboys

November 21, 2023 | By Traces of Texas

Thanks to the annual Newsboys’ Christmas Dinner in San Antonio, newsboy Gregorio Cortez was able to delight in a slice of pumpkin pie at the Alamo City’s Gunter Hotel on Dec.

Comfort Café Supports a New Way to Recovery

July 25, 2023 | By Abigail Rosenthal

In Appreciation of Echo Bridge, the Coolest Music Venue in Texas

May 31, 2023 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Set on the San Antonio River, where live oak, pecan, mesquite, and willow trees line the banks and create a shady, bucolic scene, Echo Bridge in San Antonio is the coolest music venue in Texas you’ve never heard of.

Weekend Getaways from San Antonio: Comfort and South Padre Island

May 30, 2023 | By Marisa Charpentier

Six Essential San Antonio Cocktails to Try This Summer

May 6, 2023 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Soak Up History and Good Vibes at Camp Hot Wells in San Antonio

March 27, 2023 | By Jen Hamilton Hernandez

On a rainy day in March, I drive to the Southside of San Antonio to Hot Wells of Bexar County park.

Latinx Artists Explore What It Means to Be from Texas in San Antonio Exhibition ‘Soy de Tejas’

March 4, 2023 | By Cat Cardenas

In 1985, South Texas musician Steve Jordan sang “Soy de Tejas,” a love letter he wrote to the state and to his Chicano heritage that went on to become a Tejano classic.

The Shows Goes On For San Antonio’s Starline Costumes

February 7, 2023 | By Jacqueline Knox

When Starline Costumes, a cherished costume sales and rental shop in San Antonio, announced it would be closing last October, customers took to social media to express their sadness.

Murals and Other Public Art Tell the Story of San Antonio in ‘Arte Del Pueblo’

November 14, 2022 | By Natalia Gonzalez Blanco Serrano

Project Pollo’s Plans to Take Its Vegan Chicken National

September 29, 2022 | By Cynthia J. Drake

What Is the Greatest Piece of Art in Texas?

August 25, 2022 | By Michael Agresta

‘Árbol de la Vida’ Rises with Beauty and Heritage on the San Antonio River Walk

August 25, 2022 | By

What’s That Smell? San Antonio Zoo’s Corpse Flower Is Ready To Bloom

July 9, 2022 | By Sarah Thurmond

The words “corpse” and “flower” are not commonly associated with one another, but the distinctive stench of the Indonesian rainforest plant Amorphophallus titanium is said to merit such a description.

Rinsing Wagons in the San Antonio River

June 30, 2022 | By Traces of Texas

Though small by Texas standards, the San Antonio River has played an outsized role in the state’s history.

How the San Antonio River Walk Became More Than Just a Tourist Attraction

June 30, 2022 | By Wes Ferguson

San Antonio’s Morgan’s Wonderland Caters to Kids with Disabilities

April 28, 2022 | By Clayton Maxwell

Upon entering Morgan’s Wonderland theme park in San Antonio, visitors are welcomed by a 25-foot-tall bronze sculpture of hands reaching skyward, releasing a butterfly.

Raising ’em Right for Stock Show Season

January 27, 2022 | By Traces of Texas

UT San Antonio’s Football Team Proves It’s Time to Reconsider the Roadrunner

December 3, 2021 | By John Nova Lomax

Before last Saturday’s thumping at the hands of the North Texas Mean Green, the University of Texas at San Antonio was having a fairy-tale season.

Carnitas Is the ‘Only Thing’ on the Menu at This San Antonio Restaurant

September 23, 2021 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Westerns Ride Again at San Antonio’s Briscoe Western Art Museum

May 27, 2021 | By Gene Fowler

From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to The Wild Bunch, the Hollywood Western has staked its claim as one of the most popular genres in the history of movie-making.

San Antonio Accordion Master Flaco Jiménez Lets His Accordion Do the Talking

April 29, 2021 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Leonardo “Flaco” Jiménez is San Antonio music royalty. Known as “El Rey de Texas” for his mastery of the accordion, the 82-year-old comes from a pioneering family of conjunto, the soul music of South Texas Mexican Americans.

