Best Of 2017

Best View

Photo by Siggi Ragnar
Our Pick: Hays Street Bridge

This revitalized San Antonio landmark is the perfect perch from which to view the city’s skyline and growing downtown. First built in 1881 over the Nueces River in Uvalde, the bridge was relocated to its current spot bridging the railroad tracks just east of downtown before slipping into disrepair. Luckily, this city has a small army of dedicated activists who care about history, and in 2010 they succeeded in preserving Hays, which has since become a destination for bikers and yogis and impromptu concerts and viral rap videos and – well, basically, it’s become one of the city’s most versatile public spaces. The reason is that view. It simply cannot be beat