24 Things People Miss About San Antonio When They Leave
While San Antonians are known for never leaving the 2-1-0 (and coming back if they do), there's a fair share of natives that move on from the Alamo City. For those who depart San Antonio, there's lots of things left behind that will definitely make the heart grow fonder.
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Having so many spots that know how to make delicious pan dulce
Trust us, we’re picky about where we get pan dulce. San Antonio definitely has its spots that just do it better. Now imagine living in a city that maybe has one panaderia. We think it’s terrible, too.
Photo by Jessica Elizarraras
Going honking after the Spurs win
What do Spurs fans outside of SA even do when the team wins a playoff game?
Photo via Pinterest / Ruthann Hildebrand
Nobody ever rents a moving truck – like, ever
We’ve all seen the pictures on social media of trucks wildly packed to unsafe heights, without rope and stacked in daring ways. This may happen in other cities, but it’s definitely a regular thing here in San Antonio.
Photo by Sarah Martinez
The one-of-a-kind experience that is Fiesta
Not all cities can shut down and party for 10 days straight. San Antonio keeps it real.
Photo by Samantha Serna
How easy it is to find raspas, mangonadas and other snack stand treats
Snack stands can be found throughout San Antonio and just keep on popping up. While common in cities with large Latino populations, we’re sure there aren’t chingos of shops in places like The Hamptons or Myrtle Beach.
Photo via Instagram / lovebriecheese
All the public art unique to SA’s landscape
Many major cities have their own public art, but San Antonio’s public art just has a lot of heart. From highlighting the city’s Latino culture to quirky bits of art that can be seen across town, San Antonio’s art scene is worth remembering fondly during an art stroll in other cities.
Photo by Bryan Rindfuss
How there’s so many state parks and swimming holes within driving distance
In San Antonio, you get to enjoy city life while getting to be so close to beautiful nature sights in literally every direction. From Garner State Park to Calaveras Lake, there’s so much for you to enjoy with just a short drive.
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Going to the store and knowing Big Red will be in stock
Believe it or not, Big Red isn’t sold nationwide. While it’s easy to come by in San Antonio, it was originally only sold in markets in Texas, Kentucky, and southern Indiana. It’s widely known throughout the South today, but there’s still parts of the U.S. that don’t know about Big Red.
Photo via Instagram / drinkbigred
How close it is to the Hill Country
For those who love the scenic sights in the Texas Hill Country, being a short drive away makes for fun day trips.
Photo via Instagram / aftpgallery
How haunted San Antonio is – if that’s your thing
With all of the shady shit that’s happened in SA (aka history), it goes without saying that the city is haunted. From spooky sites to singular ghosts, there’s lots of scary stuff to get into. Seriously, there’s not another city in the U.S. that has such a concentration of ghostly matters.
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