People Across the Country Flock to San Antonio for Elevated Caribbean Flavors

March 25, 2021 | By Steven Lindsey

A Chili Queen Holds Court in 1904 San Antonio

March 25, 2021 | By Jac Darsnek, Traces of Texas

Get a Sneak Peek of the Phil Collins Alamo Collection in San Antonio

March 12, 2021 | By Gene Fowler

Suburban London, 1956. Five-year-old Phil Collins—yes, that Phil Collins—stands in a snapshot dressed as Davy Crockett in a coonskin cap.

For the Best Enchiladas in Texas, Go Back to School in San Antonio

January 27, 2021 | By John Nova Lomax

On the list of dishes Texans love to eat and argue about, cheese enchiladas exist somewhere near the top, perhaps trailing only beef brisket and chili con carne.

Hey Baby, Que Taco! Flaco Jimenez’s Son Opens a Food Truck in San Antonio

January 12, 2021 | By Joe Nick Patoski

For 13 years, Leonardo Jimenez has been a constant by the side of his father, Leonardo Sr., better known to the world as Flaco Jimenez, the San Antonio conjunto accordion legend and multiple Grammy Award winner.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Café de la Rosa in San Antonio

January 7, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Jovita de la Rosa Ortiz, third from right, and her parents Magdaleno and Francisca behind the counter of their café, Café de la Rosa, in San Antonio, circa 1945.

With a New Land Bridge, San Antonio Provides a Safe Passage for People and Wildlife

January 4, 2021 | By Sallie Lewis

60 Years Ago San Antonio Teenagers Invented the Westside Sound

November 20, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

The Past and Future of San Antonio’s Historic Tienditas

October 20, 2020 | By Omar Gallaga

Where I grew up in South Texas, a small tiendita was within walking distance of my grandmother’s house.

Reflecting on Mission San José’s 300 Years in San Antonio

August 21, 2020 | By Annette Bernhard Nevins

The Ruins of Hot Wells Hotel and Spa Bring Historic Charm to Southside San Antonio

July 14, 2020 | By Sabrina LeBoeuf

In the beginning of the 20th century, the Hot Wells Hotel and Spa was the place to stay for anyone stopping in San Antonio.

Texas’ First Film Studio Stood in San Antonio’s Padre Park

July 9, 2020 | By Sabrina LeBoeuf

Souvenirs Keep the Memories of Past Travels Alive During Quarantine

June 9, 2020 | By Babs Rodriguez

Best-Selling Author and Twitter Personality Shea Serrano Talks Texas

April 30, 2020 | By H. Drew Blackburn

Family-Run Wildflower Caramels Sources Locally for Its Confections

April 30, 2020 | By Laurel Miller

Lone Star Launches Its First-Ever Seasonal Beer

April 24, 2020 | By Jill Coody Smits

“It’s not ideal to launch Rio Jade in a global pandemic,” says Emily Hoyle, Lone Star’s brand manager. “But if we can bring something positive to Texans and give them something to look forward to, then our day is made.”

San Antonio Artist Kathleen Trenchard Creates Memorable Papel Picado Art

March 26, 2020 | By Sallie Lewis

The Owners of This San Antonio Bakery Are Carrying On Their Mother’s Legacy

March 26, 2020 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Painting the Wild Blue Yonder

March 15, 2020 | By Heather Brand

Eat Gourmet Insects at San Antonio’s Witte Museum

March 10, 2020 | By Julia Jones

On the evening of March 26, the museum is hosting Bug Bites, an event where people can sample chef-crafted dishes featuring a variety of insects. With a menu that includes coffee-blackened grasshopper street tacos, grilled scorpion with pineapple mojo, roasted orange-ant mole, and cricket carrot cake, bugs might just become a welcome addition to culinary classics.

An Exhibition in San Antonio Captures Selena Before and After Fame

February 27, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

A New Musical in San Antonio Remembers the Alamo

February 14, 2020 | By Gene Fowler

When Texas revolutionaries first cried “Remember the Alamo!” during their fight for independence from Mexico, little could they have known the resilience of their rallying cry.

Alamo Redevelopment Plan Moves On After Burials Discovered by Archeologists

January 9, 2020 | By John Lumpkin

The initial phase of the Alamo’s comprehensive redevelopment is scheduled for completion this year, despite the recent discovery of long-ago burials in the hallowed landmark and ongoing disputes over the plan.

