Pearl Brewery

200 E. Grayson
San Antonio, Texas 78215
Phone (210) 212-7260
http://www.atpearl.com/ 

Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces and paseos, a riverside amphitheater, educational institutions such as the Aveda Institute and the third campus of the Culinary Institute of America. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future with LEED-certified complexes mixed with historic architecture.

The 22-acre Pearl site is home to the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio and Aveda Institute San Antonio and the year-round Pearl Farmers Market. Pearl restaurants include Il Sogno Italian Osteria and the Sandbar Fish House and Market, both by CIA graduate and James Beard Award-nominated chef Andrew Weissman, La Gloria Ice House by CIA graduate chef Johnny Hernandez, NAO New World Flavors, from The [...]

Marriage Island

Marriage Island on the San Antonio Riverwalk
(210) 650-2-i-do (2436)
http://www.marriageisland.webs.com/

Marriage Island on the San Antonio Riverwalk is the site of over 360 weddings each year.
Marriage Island sets the stage for your wedding as a beautiful and uniquely San Antonio wedding venue.
The Ministry at San Antonio is the provider of choice for wedding officiant services at Marriage Island.
Ranked in the top 10 most romantic destination wedding locations in the world.
Ranked in the top 5 most romantic wedding locations in the country.

Marriage Island History

The Spanish Missionary, Father Damian Massanet, conducted the first Catholic Mass on this spot on June 13, 1691. He went on to rename the river after Saint Anthony of Padua to honor his feast day. Rolando Briseño was commissioned in 1991 to create a sculpture to commemorate this Mass. The island is now the root ball of a cypress tree that was planted [...]

Tre Trattoria Downtown

401 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 223-0401
http://www.tretrattoria.com

Just a short walk from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, you’ll find Chef Jason Dady’s chic and vibrant Tre Trattoria Downtown. Step into this authentic Tuscan Italian restaurant and enjoy remarkable views of the beautiful Hemisfair Park and San Antonio’s notable Tower of Americas. A hip, urban atmosphere to host a private party with accommodations for as many as 200 guests. Weekend brunch features signature bloody mary’s and a unique list of over 13 different $1 mimosas. – Buyouts Available – Catering Available – Open kitchen with wood burning oven – Centralized bar – Large open space – Wonderful views of downtown – Private dining room that can accommodate up to 80 guests – “Family table” seating for up to 12 – Access to the courtyard and historic balconies of the Fairmount – Complimentary valet.

Bolner’s Meat Market

2900 S. Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204
Phone: (210) 533-5112
http://www.bolnersmeatmarket.com
Bolner Family History
Our great grandfathers, Antonio and Joseph Bolner, immigrated from Tyrol, Italy to Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1881. The brothers came to the Americas as part of an appeal made from President Diaz of Mexico to Italy looking for farmers to tend their hill country. The citizens of Mexico did not appreciate the immigrants working their lands and violence broke out. The Italian immigrants were quickly released from their contracts. Our great grandfathers decided to try their luck in Texas. Antonio Bolner and his wife, Orsola Eccell Bolner, settled in Del Rio Texas while Joe Bolner and his wife, Orsola’s sister, Mary Eccell Bolner, settled in San Antonio, Texas. Both brothers farmed the land and raised large families.

Antonio Bolner and his wife, Orsola, settled in Del Rio, Texas on land south of the city known today [...]

King William Historic District

1032 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: (210) 227-8786
Fax: (210) 227-8030
http://www.kingwilliamassociation.org
The King William District occupies land that was once irrigated farm land belonging to the Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo. When the mission was secularized in 1793, the lands were divided among the resident Indian families from the mission or sold at public auction.
 
The area call the King William Neighborhood of today was subdivided into lots in the 1860s and laid out with the present streets. It was about this time that a great many Germans who had immigrated to Texas in the 1840s began to settle in this area and it became known as “Sauerkraut Bend” to the rest of San Antonio.
 
It developed into an idyllic neighborhood of large, impressive houses shaded by enormous pecan and cypress trees. The main entry street into the area was given the [...]

