How to have the perfect fall date night in San Antonio

Hear us out: Fall is the perfect season for romantic dates. San Antonio comes to life as the cooler weather sets in,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Go to Luminaria together
Free, 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Oct. 21, Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St., luminariasa.org
Free art festival Luminaria will illuminate downtown San Antonio in late October. The annual event features a wide array of contemporary art exhibits lit up for nighttime crowds, as well as live music, poetry and theater performances. This year the event returns to Hemisfair, where there will be plenty of installations, vendors and attractions to make the date one to remember.
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San Antonio-area pumpkin patches and corn mazes to check out for fall 2023

We shouldn't put off embracing the fall spirit just because Texas temperatures are still hitting the 90s. From the end of September…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Devine Acres Farm
944 FM 2200 W., Devine, (830) 665-9730, devineacresfarm.com
In addition to plenty of pumpkins, Devine Acres boasts over 50 activities, included in admission, from hay rides and pumpkin painting to catch-and-release fishing. Tickets are available both online and at the gate for weekly festivities at the farm on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 30-Oct. 29.
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All the best cosplay we saw at anime convention San Japan 2023

Anime, manga and gaming fans took over downtown San Antonio this weekend for the 2023 installment of San Japan. Here's a look at…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the best cosplay we saw at anime convention San Japan 2023
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20 late-night things to do for San Antonio night owls

Believe it or not, bar-hopping isn't the only option for late-night fun in San Antonio. Night owls of all kinds can find…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Putt some balls at Cosmic Mayhem Mini Golf
903 E. Bitters Road Ste. 310, (210) 437-1072, cosmicmayhem.com
Cosmic Mayhem offers mini golf with a fun twist — the 18-hole course is indoors and sports a funky black light aesthetic. The Bitters Road spot is open until 11:30 p.m. on weekends, leaving room for plenty of evening enjoyment.
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25 cool things to do in and around San Antonio when it's hot AF outside

San Antonio has plenty of fun to offer, but it can be hard to leave the house on hot days. You know,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Take a scenic swim at San Pedro Springs Park Pool
2200 N. Flores St., (210) 732-5992, sanantonio.gov 
It may be more convenient to hit up the neighborhood pool, but there’s no better way to beat the heat than a soak in the picturesque pool at San Antonio’s historic San Pedro Springs Park.
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All the Grease fans we saw at San Antonio's Summer Lovin' Celebration

 In honor of the 45th anniversary of Grease, fans of the 1978 musical film showed up at Wonderland of the Americas Mall for…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the Grease fans we saw at San Antonio's Summer Lovin' Celebration
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22 water parks in driving distance of San Antonio that are perfect for summer fun

Summer's the time to get wet, but that doesn't mean you have to leg it all the way to the coast. Not…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
17000 W I-10, (210) 697-5050, sixflags.com/fiestatexas
For double the fun, you’ll thank yourself for hitting up Fiesta Texas. Have your fun on the regular coasters at night when it’s slightly cooler, but first beat the heat at the newly rebranded Hurricane Harbor. There’s a variety of water rides and attractions, which capture all different vibes, from competitive to tranquil, under the sun. Of course, you can’t forget about the Texas-shaped wave pool, nicknamed the Lone Star Lagoon, or the classic, funnel-shaped Tornado thrill ride.
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All the best cosplay and cars from San Antonio's Superhero Comic Con

The SuperHero Comic Con & Car Show returned to San Antonio this weekend with an impressive list of celebrities, including big names…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the best cosplay and cars from San Antonio's Superhero Comic Con
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All the beautiful people we saw at the 2023 Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade

San Antonio's 2023 Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade took place Saturday night, bringing together LGBTQ+ community members and allies for an amazing…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the beautiful people we saw at the 2023 Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade
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These 28 celebrities went to high school in San Antonio

Ever wonder whether you share an alma mater with any famous people? Believe it or not, a bunch of celebs spent their…

By San Antonio Current Staff

James Roday Rodriguez, Taft High School
Psych star James Roday Rodriguez was born in San Antonio in 1976 and went to Taft HS before making his name playing a fake psychic detective on the long-running USA comedy series for eight seasons and three movies. Recently, he also played Gary Mendez on ABC's A Million Little Things.
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23 beautiful Texas beaches in driving distance of San Antonio

Some of us plan vacations way ahead of time, and some of us ... don't. If you're one of the latter —…

By San Antonio Current Staff

McFaddin Beach
Jefferson County, fws.gov
Roam the beach’s nearly 20 miles of coastline while admiring the shells and sand that have washed up from the Gulf. Fun fact: nearly all of Texas’ known prehistory is represented in the artifacts that have been discovered along this particular shore.
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Everything we saw during San Antonio's Second Annual Pride River Parade & Celebration

Saturday's Second Annual Bud Light Pride River Parade & Celebration helped kick off Pride Month in a big way. First, live music…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw during San Antonio's Second Annual Pride River Parade & Celebration
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25 bucket list activities to do in San Antonio before summer ends

Summer's here. Time to unwind. However, with temperatures rising and the kids out of school, it can be hard to brainstorm fun…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Kayak the San Antonio River
Various Locations, mat-tx.com
Looking for some water-centric entertainment? Mission Kayak provides guided and unguided kayak rentals, and now you can paddle down scenic stretches of the river — whether through the River Walk, the historic King William District, or even Museum Reach north of downtown.
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26 beautiful Texas swimming holes, pools and lakes in driving distance of San Antonio

There's nothing better on a scorching Texas summer day than a refreshing swim. If the neighborhood pool isn't doing it for you,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