5 Unexpected River Walk Restaurants for Your Next Visit to San Antonio

November 27, 2019 | By Paula Disbrowe

Teddy Roosevelt, San Antonio, and the Birth of the Rough Riders

October 31, 2019 | By Dan Oko

B eneath a warm Caribbean sun, down a twisted road from the tattered colonial city Santiago de Cuba, an American soldier stands frozen in time.
It’s a statue, actually, in a small park that commemorates the derring-do of Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, formally known as the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, who helped drive Spain out of Cuba during the Spanish-American War in 1898.

Ruby City, a Contemporary Art Museum 12 Years in the Making, is Now Open in San Antonio

October 17, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

Late artist and philanthropist Linda Pace’s vision puts the Alamo City on the modern art map

San Antonio Celebrates Day of the Dead With a New Festival Full of Colorful Events

October 15, 2019 | By Anna-Kay Reeves

Starting this week, the San Antonio’s Day of the Dead festivities range from museum exhibitions to a Catrinas on the River Parade. “Considering the city’s history and diversity, it makes sense that San Antonio is the national destination to celebrate this holiday,” says Dawn Robinette of Day of the Dead San Antonio.

5 Mouthwatering Chef-Inspired Eats at Texas Stadiums

September 24, 2019 | By Phil West

Root, root, rooting for the home team works up a mighty hunger. At some stadiums around the state, the snacks have become bigger, bolder, and more ridiculous—take for example the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park in Arlington, which debuted a 2-pound chicken tender on its 2019 menu. But some arenas attempt to make their offerings ambitious in a different way, even scoring notable Texas chefs to create menu items.

On the Magic of a Hotel Bar

August 29, 2019 | By Michael J. Mooney

5 Texas Podcasts to Listen to Now

August 15, 2019 | By Meara Isenberg

These five podcasts highlight unique stories from all corners of Texas

Calling on All Manner of Higher Powers, This San Antonio Shop Has Just the Thing for Your Earthly Problems

July 29, 2019 | By Asher Elbein

In the spirit room of Botanica La Caridad, a retail store in San Antonio, wooden statues of West African deities are crammed up against a bucket of sticks and machetes, garlanded with chicken’s feet and anchored by a cross. In the opposite corner stands a masked mannequin with rolled-up cash tucked discreetly beneath its long red dress and unopened bottles of wine.

The Story of Mi Tierra’s ‘American Dream’ Mural in San Antonio

June 25, 2019 | By Anthony Head

Featuring portraits of more than 100 people, “American Dream” was the idea of Jorge Cortez—the son of Mi Tierra founders Pedro “Pete” and Cruz Cortez. “I wanted to honor my father and mother, who came to the U.S. as immigrants,” Cortez says of the mural.

San Antonio’s Juneteenth Educates Future Generations

June 18, 2019 | By Cary Clack

Texans are celebrating Juneteenth with events across the state this week, including today’s state government holiday.

Hopscotch, An Immersive Art Exhibit, Announces Permanent San Antonio Space

June 14, 2019 | By Jacqueline Aguirre

Taking over 18,000-square-feet and two stories of Travis Park Plaza in the downtown area, Hopscotch features rooms that will house anything from light installations and adult playscapes to experimental architecture and gamified environments. It’s set to open late 2019/early 2020.

Diana Kennedy Donates Rare Mexican Cookbook Collection to The University of Texas at San Antonio

May 31, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Diana Kennedy, widely considered to be the foremost authority on Mexican cooking, drove the 892 miles from her home in Michoacán, Mexico, to San Antonio in February (as chronicled by The New York Times) to drop off her collection of 19th-century Mexican cookbooks.

Southerleigh Brews First All-Texas Ingredient Pale Ale

May 23, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

All beer has four main ingredients: grain, hops, yeast, and water. Southerleigh, a restaurant and brewery in San Antonio’s Pearl entertainment district, has crafted a limited-edition beer with all those ingredients sourced from Texas. Now that the craft beer movement is here to stay, it seems like locavore beer is the next wave.

