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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24 must-see roadside attractions within driving distance of San Antonio

Texas has plenty of beautiful destinations that are worth a road trip — beaches, winding rivers and scenic camping spots, for example.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Lourdes Grotto Replica, La Grange
936 FM 2436, La Grange, roadsideamerica.com
Transport yourself to the cobbled streets of Europe at this Texas version of the grotto at Lourdes, France.
Photo via Instagram / georcuzzi
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Everything we saw as Drag Race alum Jorgeous came back to San Antonio and slayed at the Bonham

Drag queen Jorgeous made her debut at San Antonio's long-gone Babio's at the ripe old age of 16. A few years later,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as Drag Race alum Jorgeous came back to San Antonio to slay at the Bonham
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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

South Padre Island
myspi.org
South Padre Island is one of Texas’s most well-known beaches for a reason, with some of the safest and clearest water in the Gulf. A popular spring break destination for college students across the state, South Padre Island is also a popular family vacation destination for Texans from all walks of life.
Photo via Instagram / dh2263
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Battle scenes from WWE Monday Night RAW at San Antonio's AT&T Center

WWE Monday Night RAW rumbled into San Antonio's AT&T Center, showcasing a bout between superstars Cody Rhodes and Seth "Freakin" Rollins. Fans…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Battle scenes from WWE Monday Night RAW at San Antonio's AT&T Center
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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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All the fun and fireworks from the Fourth of July celebration at San Antonio's Woodlawn Lake

San Antonio's annual Independence Day party at Woodlawn Lake Park draws celebrants from all over the city with its mixture of fun,…

By Sanford Nowlin

All the fun and fireworks from the Fourth of July celebration at San Antonio's Woodlawn Lake
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21 cool things to do in the San Antonio area when it's hot AF outside

We're getting to that time of year when it feels too hot to do anything. Sure, the AC is great at home, but…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cool down with the kids at a splash pad
A splash pad is a simple pleasure that kids love. Many San Antonio parks have splash pads, including Pearsall Park and Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair, as well as at Pearl Brewery near the Bottling Department.  
Photo via Instagram / bottlingdept
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All the beautiful people we saw at the 2022 Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade

San Antonio showed up big for the 2022 Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade on Saturday. Members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the beautiful people we saw at the 2022 Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade
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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

Blue Hole
100 Blue Hole Lane, Wimberley, (512) 660-9111, cityofwimberley.com    
Minutes from downtown Wimberley, Blue Hole makes for a refreshing stop during a day trip to the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Reservations are required, so be sure to plan ahead.
Photo via Instagram / blueholeregionalpark
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Everything we saw during San Antonio's inaugural Pride River Parade & Celebration

Saturday's inaugural Bud Light Pride River Parade & Celebration marked the first official Pride Week event staged along the San Antonio River…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw during San Antonio's inaugural Pride River Parade & Celebration
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20 San Antonio drag performers you should be following on Instagram

San Antonio has a thriving drag scene. Local performers regularly heat up clubs on and off the Main Strip — and even…

By San Antonio Current Staff

@hunsen_abequeer
Photo by jplproductions via Instagram / hunsen_abequeer
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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

Hit the links at Cool Crest Mini Golf
1402 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 732-0222, coolcrestgolf.com
Did you know that SA is home to one of the oldest continuously operated mini golf courses in the world? Whether or not you're into the local history aspect, it'll be fun to grab a few friends and play a round at Cool Crest Mini Golf. 
Photo via Instagram / coolcrestgolf
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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

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
23808 Resort Pkwy., (210) 276-2500, marriott.com
The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has its very own 9-acre water park, the River Bluff Water Experience. The park has a variety of slides, a lazy river, and multiple pools to enjoy, plus the not-so-lazy Pedernales River water ride, which promises 650-feet of swift currents meant to mimic a natural river.
Photo courtesy of JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
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20 gorgeous San Antonio hotel pools you totally shouldn't sneak into

San Antonio has plenty of public pools to enjoy, but sometimes you're looking for something a more ... ahem ... exclusive. Luckily,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hotel Contessa
306 W. Market St.,  (210) 229-9222, thehotelcontessa.com
Found on the River Walk, this hotel hits the high marks in every realm. When it comes to its rooftop pool, you’ll also be able to enjoy panoramic views of the city whether you’re in the water or chilling on one of the cozy patio chairs.
Photo via Instagram / thatsarakim
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30 amazing San Antonio tattoo artists you should be following on Instagram

San Antonio is a tattooed town. People here love their ink, and they're willing to seek out creative and skilled artists to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

trentonhtattoos
Photo via Instagram / trentonhtattoos
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24 San Antonio-area parks and greenways perfect for hiking and biking