La Villita

418 Villita St # 900A  San Antonio, TX 78205-2926
(210) 207-8610
lavillita.com

Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was San Antonio’s first neighborhood. It was originally a settlement of primitive huts for the Spanish soldiers stationed at the Mission San Antonio Valero (the Alamo). After a flood in 1819, brick, stone and adobe houses replaced the earlier structures. In 1836, La Villita was the site of General Santa Ana’s cannon line in the Battle of the Alamo and a map from early that year showed the village to be of considerable size.

Late in the 19th century European immigrants from Germany and France moved into the area. These pioneers became San Antonio’s business leaders, bankers, educators, and craftsmen. The cultural mix that occurred at this time is best illustrated by the variety of architectural styles reflected in La Villita’s buildings. The architecture portrays the evolution of [...]

Hotel Indigo at the Alamo

105 N Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-933-2000
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/in/1/en/hotel/satin

Built in the historic Gibbs building, the Hotel Indigo® San Antonio at the Alamo hotel is a boutique-style hotel designed for travelers looking for an escape from the traditional hotel experience, but who still desire modern conveniences and amenities. Designed with the perfect blend of historical preservation and modern decor, the hotel’s San Antonio, TX suites are steps from major attractions, including the Alamo and the San Antonio Riverwalk.

The hotel’s downtown location, across the street from the Alamo, means guests stay within walking distance of all the major downtown San Antonio attractions, including the famous Riverwalk. Use the hotel’s valet parking service and enjoy easy access to the best restaurants, attractions and entertainment San Antonio has to offer.

Business travelers appreciate the hotel’s proximity to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, just three blocks away. Guests can stay in touch with free high-speed [...]

Crockett Hotel

320 Bonham, San Antonio TX 78205
210-255-6500
http://www.crocketthotel.com

Built on the very place where Davy Crockett and his band of brave Texas settlers defended the Alamo in 1836, San Antonio’s Crockett Hotel is a charming, historic hotel recently renovated to include all of today’s amenities. A member of the National Register of Historic Places, the Crockett Hotel is well-suited for travelers interested in the rich culture and history of Texas. Just 18 steps from the Alamo and across the street from RiverCenter Mall, gateway to San Antonio’s River Walk, guests of the Crockett Hotel enjoy the quiet of the surrounding neighborhood, marked only by the sounds of horse-drawn carriages.

The Crockett Hotel’s 138 non-smoking guestrooms are decorated in tones of sage and cream, featuring plantation-style shutters and local artwork to give guests a sense of the local culture. Although decorations are minimal, the aim is to create the sense of comfort [...]

The St. Anthony

300 E Travis St
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-2274392

The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio

A Texas jewel reborn, crafted from the dreams of two Texas cattlemen in 1909, The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, was the first luxury hotel in San Antonio and has remained one of the finest expressions of Texas hospitality for more than a century. Featuring 277 guest rooms and suites, as well as more than 31,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space in the heart of downtown San Antonio, The St. Anthony is an unrivaled classic reborn with contemporary glamour and opulence. The hotel’s timeless elegance and tradition, fused with stunning city views and modern design, serve as the epicenter of San Antonio’s social scene, including its sixth-floor outdoor pool and tenth-floor rooftop lounge, as well as the storied St. Anthony Club, a cocktail lounge with historic tales [...]

O’Brien Historic Hotel

116 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 527-1111
http://www.obrienhotel.com

The historic O’Brien Hotel is a San Antonio landmark. With 39 newly renovated and luxuriously appointed guestrooms, the O’Brien is a standout, offering a level of personalized service unique to a hotel its size.

The O’Brien’s décor is gracious, with luxurious bed and bath linens and all of the modern conveniences you’d expect in a fine boutique hotel — and at very affordable rates. Centrally located 1/2 block from San Antonio’s famous River Walk, and only a short walk to the Alamo, Alamodrome, Market Square, El Mercado, River Center Mall and the convention center, the O’Brien offers a quiet, relaxing stay in the center of all that San Antonio has to offer.

Nestled in San Antonio’s Downtown Historical District, the O’Brien Historic Hotel is within easy walking distance of virtually anything from local live entertainment and the convention center, to Minute Maid [...]