Where to See the Most Historic Bat Roost in Texas

April 15, 2019 | By Asher Elbein

On summer nights in the Hill Country, rivers of Mexican free-tail bats stream out of caves and abandoned buildings, spiraling up to hunt in the skies. One colony of bats emerges from a strange, 30-foot-high structure that resembles a church steeple on stilts, with pyramidal shingles, and is visible from a public road in the Kendall County town of Comfort.

Family Friendly Spring Break in San Antonio

March 1, 2019 | By Jen Hamilton Hernández

A San Antonio spring break may conjure images of theme parks and a barge ride along the Paseo del Río, and certainly, those are a few options for family fun, but the city’s new attractions and hidden treasures offer alternative adventures worth exploring. Some are decidedly urban—museums and chef-driven restaurants—while others bring you right into a natural oasis just south of downtown. But all dot the banks of the San Antonio River, the city’s lifeblood for centuries.

4 Alternative Spring Break Trips

March 1, 2019 | By

Say “spring break,” and most of us picture a tourist-packed beach, but there’s a world
of options away from the seashores. We’ve planned four under-the-radar trips for those
ready to seek out experiences beyond the norm … with or without kids in tow.

New Book Chronicles the Life of San Antonio Artist Jesse Treviño

March 1, 2019 | By Matt Joyce

In over 30 years as a journalist, San Marcos writer and Texas Highways contributor Anthony Head has covered everything from high school basketball in Indiana to politics in Chicago to the culinary arts of Los Angeles, where he was an editor with Bon Appétit magazine.

Antiques Roadshow Star Bruce Shackelford’s Eye for Objects Has Taken Him from Abilene to Reality TV

February 28, 2019 | By Matt Joyce

Bruce Shackelford is one of those enviable characters who’s developed a notable career by pursuing his own particular interests. Once dubbed a “scholarly cowboy,” the 65-year-old parlayed his fascination with Native American art, Western history, and horsemanship into a job as the Texas history curator at The Witte Museum, San Antonio’s elegant and enlightening repository of Texas history and culture. He’s also one of only a handful of appraisers to have appeared on every season of PBS’ perennial reality show favorite, Antiques Roadshow. For 23 years, viewers have tuned in to watch Shackelford—who mans the Tribal Art table—and other experts as they appraise the significance and value of antiques and collectibles brought in by the public.

Taking the Waters: The Fascinating History of Texas’ Mineral-Water Resorts

February 28, 2019 | By Gene Fowler

Dr. John Sutherland would have died in the Battle of the Alamo had William Travis not dispatched him as a messenger to Gonzales.

5 Texas Restaurants That Will Change Your Mind About Vegan Food

February 19, 2019 | By Robyn Ross

If the thought of vegan food conjures images of a giant plate of alfalfa sprouts, it’s time to revisit the concept. These days, vegan restaurants in Texas tend more toward soul food than rabbit food, and they use creative stand-ins for beef (protein-rich seitan, made from vital wheat gluten), cheese (soaked and pureed nuts), and pork (the shredded flesh of the giant Asian jackfruit) that can satisfy even die-hard carnivores. While Austin has long been considered the capital of Texas’ vegan scene, other cities now offer stiff competition in the way of veggie-forward, animal-free fare.

Culinary Institute of America Opens New Restaurant at its San Antonio Campus

January 24, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

For a sneak peek of up-and-coming culinary talent, make plans to visit Savor in San Antonio.

The restaurant opened Jan. 22 inside the Texas campus of the Culinary Institute of America at the Pearl entertainment district. Led by professional instructors, students working toward associate degrees prepare and serve local and seasonal, “modern American” food that draws from various cultures they’ve studied, from Asian to European cuisine.

Big Bend Brewing Company Shuts Down Operations

December 27, 2018 | By Kimya Kavehkar

The Alpine brewery hopes the closing will be temporary. Texas beer lovers must bid adieu (for now) to “the beer from out here.”

The World’s Largest, Longest, Tallest, and Smallest in Texas

December 21, 2018 | By John Lumpkin

“EVERYTHING’S BIGGER IN TEXAS”

How often have you heard that? The New-York Tribune is said to have coined the phrase more than a century ago. Though not quite everything in the Lone Star State qualifies as the world’s largest, tallest, longest, or widest, plenty do. Hitting the road to find them is a gargantuan trip in itself.

