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Top Choice Waterfront in San Antonio

River Walk

A little slice of Europe in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the River Walk is an essential part of the San Antonio experience. This is no ordinary riverfront, but a charming canal and pedestrian street that is th…
Top Choice Historic Building in San Antonio

The Alamo

Find out why the story of the Alamo can rouse a Texan’s sense of state pride like few other things. For many, it’s not so much a tourist attraction as a pilgrimage and you might notice some of the visitors getting d…
Top Choice Modern American in San Antonio


In the restaurant-packed Pearl Complex, Southerleigh stands out for its farm-to-table comfort fare. Mac and cheese with crab, cornmeal-crusted catfish, stewed oxtail pie and an enormous gourmet chili dog are recent …
Top Choice American in San Antonio


This weird, wonderful place is a restaurant, bar, laundromat and car wash. As casual as the restaurant is, the food is top-notch, made from organic, sustainable meat and produce. Sure, it's just tacos, burgers, sala…
Top Choice Bar in San Antonio

VFW Post 76

We're giving this hidden-away joint near the Pearl development a medal for outstanding service in being a dive bar. Don't get us wrong, it's one of the classiest dives you'll ever visit, where hipsters and old-timer…
Top Choice Bar in San Antonio

Friendly Spot Ice House

What could be friendlier than a big, pecan tree–shaded yard filled with colorful metal lawn chairs? Friends (and their dogs) gather to knock back some longnecks while the kids amuse themselves in the playground area…
Top Choice Ice Cream in San Antonio

Amy's Ice Cream

Choose your ice cream, pick a topping – then watch the staff pulverize the two into a blended little cup of heaven.
Historic Site in San Antonio

Fort Sam Houston

'Fort Sam' – as it's known 'round here – is ready to enlist you for a little military history. Its claims to fame? The Apache Chief Geronimo was held here for 40 days. It was also the site of first military flight i…
Museum in San Antonio

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

Waaaay back in 1881, when the original Buckhorn Saloon opened up, the owner promised patrons a free beer or whiskey shot for every pair of deer antlers they brought. Although the location has changed a couple of tim…
Amusement Park in San Antonio


A combination of marine mammals and roller coasters, SeaWorld San Antonio is home to both Shamu the killer whale and Great White, an inverted 'heels-over-head' roller coaster. Since the release of the 2013 documenta…