July 06, 2017 Slideshows » Arts

21 Things You Have to Do Before You’re Officially a San Antonian 

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New to the Alamo City and don't know where to begin? Here are 21 things to cross off your list before you're officially a San Antonian.
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Snack at Las Nieves
Las Nieves takes the chamoy-covered cake when it comes to Fruterías in town. This place requires multiple stops before you can say you're from 210.
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Indulge at the Annual Big Red and Barbacoa Festival
Big Red and Barbacoa — can you even think of a better combination? Just be glad San Antonio thought of it first when you check out the annual Big Red and Barbacoa Festival. .
Photo via Instagram mandastar
Learn to survive two weeks of Fiesta
If you’ve never endured the two weeks of parades, parties and the most delicious fair food, don’t you dare call yourself a San Antonian. The city shuts down to celebrate all-things Fiesta every spring, and we can guarantee it’s on every newcomer’s lists of must-sees.
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Check out the Riverwalk
Ok, ok. We know that hopping on a barge to take you through the riverwalk is almost like a tourist trap, but hear us out: if you want to be a San Antonian, you have to endure one of these things just like everyone else.
Photo via Instagram visitsanantonio
Represent Your Spurs
Enough said.
Photo via Instagram spurs
Tour the San Antonio Missions
There's so much history in this city, you'd be a fool to think you could see it all in one day. Instead, take a hike or bike ride along the mission trail and get acquainted with San Antonio's world heritage sites.
Photo via Instagram funnyshaffer
Fuel up at Bill Miller
For many years the Miller family has been providing sweet tea and good eats to all of San Antonio. If you've never eaten here, don't even bother saying you're from the Alamo City.
Photo via Instagram mi_cocinador
Browse through the McNay
Poised with regular exhibition updates an astounding permanent collection, the McNay Art Museum is a staple in San Antonio’s art scene. Check out the film, lecture and education programs and be sure to soak up the culture as your browse through works from Monet, Picasso and Matisse.
Photo via Instagram krobmoney
Unleash your inner kid at the Witte
Newly renovated with fresh exhibits, the Witte will always be San Antonio treasure. Be sure to explore the museum before calling this city your home.
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Get Cultured at SAMA
The Alamo city is a work of art, but you will find the best masterpieces art for sure at the SAMA.
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View the skyline from the Tower of the Americas
If you have never experienced the San Antonio skyline, you’re missing out — and you're not truly a San Antonian. Head inside of the Tower of the Americas to catch the best view.
Photo via Instagram tanisha.tastes_travels
Visit the North Star Boots
Famous for being the largest pair of boots in the world, this trademark is a San Antonian must see.
Photo via Instagram d1egogon
Have dinner at Mi Tierra
With their festive decor and amazing cuisine, Mi Tierra is a staple of the Alamo city that has been around for nearly 76 years. Every local has eaten here for post-wedding celebrations, quinceaneras, or after a long night of drinking. Be sure to familiarize yourself with this place before calling yourself a San Antonian.
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Hang with the cool kids at First Friday
Fill your night with work by local artists, food trucks and free live music at First Friday — a Southtown staple and prime spot to hangout every month in San Antonio.
Photo via Instagram jacquelinemoncivais
Spend a day at Brackenridge Park
Whether you’re feeding the ducks or having a picnic with your loved ones, Brackenridge park will always be a San Antonio classic and must-visit for anyone new to the city.
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Pose for a picture with the Coyote
Yes, we know that getting a picture with the Coyote can be a challenge, but, hey, can you really call yourself a San Antonian without posing with the Spurs mascot? The answer is no.
Photo via Instagram dinahjane9
Go wild at Fiesta Texas
San Antonio is home to one of (and probably the best )18 Six Flags theme parks found around the U.S. Hang out with Bugs, Daffy and Tweety Bird, take a ride on the famous Poltergeist roller coaster or cool down parks’ pool area.
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Stop by the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo brings in cowgirls, cowboys and like-minded folk from all over the state to indulge in fair foods, check out country acts and have fun at the carnival every February. Don't let a fellow San Antonian hear you've never been.
Photo via Instagram kinyaclaiborne
Get hyped for UTSA football games
Football season is Texan favorite, but UTSA Football is a San Antonian favorite, which means it's on our list of San Antonio must-sees. .
Photo via Instagram chrissy.oliverson
Check out the animals at the San Antonio Zoo
If you've never checked out the San Antonio Zoo before, you can expect lions, tigers and lots of sun. Hang out in the shade at the Japanese Tea Gardens afterword and cross this one off your list.
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Remember the Alamo
Remember the Alamo, and always visit. This might be touristy attraction, but that doesn't mean locals don’t love it.
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Snack at Las Nieves
Las Nieves takes the chamoy-covered cake when it comes to Fruterías in town. This place requires multiple stops before you can say you're from 210.
Photo via Instagram lovebriecheese


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