McKinney Falls State Park
5808 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin, (512) 243-1643, tpwd.texas.gov
Located in South Austin, McKinney Falls State Park offers plenty of outdoor fun, but visitors flock to the park in the summer to swim. The Upper Falls swimming hole is particularly popular for its deeper water and picturesque limestone formations.
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Everything we saw at San Antonio's chalk art memorial for the Uvalde shooting victims

Artists and activists convened Wednesday in downtown San Antonio to create a breathtaking chalk art memorial to the victims of the 2022…

By Nina Rangel

Everything we saw at San Antonio's chalk art memorial for the Uvalde shooting victims
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25 hidden gem parks in San Antonio everyone should visit

When it comes to parks, San Antonio has more to offer than San Pedro Springs, Brackenridge and Phil Hardberger. Indeed, the city…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Olmos Basin Park
651 Devine Road, (210) 207-7275, sanantonio.gov
Often overshadowed by the nearby Brackenridge Park, Olmos Basin Park is a beautiful place to relax and play outdoors. The park has various picnic areas and fields for sports including baseball, soccer, football and rugby, and also connects to the scenic Olmos Basin Greenway, which runs from Devine Road to Jones-Maltsberger Road. There's even a LARP group that meets at the park.
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The oldest things in San Antonio

San Antonio was established in 1718, and 13 years later, it became the first chartered civil settlement in present-day Texas. A lot…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Oldest Downtown Tourist Attraction: The Alamo
300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio has no shortage of downtown attractions that lure tourists, but the Alamo’s 1718 vintage makes it the oldest. A small band of Texian soldiers held out in the mission before they were wiped out by the Mexican army in one of the defining fights in Texas’ struggle for independence.
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All the beautiful San Antonio people we saw at the opening night of NIOSA 2023

Despite overcast skies, revelers packed into La Villita to celebrate our city's diverse history with favorite local foods — and plenty of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the beautiful San Antonio people we saw at the opening night of NIOSA 2023
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Scintillating scenes from San Antonio's Cornyation 2023

There was no hotter ticket in town Tuesday than for the first night of Cornyation 2023. Fiesta's "self-proclaimed “raunchiest, cheapest event with…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Scintillating scenes from San Antonio's Cornyation 2023
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Wild moments from San Antonio's 2023 WEBB Party at The Espee Pavillion

Official Fiesta event the WEBB Party took place Friday at The Espee Pavillion, raising money for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation. Here's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Wild moments from San Antonio's 2023 WEBB Party at The Espee Pavillion
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These vintage photos show what it was like at HemisFair '68 in San Antonio

This week marked 55 years since HemisFair '68 opened in San Antonio. While the World's Fair left enduring landmarks in SA —…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Marching Band, Skyride, and Mini-Monorail
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These vintage HemisFair postcards show the magic of the 1968 World's Fair in San Antonio

April 6 marks the 55th anniversary of HemisFair '68, the World's Fair many credit with transforming sleepy San Antonio into a high-visibility,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fair scene
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These celebrities have surprising connections to San Antonio

You may know which famous people were born in San Antonio or went to high school here, but those aren't the only ways…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Thomas Ellis Gibson
TV actor Thomas Ellis Gibson (Dharma & Greg, Criminal Minds) was born in South Carolina but resides in San Antonio.
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20 San Antonio 'tourist traps' every new resident should visit at least once

Just moved to San Antonio? There's no time like the present to start getting to know the city. Rather than getting overwhelmed…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The San Antonio Missions
Multiple locations, (210) 932-1001, nps.gov/saan
San Antonio has four other historic missions that are often overshadowed by the Alamo: Mission Concepción, Mission San José, Mission San Juan Capistrano and Mission Espada. Visitors can go to one or more of the Spanish colonial missions directly, or try to see them all by hiking or biking the 8-mile Mission Reach trail.
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Everything we saw at San Antonio's St. Patrick's Day River Walk Parade

San Antonio's annual St. Patrick's Day River Walk Parade took place Saturday. Revelers flocked to the San Antonio River to celebrate and watch…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at San Antonio's St. Patrick's Day River Parade
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Here's a sneak peek at the Briscoe Western Art Museum's 2023 Night of Artists

The Briscoe Western Art Museum's Night of Artists returns this month with an exhibition showcasing nearly 300 new artworks by 80 of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Kim Wiggins, Twilight Along the Pinta, Oil on panel, 9 x 12 in.
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Where to find San Antonio's coolest murals and outdoor public art

You don't have to go to a museum to get your fill of art in San Antonio. The city is rich in…

By San Antonio Current Staff

F.I.S.H 
    200 West Jones Ave.
Artist: Donald Lipski
These models of long-eared sunfish hang under an overpass on the River Walk's Museum Reach near the San Antonio Museum of Art.
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25 small towns within driving distance of San Antonio that are worth a weekend road trip

Certain times of year, wanderlust rises up and takes hold, but it's not always possible to plan a cross-country road trip. If…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Shiner
About a 1.5 hour drive east of San Antonio
Head on out to Shiner and hit up the K. Spoetzl Brewery, the home of Shiner Bock beer. The brewery itself is more than 100 years old, making it the oldest independent brewery in the Lone Star State. Tours of the historic brewery are offered daily and are $25. And, of course, every tour concludes with a free Shiner.
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The 25 weirdest attractions in San Antonio that are worth visiting

San Antonio has plenty of tourist attractions, from historic landmarks to museums — but the city has some surprisingly weird sights to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Grotto
1277 Camden St.
Located at a bend in the San Antonio River between the Camden and Newell Street Bridges, this three-story sculpture made by Carlos Cortés is one of the most popular public art projects on the River Walk's Museum Reach.
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All the people we saw having fun at San Antonio's Mardi Gras River Parade

San Antonians headed downtown this weekend to get their party on at the Bud Light Mardi Gras Festival and River Parade. Here's everyone…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the people we saw having fun at San Antonio's Mardi Gras River Parade
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