20 reasons San Antonio is better than Austin

At the risk of stirring the hornet's nest, we decided it was time someone finally said it: Austin ain't better than San…

By San Antonio Current Staff

11. Fiesta beats any street festival in Austin. 
Period.
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All the colorful moments from San Antonio's Frida Fest 2024

San Antonio art lovers gathered Saturday at Rock Box for F.R.I.D.A. Fest 2024, a two-day event celebrating the culture, creative spirit and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the colorful moments from San Antonio's Frida Fest 2024
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Wild moments from the ostrich and camel races at San Antonio's Retama Park

Camels and ostriches raced Saturday at Selma's Retama Park Race Track, making for a quirky occasion. The novelty competitions were wedged between…

By Stephanie Koithan

Wild moments from San Antonio's ostrich and camel races at Retama Park
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All the amazing people we saw at the 2024 Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade

Members of the San Antonio LGBTQIA community and their allies braved the heat Saturday to turn out for the 2024 Pride Bigger Than…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the amazing people we saw at the 2024 Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade
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Everything we saw at Saturday's San Antonio Asian Festival

The San Antonio Asian Festival filled La Villita on Saturday, offering an array of performers, merchants, food vendors and more — all showing off…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at Saturday's San Antonio Asian Festival
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Fun and colorful moments from the 2024 Fiesta Flambeau Parade

Billed as America's largest illuminated night parade, San Antonio's Fiesta Flambeau Parade draws an estimated 750,000 people annually. The event is considered…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fun and Colorful Moments from the 2016 Fiesta Flambeau Parade
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Everyone we saw having a blast at opening night of NIOSA 2024

A Night in Old San Antonio, or NIOSA, is one of Fiesta's biggest and most delicious draws. As per usual, plenty of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone we saw having a blast at opening night of NIOSA 2024
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All the wildest moments from Cornyation 2024

Tuesday marked the first night of Cornyation 2024, the popular three-night Fiesta show centered around scintillating satire of local, state, national and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the wildest moments from Cornyation 2024
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Fun moments from the 2024 WEBB Party at San Antonio's Witte Museum

The 31st annual WEBB Party took place Friday at the Witte Museum as part of Fiesta 2024. The gathering is one of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

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Everyone we saw having fun at the San Antonio Zoo's Egg-stravaganza

The San Antonio Zoo hosted three family-friendly egg hunts Easter Sunday as part of an event dubbed Egg-stravaganza. The festivities also included…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone we saw having fun at the San Antonio Zoo's Egg-stravaganza
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20 things you'll never hear people from San Antonio admit out loud

Those who live in the Alamo City long enough tend to worry about keeping their SA street cred. And that means watching…

By San Antonio Current Staff

I’m not really into Tejano or heavy metal.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
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All the star power we saw as Jorgeous and Stefani Montiel appeared at San Antonio's Pegasus

On Sunday night, San Antonio LGBTQ+ nightspot Pegasus pulled out all the stops for employee Gabriel's 20-year anniversary with the club. The…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the star power we saw as Jorgeous and Stefani Montiel appeared at San Antonio's Pegasus
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20 roadside attractions between San Antonio and Austin everyone should see at least once

As two of Texas' biggest and most-distinctive cities, San Antonio and Austin boast landmarks that command the attention of locals and tourists…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Stonehenge II
120 Point Theatre Road S., Ingram
This modern tribute to an ancient monument in Ingram requires a detour into the Hill Country, but it's well worth inclusion on this list. Created by Al Shepperd and Doug Hill, Stonehenge II originally stood on Shepperd's property in Hunt, before being moved to the grounds of the Hill Country Arts Foundation after his death. Around two-thirds of the size of its namesake, the sculpture is accompanied by two replicas of Easter Island heads.
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Everything we saw at the San Antonio Vogue Nights: 1-Year Anniversary Mini-Ball

San Antonio Vogue Nights, a monthly ballroom function hosted by House of Juicy Couture, celebrated its one-year anniversary Friday with a "Mini-Ball" at Brick…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at the San Antonio Vogue Nights: 1-Year Anniversary Mini-Ball
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Everything we saw at San Antonio's Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive on Saturday

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo kicked off this weekend with Saturday's Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive. The annual event, which…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at San Antonio's Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive on Saturday
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20 easy weekend road trips from San Antonio everyone should do at least once

Sometimes the call of the open road is irresistible — but then the reality of spending all day on the highway sets…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Dripping Springs
About a 1.5 hour drive north of San Antonio
Known as the "gateway to the Hill Country," Dripping Springs has something for everybody. This quintessential Texas town is home to natural wonders like the Hamilton Pool and features a vibrant main street full of shops and locally-owned restaurants. Dripping Springs also has plenty of places to get boozy with wineries, distilleries and breweries in the area.
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These famous celebrities were all born in San Antonio

