Area Attractions

SHOPPING AND DINING

Market Square (1.2 miles away)

The three-block outdoor plaza includes more than 100 shops and stalls and is recognized as the largest Mexican market in the United States. Discover authentic regional food, unique curios, iconic Talavera pottery, and lively musical entertainment.

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Pearl (1.6 miles away)
This mixed-use redevelopment of the historic City Brewery brings together great dining, distinctive shops, and laid-back public spaces. It also hosts the third campus of the Culinary Institute of America and a year-round farmers market.

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La Villita (0.4 miles away)

Named a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, this "little village" features cobblestone streets and 18th-century buildings. Today, it's a creative hub with boutiques offering jewelry, clothing, and art by local artisans.

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Esquire Tavern (0.4 miles away)

Open since 1933, this spot holds the records for oldest River Walk bar and longest wooden bar top in Texas (more than 100 feet). The James Beard Award nominee exudes nostalgia from the Prohibition era, serving handcrafted cocktails and hearty food.

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CULTURE AND HISTORY

San Antonio River Walk (0.0 miles away)

This shaded oasis lined with shops and eateries lies just below street level and connects many of the city's attractions. Explore the city on foot, enjoy an alfresco meal, or hop on a barge for a tour. The convention hotel offers direct access to get started.

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The Alamo (0.1 miles away)

Built in the 18th century by Spanish missionaries, the compound later housed a military unit and was the site of a historic battle in 1836 during the Texas Revolution. You can tour the buildings and gardens and see artifacts from its storied past.

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King William Historic District (0.7 miles away)

The 25-block area just south of downtown features stately homes in Victorian, Greek revival, and Italianate styles originally built by German immigrants in the mid-1800s. The San Antonio Conservation Society provides self-guided tour information.

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San Antonio Missions National Park (8.0 miles away)

Named a UNESCO World Heritage site along with the Alamo, the park connects four Spanish missions on eight miles of walking and bike trails. The buildings range from fully renovated to unrestored, for a fascinating look into Texas history and culture.

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MUSEUMS AND FAMILY ATTRACTIONS

San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) (1.2 miles away)

Occupying the stately former Lone Star Brewery complex along the Riverwalk, the museum's collection covers 5,000 years and many areas of the globe, including Latin American art, from the ancient Americas to the present, and contemporary Texas work.

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The Witte Museum (5.4 miles away)

Located in expansive Brackenridge Park, this family-friendly museum of science, history, and culture covers all things Texas, from the dinosaurs who roamed the area, to the Pecos hunter-gatherers, to more recent artifacts and present-day wildlife.

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San Antonio Zoo (5.4 miles away)

The zoo houses more than 3,500 animals representing 750 species and offers up-close experiences with select wildlife, including hippos, giraffes, tortoises, and more. Kids will love the zoo train and carousel decorated with hand-painted animals.

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San Antonio Botanical Garden (6.0 miles away)

The 38-acre park offers a year-round sanctuary, and it makes a great picnic spot. Stroll through themed areas, including an authentic Japanese garden and native plants from the East Texas piney woods, Hill Country, and South Texas.

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