This place is amazing and right in the heart of the artist district of San Antonio! A must-go in the Spring, it's in walking distance of the S.A. Zoo, so stop here if you have the time. The garden features beautiful flowers, ponds, and a waterfall to enjoy. They're opening up the reconstructed home of the Japanese family that once lived on the land, which is a very interesting tale of San Antonio history. Other than that, there really isn't any other attraction on the garden, but it's still worth the look. I come here to study, do photography, and get fresh air. There's also little hidden paths you can duck into that will lead you out to a road that connects to Brackenridge Park. Don't be alarmed if you see black cats! They're everywhere, but skiddish. All in all, this place is gorgeous and a nice break from the city. Best of all it's FREE!
Bar America. A mom and pop watering hole. Cheap canned and bottled beer ($1 - $2). No Liquor. Arts community hangout. Located in KingWilliam SouthTown arts/cultural district. VERY happening on First Friday. Old juke box plays Freddy Fender, Sinatra, Selena. Crowd is young artsy hipsters to OLD artsy hipsters. Some working class. 3 pool tables. Only 21 and over. Opens after 8 pm. Closed Sun and Mon. Casual.
DO NOT GO EAT AT THIS RESTAURANT
This restaurant recently went under a renovation. So we decided to try....the food was forgettable and the waiters were ALL wearing dirty uniforms. Plus the elevator was stuck the next day for several hours.
Visit The Alamo early in the morning
The city bus cost $1 for a ride to the stop by the Alamo. We arrived early in the morning and found very few people there. We enjoyed the outside gardens tremendously and also listened to a historical story by a guide about the events that happened here in 1836. There is a good movie to view for no charge before starting the inside visit.
Originally a mission, San Antonio de Velaro later became known as The Alamo. It was originally constructed as the first of five missions in the San Antonio area.
There is no charge for admission at The Alamo or the other four missions.
We spent over 2 hours here so don't be in a hurry when you visit.
One of the most important mexican battles took part here, where mexican soilders recover El Alamo, wich was occuped by US soilders. Of coruse you cannot take pictures inside because the battle model has te USA point of view.