The Presnall-Watson Homestead in San Antonio Welcomes Hikers, Bikers, and Equestrians

December 19, 2018 | By E. Dan Klepper

Aseemingly incongruous site greets Saturday afternoon visitors at the Presnall-Watson Homestead, a rambling 19th-century farmhouse along the Medina River in south San Antonio. Kids on bicycles kick out tricks as horseback riders in cowboy regalia round the corner, creating a surprising mash-up of three centuries crammed into one.

Mr. and Mrs. G’s Serves Up Soul Food in San Antonio

December 19, 2018 | By Cary Clack

Wearing a red apron and blue “Retired Air Force” cap, William Garner walks out of the kitchen of Mr. & Mrs. G’s Home Cooking and Pastries in San Antonio. It’s the lunch rush, and the phone is ringing as the 81-year-old takes his usual seat behind the cashier. “Hello,” he answers. “Pot roast? Yes, we do.”

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Announces its 2019 Concert Lineup

December 19, 2018 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Dust off your favorite pair of cowboy boots because the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is back Feb. 7-24. The event, which was established in 1949 and brings 2 million visitors to the AT&T Center every year, has released a live music lineup packed with country music stars and other national entertainers.

Photo: Chinese New Year on the San Antonio River Walk

December 16, 2018 | By

Chinese New Year traditions include releasing a wishing lantern into the air or casting it into the water to bring good luck or release worries. The latter is celebrated annually at the San Antonio River Walk, which holds its Confucius Wishing Lanterns event Feb. 9. The ceremony of floating gold-rimmed lanterns

Holiday-Themed Pop-Up Concept Coming to Texas Bars

November 19, 2018 | By Kimya Kavehkar

While most of us might be too old to sit on Santa’s lap, that doesn’t mean we’ve outgrown holiday merriment. For a warm glow within and without, make plans to stop by Miracle, a pop-up concept coming to five Texas bars this season. Miracle transforms watering holes in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Galveston into full-blown holiday wonderlands with nostalgic, kitschy décor and themed specialty cocktails Nov. 23 through Dec. 29. The concept debuted in New York City in 2014 and now has 80 locations internationally.

This South Texas Olive Orchard Feels Like a Mediterranean Oasis

November 1, 2018 | By Jen Hamilton Hernández

Visits to Italy in 1994 and Spain in ’99 inspired
Winokur to recreate that Mediterranean setting in her home state, just south of San Antonio. After living in Manhattan for 14 years, taking art classes and illustrating children’s books, she had returned to Texas to help take care of family. “I’m a sixth-generation Texan, and most of my folks ranched, so certainly I wanted to have cattle, but I also wanted to do something else,” she says. “It seemed to me that olives could be a good crop for Texas.

Where to Stay in San Antonio

October 4, 2018 | By

Explore Frontier Life in San Antonio at the Yturri-Edmunds Home

September 20, 2018 | By

Before the first railroad line reached San Antonio in 1877, the villa was known as “the city of adobes,” according to an 1887 article in the San Antonio Daily Express. Along with rock, adobe was cited as the most common construction material. Another report in the Express noted that local adobe buildings would “endure forever almost.”

San Antonio Native Jefferson Clay Debuts “Riverwalkin’”, a Celebration of the Alamo City’s Iconic Landmark

August 15, 2018 | By Julia Jones

San Antonio’s River Walk has a new anthem: Singer-songwriter Jefferson Clay just debuted his music video for the song “Riverwalkin’,” a tribute to one of his hometown’s quintessential attractions.

New Photography Book by Michael Cirlos Showcases the Diversity of the Alamo City

July 23, 2018 | By Julia Jones

Humans of San Antonio features images of people from all walks of life—including street dancers, homeless men and women, and artists—and includes quotes that tell deeply personal stories. Michael Cirlos, the photographer behind the project as well as the book’s author, writes in the introduction that he always started the conversation with a simple question: “What is one memory you never want to forget?”

Who Wouldn’t Love a Buckarita in the Company of a Crossbred Longhorn-Buffalo?

June 27, 2018 | By Gene Fowler

 

The “Buckarita” at San Antonio’s Buckhorn Saloon serves up the kick you’d expect from a mix of Cuervo 1800 Tequila, Grand Gala, and prickly pear juice.

