May 17, 2019

20 Actually Good Date Ideas If You're An Introverted San Antonian

If you and your beloved preferring kicking back at home, we totally get you. But sometimes you feel like doing something. For when you want to go out without feeling like you're actually going out and dealing with loud places, crowds and everything else that keeps you at home, here's some date ideas for you to consider.
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Check out what’s going on at Artpace
445 N Main Ave, artpace.org
As San Antonio awaits the opening of Ruby City, take the opportunity to spend some time at Artpace. While your introvert selves will want to stay away on opening nights or special events, consider a mid-week visit the perfect chance to appreciate art in all its beauty on your own terms.
Photo via Instagram / annie_wilde
Check out what’s going on at Artpace
445 N Main Ave, artpace.org
As San Antonio awaits the opening of Ruby City, take the opportunity to spend some time at Artpace. While your introvert selves will want to stay away on opening nights or special events, consider a mid-week visit the perfect chance to appreciate art in all its beauty on your own terms.
Photo via Instagram / annie_wilde
Tour the San Antonio Shoe factory (and enjoy some cheap snacks after)
101 New Laredo Hwy, (210) 924-6507, sasshoes.com
Head to the South Side to explore the local factory where SAS shoes are made. You and bae will join old folks, sometimes with their grandkids, on the tour, but you’ll still be able to enjoy each other’s company. After the tour, which are offered daily, stop by the general store to snack on popcorn and a soda (you can each get your own for less than a dollar!).
Photo via Instagram / fightrudyfight
Tour the San Antonio Shoe factory (and enjoy some cheap snacks after)
101 New Laredo Hwy, (210) 924-6507, sasshoes.com
Head to the South Side to explore the local factory where SAS shoes are made. You and bae will join old folks, sometimes with their grandkids, on the tour, but you’ll still be able to enjoy each other’s company. After the tour, which are offered daily, stop by the general store to snack on popcorn and a soda (you can each get your own for less than a dollar!).
Photo via Instagram / fightrudyfight
Explore the 2-1-0 through the Mission Reach
From downtown to Southtown, thesanantonioriverwalk.com
Suit up and choose whether you’d like to walk, run or bike your way down the Mission Reach with your lovely by your side. This 8-mile stretch offers an absolutely beautiful and historic view of the Alamo City, largely with four of the World Heritage Missions on the trail. There’s also plenty of gorgeous sights throughout, so make sure to bring your camera.
Photo via Instagram / ryanibarra24
Explore the 2-1-0 through the Mission Reach
From downtown to Southtown, thesanantonioriverwalk.com
Suit up and choose whether you’d like to walk, run or bike your way down the Mission Reach with your lovely by your side. This 8-mile stretch offers an absolutely beautiful and historic view of the Alamo City, largely with four of the World Heritage Missions on the trail. There’s also plenty of gorgeous sights throughout, so make sure to bring your camera.
Photo via Instagram / ryanibarra24
Get to studying at the South Texas Museum of Popular Culture
1017 E Mulberry Ave, (210) 858-8935, stpcc.org
For museum vibes and lots of cool shit without the crowds, hit up Tex Pop. A hidden gem still for many, this longstanding museum gives an insight to the history, culture and influence of the local and regional music scene. Serving as an archive, art gallery, performance venue and of course museum, Tex Pop will fascinate your lovely selves, no doubt.
Photo via Instagram / luna8190
Get to studying at the South Texas Museum of Popular Culture
1017 E Mulberry Ave, (210) 858-8935, stpcc.org
For museum vibes and lots of cool shit without the crowds, hit up Tex Pop. A hidden gem still for many, this longstanding museum gives an insight to the history, culture and influence of the local and regional music scene. Serving as an archive, art gallery, performance venue and of course museum, Tex Pop will fascinate your lovely selves, no doubt.
Photo via Instagram / luna8190
Browse for rare finds at Cheevers Books
3613 Broadway St, (210) 824-2665
Lots and lots of used books are up for grabs over at Cheevers. The Broadway spot is full of true gems and rare finds, so spend a few hours with your companion going through the selections and picking out books. Heck, you might even find something to read together.
Photo via Instagram / charlenellanas
Browse for rare finds at Cheevers Books
3613 Broadway St, (210) 824-2665
Lots and lots of used books are up for grabs over at Cheevers. The Broadway spot is full of true gems and rare finds, so spend a few hours with your companion going through the selections and picking out books. Heck, you might even find something to read together.
