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San Antonio

You’ve likely remembered to visit the Alamo—i.e., what’s left of the once sprawling Mission San Antonio de Valero. But perhaps in your haste to wield a selfie stick in the vendor-clogged plaza or to get to happy hour on the River Walk, you’ve never ventured farther south to explore Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada, the Alamo’s just slightly younger, less crowded, and, dare I say, lovelier sisters.

Our Recommendations

SEE + DO


Barton Springs 
2201 Barton Springs Rd,
512-867-3080

Contemporary Austin 
700 Congress Ave
512-453-5312

Texas Capitol
1100 Congress Ave
512-463-0063

Paramount Theatre 
713 Congress Ave
512-472-5470

Violet Crown Cinema 
434 W. 2nd
512-495-9600

EAT + DRINK


The Backspace 
507 San Jacinto Blvd,
512-474-9899

Jo's
242 W. 2nd,
512-469-9003

Sholz Garden
1607 San Jacinto Blvd,
512-474-1958

Second Bar + Kitchen
200 Congress Ave,
512-827-2750

SHOP


BookPeople 
603 N. Lamar,
512-472-5050

By George
524 N. Lamar Blvd,
512-472-5951

Waterloo Records
600 N. Lamar Blvd,
512-474-2500

Whole Foods Flagship
525 N. Lamar Blvd,
512-542-2200

Wildflower Organics
524 N. Lamar Blvd,
12-360-0449

STAY


Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos,
512-439-1234