Trails in Guadalupe Mountains and San Antonio Get Federal Recognition

June 11, 2018 | By Julia Jones

The Department of the Interior has named 19 new national recreation trails, and Texas is home to two of them: the Guadalupe Ridge Trail that runs across the Texas-New Mexico border and the Salado Creek Greenway in San Antonio.

Senior Editor Lori Moffatt Shares Her Favorite Places in Texas After 27 Years at Texas Highways

April 24, 2018 | By

This issue marks the 44th anniversary of the travel magazine of Texas. It’s also the last issue for Senior Editor Lori Moffatt, who is retiring after an esteemed 27 years with the publication. As a staff, we’re going to miss her irreplaceable knowledge of Texas’ history and culture, insightful edits and sharp eye for details, but even more so the passion and vitality she’s brought to these pages and the office over the years. Before her departure, I asked her to share some of her insights with the readers she’s served so well for more than 300 issues. 

New Exhibit at San Antonio’s Witte Museum Showcases Texas Maps Spanning 3 Centuries

February 15, 2018 | By

The exhibit, which opened Feb. 15 and runs through Sept. 17, features artifacts ranging from an original 1701 map of Frenchmen Sieur de La Salle’s ill-fated 1685 expedition along the Texas coast to a 1968 Rand McNally & Co. map showing routes to San Antonio for the HemisFair World’s Fair. In between are dozens of vintage maps depicting such historical chapters as early 19th century Native American trails; frontier military trails and forts; German immigrant Hill Country maps of the 1840s; new railroads stretching westward into Texas in the 1850s; and cattle drive trails of the 1880s.

5 Music Fests Every Texan Should Attend

February 14, 2018 | By Michael Corcoran

The big, expensive festivals touting electronic dance music, Radiohead, and Jay-Z get most of the media attention, but a number of more intimate Texas festivals have thrived without the hype.

5 Romantic Places in Texas to Spend Valentine’s Day

February 6, 2018 | By

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the Texas Highways editors wanted to know: What are the most romantic places in the state?

San Antonio’s Urban-15 Stretches the Arts with Music, Movement, and Media

January 15, 2018 | By Gene Fowler

URBAN-15’s Carnaval de San Anto troupe performs during Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair park in San Antonio.

18 Places to Go in Texas in 2018

December 28, 2017 | By Clayton Maxwell

From El Paso to Galveston, uncover our top 18 travel must-dos for 2018.

San Antonio’s Tricentennial Is a Party 300 Years in the Making

December 15, 2017 | By

The best destination cities give travelers a distinct feeling that can only be experienced by walking their streets.

A Tricentennial Timeline of San Antonio

December 14, 2017 | By Jane Kellogg Murray

The city’s modern-day story is only just beginning, but the same could have been said 300 years ago.

San Antonio Tricentennial Events

December 14, 2017 | By

Highlights of nearly 700 Tricentennial-sanctioned partner events planned for 2018 in San Antonio.

The Intriguing History of San Antonio’s Japanese Tea Garden

December 14, 2017 | By Greg Disch

San Antonio’s Japanese Tea Garden—once an abandoned rock quarry—stands today as a lush landscape with limestone bridges, ponds filled with Japanese koi, a Japanese pagoda-style pavilion, a café, and a 60-foot waterfall.

Why 2018 Is the Perfect Time to Revisit San Antonio

December 13, 2017 | By Jane Kellogg Murray

Three hundred years ago—before Davy Crockett became a household name, before the Chili Queens served hearty bowls of red on San Antonio’s Military Plaza, and long before Fiesta San Antonio became an annual 11-day party attracting some 3.5 million visitors to the Alamo City—Spanish missionaries founded Mission San Antonio de Valero, best known these days as the Alamo.

Looking Back at The Best Texas Snow Photos

December 11, 2017 | By

With a slight chance of snow flurries in the Texas forecast this week, we decided to look back at photos from last December’s snowstorm.

San Antonio Cocktail Conference

November 14, 2017 | By

For five days in January, in the recuperative lull between New Year’s and Valentine’s Day, San Antonio hosts a smashing soiree that both raises money for children’s charities and celebrates the craft cocktail movement.

Get Into the Holiday Spirit at SeaWorld San Antonio

November 9, 2017 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Around this time of year (and only this time of year), I start to miss the snow.

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