You may be surprised how many celebrities were born in the Alamo City. While we don't have the glitzy profile of LA,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Emilio Rivera
It's not often that an actor gets to play the same role on multiple TV shows, but that's just what Emilio Rivera did as Marcus Alvarez on AMC's Sons of Anarchy and its spinoff Mayans M.C. Born in San Antonio in 1961, Rivera grew up on the outskirts of L.A. and launched his acting career in the '90s. He also starred in Eva Longoria’s film Flamin’ Hot, which tells the alleged origin story of the beloved local snack.
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The 24 best places to see Christmas lights in driving distance of San Antonio

Even the Grinchiest among us have to admit there's something heartwarming about twinkling Christmas light displays. Whether you want to check out…

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Windcrest
Checking out the Christmas lights in Windcrest is an unofficial tradition for many San Antonians. Plenty of Windcrest residents go all out, including one family that took home the $50,000 grand prize on ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight in 2021 for their over-the-top holiday display.
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25 San Antonio holiday traditions you have to try at least once to call yourself a local

Whether you're new to San Antonio and looking to get the scoop on local holiday traditions or a longtime resident eager to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Stock up on holiday tamales
There's no culinary delight that captures SA holiday tradition like tamales. There’s tons of spots offering tasty tamales across town, including Delicious Tamales and Tamale Boy.
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Everything we saw during Cirque Du Soleil's breathtaking San Antonio show on Tuesday

Cirque Du Soleil's BAZZAR — a touring show of acrobatics, dance and music inspired by a traditional Middle Eastern bazaar — is…

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Colorful moments from San Antonio's 2023 Diwali celebration

On Saturday, San Antonians celebrated the Indian holiday of Diwali at Hemisfair, an event billed as the largest city-sanctioned and -sponsored Diwali festival…

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Colorful moments from San Antonio's 2023 Diwali celebration
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The best places in San Antonio to take out-of-towners that aren't the Alamo

Everybody knows about the Alamo and the River Walk, but San Antonio has much more to offer beyond its two most famous…

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Brackenridge Park and the Japanese Tea Garden
3700 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 207-7275, sanantonio.gov
San Antonians love all 343 acres of Brackenridge Park, and visit it for a variety of reasons. Inside the park is the historic Japanese Tea Garden, which was built in a former quarry and features elaborate pathways and carefully cultivated landscaping, as well as waterways filled with koi. In addition to the park's sprawling green spaces are the adjacent San Antonio Zoo, Sunken Garden Theater and Witte Museum, plus a golf course.
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Moments you may have missed at Muertos Fest 2023 in San Antonio

Thousands convened at Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair, popularly known as Muertos Fest, an event National Geographic has called one of the United…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Moments you may have missed at Muertos Fest 2023 in San Antonio
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Everything we saw at San Antonio's Day of the Dead River Parade

San Antonio's Dia de los Muertos celebrations kicked off Friday night with the annual River Parade. During the event, 25 artisan-crafted vessels…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at San Antonio's Day of the Dead River Parade
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25 Texas parks within driving distance of San Antonio where you can see the fall colors

Texas doesn't have a reputation for colorful fall foliage, but that doesn't mean you need to fly out of state to see…

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Garner State Park
234 RR 1050, Concan, (830) 232-6132, tpwd.texas.gov
Garner is popular during summer for a reason — have you ever floated the Frio River? Even beyond summer, Garner is a must-see during fall. The foliage here actually changes, and with cooler fall weather and the silhouette of limestone mountain, Old Baldy, overlooking the park, it’s easy to forget you’re still in Texas!
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Spellbinding art and magical performances from Luminaria 2023

The 15th annual Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival bathed downtown San Antonio in the glow of creativity on Saturday night. The free event…

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Spellbinding art and magic moments from Luminaria 2021
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20 properties that should have been in the San Antonio version of Monopoly

Like many U.S. cities, San Antonio got its own custom Monopoly board in 2021. While the game features plenty of recognizable landmarks…

By San Antonio Current Staff

North Star Mall – $50
You get lost in the crowds while trying to get your shopping done and lose a turn. Pay the bank $100, because nobody gets out of North Star with their wallet intact.
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All the most creative moments from Artpace's Chalk It Up 2023

Artpace's Chalk It Up returned to downtown streets on Saturday. The annual event enables San Antonio residents to collaborate with local artists…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the most creative moments from Artpace's Chalk It Up 2022
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San Antonio's spookiest haunted locations and urban legends

Sure, you've heard of La Llorona and the Donkey Lady, but did you know that the founder of the legendary King Ranch…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Alamo
It should come as no surprise that the Alamo is said to be very haunted. According to TPR, ghosts that have been seen at the historic site include soldiers as well as a small child that purportedly wanders the grounds.
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All the amazing cosplay we saw at San Antonio's Big Texas Comicon 2023

Over the weekend, Big Texas Comicon 2023 brought a mix of actors and comic artists to the Alamo City, including David Harbour (Stranger…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the amazing cosplay we saw at San Antonio's Big Texas Comicon 2023
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