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The Best Places to Hang Out if You're an Introverted San Antonian 

Go out on the town to the beat of your own drum. Whether you’re a solo adventurer, can’t get anyone to agree to your plans or are looking for spots to meet new people (or not), here’s some inspiration for when you have a hot date with yourself.
Educate yourself at Central Library
600 Soledad St, (210) 207-2500, mysapl.org
View the art pieces throughout the six-story library, read up on Latino genealogy from the extensive collection or kick back on one of the brightly colored sofas.
Photo via Instagram, cntraveler
Bike the city with Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System
sanantonio.gov
Ride it, walk it, bike it — the Greenway Trails System is the best way to disconnect yourself from the hustle & bustle of city life.
Photo via Instagram, jamielaine1
Pamper yourself with a spa day at Neva Face and Body
601 E Dewey Pl, (210) 734-6382, nevafaceandbody.com
Because you deserve it.
Photo via Instagram, neva_dayspas
Enjoy the aesthetic at Denman Estate Park
7735 Mockingbird Ln, (210) 207-7275, sanantonio.gov
San Antonio offers plenty of parks, but Denman is the only one that has Korean-inspired monuments.
Photo via Instagram, adenye_
Attend a class at Southwest School of Art
1201 Navarro St, (210) 224-1848, swschool.org
Immerse yourself in a new hobby like ceramics, papermaking and weaving, to name a few.
Photo via Instagram, southwestschoolofart
Grab a cup of joe at Brown Coffee Company
Multiple locations, browncoffeeco.com
One sip and you’ll never put yourself through a horrific Tinder/coffee date again.
Photo via Instagram, maridaniellecontreras
Appreciate the creations at Artpace
445 N Main Ave, (210) 212-4900, artpace.org
The 18,000-square-foot facility is home to innovative art pieces that speak for themselves.
Photo via Instagram, artpace
Get up close and personal with wildlife at The Quadrangle
1400 E Grayson St, (210) 221-1211, facebook.com/pages/Fort-Sam-Houston-Quadrangle/154700404573120
Want some bonding time with animals in a serene setting? Say no more.
Photo via Instagram, roadsgold
Get cultured at The South Texas Museum of Popular Culture
1019 E Mulberry Ave, (210) 858-8935, stpcc.org
This haven for music junkies and history buffs alike hosts a variety of events and exhibits related to South Texas music.
Photo via Instagram, luna8190
Have a drink in peace at Ocho Lounge
1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008
One of the few places where drinking alone is glamorous and not sad.
Photo via Instagram, suzy3850
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People watch at El Mercado
514 W. Commerce St, (210) 207-8600
Snack on some pan dulce from Mi Tierra while you watch the frenzy of characters roaming through Market Square.
Photo via Instagram, justinodmccauley
Support local businesses at Hill Country Farmers Markets
Multiple locations, hillcountryfarmersmarket.org
Stock up on fresh produce, delectable desserts and other homemade goods from one of the three markets throughout the city.
Photo via Instagram, indy_cc
Explore the city through SA Mission Reach
807 Mission Road, sara-tx.org
This eight-mile stretch along the river connects allows you to experience old and new SA in one walk, bike, or run — from the San Antonio Missions to the revitalized Pearl.
Photo via Instagram, bicycleheaven
Get lost at Cheevers
3613 Broadway St, (210) 824-2665
This literary haven has classics and rare finds alike, so best be thorough while you’re browsing the selection.
Photo via Instagram, westendgrl
Snack on cheap eats at SAS
101 New Laredo Hwy, 210) 924-6507, sasshoes.com
Tour the San Antonio Shoes factory for free and grab some soda and popcorn for just a few coins.
Photo via Instagram, hildadmz90
Walk the river and see The Grotto
Riverwalk N, tripadvisor.com
Forget about the restaurants and clubs on the Riverwalk. At the Grotto you can a see small waterfalls and a creepy as hell face in the rocks that make makes for an interesting spot.
Photo via Instagram, yazeedmd
Create beautiful pottery at Clay Casa
Embassy Oaks Shopping Center, 502 Embassy Oaks #107, (210) 402-6656, claycasa.com
Because who says you can’t recreate that scene from Ghost all by your damn self?
Photo via Instagram, clay_casa_
Get moving at Pearsall Park
4700 Old Pearsall Road, (210) 207-3000, sanantonio.gov
Take advantage of the skate park and cool structures great for climbing.
Photo via Instagram, luzzah
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Educate yourself at Central Library
600 Soledad St, (210) 207-2500, mysapl.org
View the art pieces throughout the six-story library, read up on Latino genealogy from the extensive collection or kick back on one of the brightly colored sofas.
Photo via Instagram, cntraveler
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