Photo via Instagram / charlenellanas
Unwind in one of SA’s surrounding small towns
Depending on what kind of vibe you’re looking for, you and your S.O. can gas up and head out of town. You’ll be able to head to Boerne, Castroville, Floresville, Fredericksburg, Hondo or New Braunfels and back on a tank of gas, and you’re bound to find an adventure. The options are truly endless.
Photo via Instagram / zelmadixon_realestate
Unwind in one of SA’s surrounding small towns
Depending on what kind of vibe you’re looking for, you and your S.O. can gas up and head out of town. You’ll be able to head to Boerne, Castroville, Floresville, Fredericksburg, Hondo or New Braunfels and back on a tank of gas, and you’re bound to find an adventure. The options are truly endless.
Photo via Instagram / zelmadixon_realestate
Have a drink and play some board games at Candlelight Coffeehouse
3011 N St Mary's St, (210) 738-0099, candlelightsatx.com
Candlelight has it all with coffee, tea, wine and more – and the homey digs make it a prime spot to enjoy your choice of drink while kicking back. If you’d like to keep busy, challenge your sweetheart to a board game – it might be worthwhile to bring out their competitive edge.So go ahead and post up on the couch and put your game face on.
Photo via Instagram / candlelightsatx
Have a drink and play some board games at Candlelight Coffeehouse
3011 N St Mary's St, (210) 738-0099, candlelightsatx.com
Candlelight has it all with coffee, tea, wine and more – and the homey digs make it a prime spot to enjoy your choice of drink while kicking back. If you’d like to keep busy, challenge your sweetheart to a board game – it might be worthwhile to bring out their competitive edge.So go ahead and post up on the couch and put your game face on.
Photo via Instagram / candlelightsatx
Take a stroll around Denman Estate Park
7735 Mockingbird Ln, sanantonio.gov
This particular city park distinguishes itself in the most artistic and remarkable way as it displays a stunning Korean monument, hand-crafted by artisans from our sister city Gwanja, Korea. Surrounding the monument is a still pond and lawn to kick back and take in the view. Honestly, half of the folks visiting are just there to snap pictures, so you won’t be bothered much. So go ahead and take in all this beauty.
Photo via Instagram / lilladyfromtexas
Take a stroll around Denman Estate Park
7735 Mockingbird Ln, sanantonio.gov
This particular city park distinguishes itself in the most artistic and remarkable way as it displays a stunning Korean monument, hand-crafted by artisans from our sister city Gwanja, Korea. Surrounding the monument is a still pond and lawn to kick back and take in the view. Honestly, half of the folks visiting are just there to snap pictures, so you won’t be bothered much. So go ahead and take in all this beauty.
Photo via Instagram / lilladyfromtexas
Try your luck at Bandera Late Night Bingo
5810 Bandera Road, (210) 682-6000, goldenbingofamily.com
While any bingo hall will do just fine, hitting up this one lets you feel like you’re going out by being out late. Sure, this hall can get a little more crowded on the weekend, but the folks there are only focused on winning and won’t bother you and your beloved. Best of luck!
Photo via Instagram / cashy3w
Try your luck at Bandera Late Night Bingo
5810 Bandera Road, (210) 682-6000, goldenbingofamily.com
While any bingo hall will do just fine, hitting up this one lets you feel like you’re going out by being out late. Sure, this hall can get a little more crowded on the weekend, but the folks there are only focused on winning and won’t bother you and your beloved. Best of luck!
Photo via Instagram / cashy3w
Have a mid-week drink at Havana Bar
1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
Going out to have a drink but retaining the intimacy and secluded nature of getting boozy at home may sound difficult, but Havana Bar comes through. If you just want to focus on your cutie pie and your drink and not worry about anything else, let the dimly-lit, super sexy basement bar give your everything you’re looking for.
Photo via Instagram / stevenvsqz
Have a mid-week drink at Havana Bar
1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
Going out to have a drink but retaining the intimacy and secluded nature of getting boozy at home may sound difficult, but Havana Bar comes through. If you just want to focus on your cutie pie and your drink and not worry about anything else, let the dimly-lit, super sexy basement bar give your everything you’re looking for.
Photo via Instagram / stevenvsqz