The 30 Best Decisions You Can Make in San Antonio

San Antonio is a one-of-a-kind city with plenty of experiences and inside jokes that make living here amazing. Whether you're a born and raised San Antonian or a fresh transplant, we've gathered the best decisions you can make right here in the Alamo City. So, what are you waiting for?
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Taste your way through SA’s taco joints
If picking a side in the Puffy Taco War was tough, good luck finding a favorite taco truck and taqueria. Start with popular joints like Taquitos West Ave. and Taqueria Datapoint until you’ve dined at every hole-in-the-wall taco house in the city. Even if you can’t choose a favorite, you’ll have a great time trying to figure it out.
Photo via Instagram, thenicolai
Taste your way through SA’s taco joints
If picking a side in the Puffy Taco War was tough, good luck finding a favorite taco truck and taqueria. Start with popular joints like Taquitos West Ave. and Taqueria Datapoint until you’ve dined at every hole-in-the-wall taco house in the city. Even if you can’t choose a favorite, you’ll have a great time trying to figure it out.
Photo via Instagram, thenicolai
Run, jog or bike through Mission Reach
6701 San Jose Dr., (210) 534-8875, nps.gov
Spend some time along the river, get active, learn more about the missions and explore San Antonio just by hitting up Mission Reach.
Photo via Instagram, louiepreciado
Run, jog or bike through Mission Reach
6701 San Jose Dr., (210) 534-8875, nps.gov
Spend some time along the river, get active, learn more about the missions and explore San Antonio just by hitting up Mission Reach.
Photo via Instagram, louiepreciado
Devote a day (or week) to exploring Brackenridge Park
3910 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 207-7275, brackenridgepark.org
Brackenridge Park is a world of its own, home to an impressive golf course, the Botanical Garden, Japanese Tea Gardens, San Antonio Zoo, Sunken Garden Theater and Witte Museum. Whether you’re looking for a place to get active, relax or learn in a fun way, Brackenridge Park has it all.
Photo via Instagram, eric_espi91
Devote a day (or week) to exploring Brackenridge Park
3910 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 207-7275, brackenridgepark.org
Brackenridge Park is a world of its own, home to an impressive golf course, the Botanical Garden, Japanese Tea Gardens, San Antonio Zoo, Sunken Garden Theater and Witte Museum. Whether you’re looking for a place to get active, relax or learn in a fun way, Brackenridge Park has it all.
Photo via Instagram, eric_espi91
Choose a side in the Puffy Taco War
Henry’s Puffy Tacos, multiple locations, henryspuffytacos.com;
Ray’s Drive Inn, 822 SW 19th St, (210) 432-7171, facebook.com/RaysDriveInn
They’re both delicious, but you’re required to pledge your allegiance to one brother. Are you Team Ray or Team Henry?
Photo via Instagram, joemillereats
Choose a side in the Puffy Taco War
Henry’s Puffy Tacos, multiple locations, henryspuffytacos.com; Ray’s Drive Inn, 822 SW 19th St, (210) 432-7171, facebook.com/RaysDriveInn
They’re both delicious, but you’re required to pledge your allegiance to one brother. Are you Team Ray or Team Henry?
Photo via Instagram, joemillereats
Drink it up at The VFW Post 76
10 10th St., (210) 223-4581, vfwpost76ontheriverwalk.org
With live music and daily happy hour specials, you’ll be toasting to America (and San Antonio, of course) at the oldest post in Texas.
Photo via Instagram, montoyaste
Drink it up at The VFW Post 76
10 10th St., (210) 223-4581, vfwpost76ontheriverwalk.org
With live music and daily happy hour specials, you’ll be toasting to America (and San Antonio, of course) at the oldest post in Texas.
Photo via Instagram, montoyaste
Toast your ancestors during El Dia de los Muertos celebrations
418 Villita St., (210) 207-8614, muertosfest.com
Bring la cultura to life in honor of the Day of the Dead. Make an altar for your departed loved ones, enjoy live music, dance to the rhythmic tunes, snap your fingers to moving poetry and cheer on the festival’s procession.
Photo via Instagram, muertosfest
Toast your ancestors during El Dia de los Muertos celebrations
418 Villita St., (210) 207-8614, muertosfest.com
Bring la cultura to life in honor of the Day of the Dead. Make an altar for your departed loved ones, enjoy live music, dance to the rhythmic tunes, snap your fingers to moving poetry and cheer on the festival’s procession.
Photo via Instagram, muertosfest
Spend a day at The Pearl
303 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 212-7260, atpearl.com
Stock up on produce at the farmers market, dine at one of the award-winning restaurants, sip on eloquent drink concoctions and attend lively music and dance events. All in one day, all in one place.
Photo by i.am.rogerklotz via Instagram, historicpearl
Spend a day at The Pearl
303 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 212-7260, atpearl.com
Stock up on produce at the farmers market, dine at one of the award-winning restaurants, sip on eloquent drink concoctions and attend lively music and dance events. All in one day, all in one place.
Photo by i.am.rogerklotz via Instagram, historicpearl
Host a tamalada
It’s one thing to spend the day (scratch, weekend) making tamales with your family, but it’s a whole other thing to take over as host. Start off small and make a few dozens tamales with your squad.
Photo via Instagram, viedfinder
Host a tamalada
It’s one thing to spend the day (scratch, weekend) making tamales with your family, but it’s a whole other thing to take over as host. Start off small and make a few dozens tamales with your squad.
Photo via Instagram, viedfinder
Go honking when the Spurs win
Can you really experience San Antonio if you haven’t gone honking downtown (but really, anywhere) after a win? Especially during the playoffs. We don’t think so.
Photo via Pinterest, Ruthann Hildebrand
Go honking when the Spurs win
Can you really experience San Antonio if you haven’t gone honking downtown (but really, anywhere) after a win? Especially during the playoffs. We don’t think so.
Photo via Pinterest, Ruthann Hildebrand
Watch the sunset from Hays Street Bridge
803 N. Cherry St., (210) 207-0970, facebook.com
San Antonio’s favorite bridge is a prime spot for yoga and photoshoots, so why wouldn’t you admire the beautiful Texas sky from here?
Photo via Instagram, hayleytheyogi
Watch the sunset from Hays Street Bridge
803 N. Cherry St., (210) 207-0970, facebook.com
San Antonio’s favorite bridge is a prime spot for yoga and photoshoots, so why wouldn’t you admire the beautiful Texas sky from here?
Photo via Instagram, hayleytheyogi