22 rejected San Antonio tourism slogans

There's a reason tourists keep flocking to San Antonio: it's a fun, charming and culturally significant place that's not too pricy to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The only winter weather you’ll see is in the snow globes at the Alamo gift shop.
Photo via Instagram / ryanmohr1
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20 useless facts about San Antonio you can use to impress out-of-towners

When playing tour guide for visiting friends and family, there's plenty of culture and history in San Antonio to draw from. But…

By San Antonio Current Staff

San Antonio is home to the oldest church in Texas — the San Fernando Cathedral. Facing downtown’s Main Plaza, this structure built between 1738 and 1750 was considered the city’s geographical and cultural center. In addition to being the oldest continuously functioning place of worship in San Antonio, it’s also one of the nation’s oldest cathedrals. 
Photo courtesy of UTSA Libraries Digital Collections
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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 Structure: Spanish Governor's Palace
105 Plaza de Armas
This downtown structure built in 1749 is the last standing element from the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar, and the only remaining example in the Lone Star State of an aristocratic 18th-century dwelling. 
Photo via Instagram / edmayberry
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The 25 weirdest attractions in San Antonio that are worth visiting

San Antonio has plenty of sights to see, from historic landmarks to museums to tourist traps — and then there's a bunch…

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.
Instagram / match_mlone
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The 23 best places to see Christmas lights in driving distance of San Antonio this holiday season

Looking for some holiday cheer? Even the Grinchiest among us would have to admit there's something heartwarming about twinkling Christmas light displays.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Museum Reach River of Lights
It isn't just the downtown portion of the River Walk that gets the holiday treatment. The San Antonio River Authority's annual Museum Reach River of Lights extends the Christmas cheer further down the river, and even features a 30-foot-tall musical Christmas tree at the Museum Reach lock and dam. The lights will be on view through January 3, 2022.
Photo Courtesy of San Antonio River Authority
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9 San Antonio street artists you should be following on Instagram

San Antonio is home to kickass street artists. Their vibrant murals can be found all over the city, including the St. Mary's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

@rmhworks
In addition to painting the vivid designs covering St. Mary’s wine bar Little Death, Rudy Marco Herrera recently completed a massive mural on the downtown Kress building. 
Photo via Instagram / rmhworks
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A Photographer Took Eerie Shots of Deserted San Antonio Landmarks Before the Coronavirus Lockdown. Let's Take a Look.

Shortly before San Antonio's shelter-in-place order went into effect, local photographer Aimee Wyatt — who runs the Scenes of Texas website —toured downtown landmarks…

By Sanford Nowlin

A Photographer Took Eerie Shots of Deserted San Antonio Landmarks Before the Coronavirus Lockdown. Let's Take a Look.
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15 Puro San Antonio Halloween Costumes To Consider This Year

With Halloween right around the corner, we have a few suggestions to help you win that costume contest. Keep it local and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Spurs Jesus
    Local icon and everyone's best friend, a Spurs Jesus costume is sure to get you first place in any costume contest. 
    Photo via Instagram, ffeno
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20 Things San Antonians Know Better Than Anyone Else

Whether you’re a native or a transplant to the 210, you know that there are some thing you would never see anywhere…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Teaching Mexican folklore is a parenting style
    San Antonio: where you learn about the chupacabra and Donkey Lady instead of traditional fairy tales.
    Photo via Twitter, @SelenaDiane
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25 Instagram Locations That Prove You’ve Seen San Antonio

You can achieve the perfect Instagram post with snapping a shot in front of these colorful and cool locations in San Antonio.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Chisme Wall
    2403 N. St. Mary's 
    Know the latest chisme? Save it so you can take the perfect picture in front of this iconic mural. 
    Photo via Instagram 
    fernandaramosparedes
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Every Fiesta Event Happening in San Antonio that You Need to Know About

The moment we've been waiting for is finally here! It's time to eat all the Chicken on a Stick, break all the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fiesta starts at the Hemisfair
    5-9 p.m. April 20 at Hemisfair Park, 434 S. Alamo 
    Get the party started down at Fiesta at Hemisfair, the official opening of this year’s festivities with the breaking of cascarones. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the night while you have the chance to meet Fiesta royalty and other special guests.. Within the party, you can also buy, sell or trade Fiesta pins and medals at Pin Pandemonium.
    Photo via Instagram, jprivers
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Rare Photos Inside the Alamo Shrine

February 20, 2014 Photos by Kody Melton

By San Antonio Current Staff

Rare Photos Inside the Alamo Shrine
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