There's nothing more refreshing than a jaunt outdoors. Whether you're seeking a rugged hike, a mountain bike adventure or just want to take…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Mission Reach
sariverauthority.org
Mission Reach is a popular destination for kayakers, pedestrians and bikers alike. Because a lot of the trail is located a fair distance from the road, it’s a good place for people who aren’t experienced with riding near or on the street, and it's plenty walkable, too. The route is more scenic than challenging anyway, so if you’re into rough and tough terrain and heart-pumping inclines on an isolated path in nature, Mission Reach probably isn’t for you. If you’re into paved paths and mostly gentle slopes with a beautiful view of the historic missions, you’ll love the Mission Reach.
Photo via Instagram / timd_satx
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Not-safe-for-work photos of FETGALA! LIVE at San Antonio's Brick at Blue Star

On Friday night, Haus of Erotique celebrated its biggest event of the year, the Second  Annual FETGALA! LIVE. Held at Brick at Blue…

By Sanford Nowlin

Not-safe-for-work photos of FETGALA! LIVE at San Antonio's Brick at Blue Star
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All the festive folks we saw at San Antonio's 2022 Battle of Flowers Parade

There are Fiesta events, and then there's the Fiesta event that started them all: the Battle of Flowers Parade. Thousands of people…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the festive folks we saw at San Antonio's 2022 Battle of Flowers 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

Henry Thomas, East Central High School
Most often recognized for his breakout role at Elliott in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, San Antonio native Henry Thomas has become a horror fixture of late with roles in Mike Flanagan's The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor and Midnight Mass. The actor was born in SA in 1971 and went to East Central HS.
Photo via Netflix / Eike Schroter
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Wild and crazy scenes from San Antonio's Cornyation 2022

The first night of Cornyation 2022 lived up to its promise — and then some — of adult-oriented satire delivered with snappy…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Sparkling scenes from San Antonio's Cornyation 2022
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All the fun-loving San Antonio folks we saw at the opening night of NIOSA 2022

A Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA) is one of Fiesta's defining events, packing thousands of revelers into La Villita to celebrate…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the fun-loving San Antonio folks we saw at the opening night of NIOSA 2022
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Wild moments from the 2022 WEBB Party at San Antonio's Aztec Theatre

WEBB Party returned to San Antonio on Friday with wild live performances and entertainment that raises money for the San Antonio AIDS…

By Sanford Nowlin, San Antonio Current Staff

Wild moments from the 2022 WEBB Party at San Antonio's Aztec Theatre
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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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Here's a first look at The Public Theater of San Antonio's 35MM: A Musical Exhibition

After postponing the production in January, The Public Theater of San Antonio is debuting 35MM: A Musical Exhibition on Friday, March 25.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Jennifer Hoskins, Chaz Ingraham*, John Berring, Isidro Medina III*, Jillian Sainz.
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Everything we saw as Drag Race alum Manila Luzon wowed San Antonio's Bonham Exchange

Recording artist and comedian Manila Luzon entertained crowds at the Bonham Exchange Thursday night in back-to-back shows. Luzon was a contestant on the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as Drag Race alum Manila Luzon wowed San Antonio's Bonham Exchange
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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

Gruene
About a 45-minute drive northeast of San Antonio
Though considered part of New Braunfels (which can’t really be considered a small town these days), the Gruene Historic District should be a bucket list item for Texans. In addition to the legendary Gruene Hall, the district offers other live music venue options, the local general store, a prized antique shop, and the Gristmill Restaurant. This is the place to be for a good time packed with history.
Photo via Instagram / gruenetx
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28 San Antonio artists and makers you should be following on Instagram right now

San Antonio has a vibrant art scene — as evidenced by the full slate of monthly exhibitions at First Friday and Second…

By San Antonio Current Staff

@andykillustration
Andy K’s neon-infused art and comics have a psychedelic flair. 
Photo via Instagram / andykillustration
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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

Crownridge Canyon Park
7222 Luskey Blvd, (210) 207-5320, sanantonio.gov
If tranquil parks are your thing, you’ll be living your best life at Crownridge Canyon. This open space features paved and natural walking trails, but also desert-like scenery if you can believe it. Come and experience this wonder for yourself.
Photo via Instagram / rob41380
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28 underrated date ideas to try in San Antonio

If your usual date-night plans feel as tired as the phrase "Netflix and chill," don't worry, we've got your back. Ahead of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Two-step at Floore’s Country Store
14492 Old Bandera Rd, (210) 695-8827, liveatfloores.com
Established back when your grandparents were young and in love, Floore’s Country Store has been around and honkey-tonkin’ since 1942. Feel the love and passion that made this location a south Texas tradition by taking your lovely to dance.
Photo via Instagram / floorecountrystore
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