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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Carver Community Cultural Center

226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio TX, 78202
210.207.7211
http://www.thecarver.org

 

The Carver was recently determined to be an impressive example of a community building in the Moderne style by the Texas Historic Preservation Office, which declared the Carver historically significant both for its architecture and as a cultural fixture in our community. Funds have recently been granted by the San Antonio Conservation Society for research and nomination for inclusion of the Carver Community Cultural Center and the Little Carver Civic Center [...]

The Guenther House

205 E. Guenther St. San Antonio TX 78204
Phone: (210) 227-1061
www.guentherhouse.com

Located on a bend of the the San Antonio River at foot of King William is one of the oldest historic districts in Texas. Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, built this elegant home in 1860. The restored house offers a museum featuring mill memorabilia. Of interest to collectors are the Dresden China anniversary plates made in Germany until WWII. Museum and River Mill store hours: [...]

Spanish Governor’s Palace

105 Plaza de Armas San Antonio TX 78205-2412
Phone: (210) 224-0601
Fax: (210) 223-5562
www.spanishgovernorspalace.org 
A national historic landmark, labeled “the most beautiful building in San Antonio” by the National Geographic Society, it once housed the officials of the Spanish Province of Texas. Over the entrance is the original keystone which contains the carved, double-headed eagle of the Hapsburg coat-of-arms and the inscription, in Spanish, &quotfinished in 1749.” Distinguishing features include period furnishings and a cobblestone patio with fountain [...]

San Antonio Missions

2202 Roosevelt Ave. San AntonioTX 78210
Phone: (210) 534-8833 &bull Fax: (210) 534-1106
www.nps.gov/saan
The chain of missions established along the San Antonio River in the 18th century are reminders of one of Spain’s most successful attempts to extend its New World dominion from Mexico. Representing both church and state, these missions were charged with converting the local Native Americans, collectively called Coahuiltecans, into devout Catholics and productive members of Spanish society. More than just churches on the Spanish [...]

San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston, San Antonio  TX 78209
Phone: (210) 207-3250
www.sabot.org

This 33-acre living museum, one can enjoy colorful seasonal floral displays, a serene native forest walk, exotic plant specimens from around the world, modernistic glass pyramids, and even an authentic log cabin.

Highlights include the Old Fashioned Perennial Garden, Rose Garden, Sacred Garden, Garden for the Blind, Kuamoto En (an authentic Japanese Garden), and extensive native collections representing the hill Country, East Texas and Southwest Texas. The futuristic Lucile Halsell Conservatory [...]