22 scenic San Antonio-area parks to visit for a breath of fresh air this fall

San Antonio may not be seeing "chilly fall temperatures" anytime soon, but at least the scorching summer is finally behind us. Now…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cibolo Center for Conservation
140 City Park Rd., Boerne, (830) 249-4616, cibolo.org
There’s plenty to do at the Cibolo Center for Conservation, and the trails are short enough that you’ll be able to explore the entire center in a day. Throughout the property you’ll be able to hike marshes and open meadows alike. 
Photo via Instagram / parksandrick
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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
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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The 25 most beautiful places in San Antonio

You know it, and we know it — San Antonio is a beautiful city. Whether you're interested in historic landmarks, swanky eateries…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Pl, (210) 536-1400, sabot.org
Taking up 38 acres, the Botanical Garden is home to trails, a pond and an abundance of native plants. With multiple greenhouses, an authentic Japanese garden, and a trail showcasing three distinctive ecological regions of Texas, there's plenty of natural beauty to enjoy year round.
Photo via Instagram / pastorbrett
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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

Secrets of the Wild Woman
    6th Street and Avenue B
Artist: Angela Fox
Based on a previous painting commemorating the passing of her beloved cat (title: Kevin in Heaven), Angela Fox’s Secrets of the Wild Woman conjures a surrealist dream sequence starring a female figure, a flying orange feline, a scorpion and snakes.
Photo by Bryan Rindfuss
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Historic photos of 25 San Antonio-area bars and restaurants

We're all for San Antonio's recent designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, but it's abundantly clear that our city has…

By Sanford Nowlin

Golden Star Café; Plaza Bar; Moon Lee Café, 1100 block of W. Commerce St.This image from around 1965 shows a string of West Side businesses, including a pair of Chinese restaurants. Golden Star Café is still around, although it's now located at the 800 block of the same street.
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25 beautiful San Antonio-area parks to visit this fall

As longtime Texans, we know better than to declare that the hot days are over for the year, but it's looking like…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Crownridge Canyon Natural Area
7222 Luskey Blvd, (210) 207-5320, fosana.org
Crownridge Canyon has around 200 acres and has a variety of hiking terrain — from level 1 ADA-accessible trails all the way up to level 4 difficulties. If you’re into birding, it’s also a pretty cool spot since the golden cheeked warbler nests there.
Photo via Instagram / heathertakesontexas
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The restored 1882 home of San Antonio's prominent Hertzberg family is now for sale

The fully restored home of one of early-20th century San Antonio's most prominent families recently hit the sales block for $825,000. The…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The restored 1882 home of San Antonio's prominent Hertzberg family is now for sale
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22 beautiful places to hike and bike in and around San Antonio

There's no better way to enjoy beautiful weather than by hitting the trails, so we rounded up some of the most gorgeous…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Olmos Basin Greenway
The Olmos Basin Greenway Trail runs between Jones-Maltsberger Road and Devine Road and is about a mile or so long. Because of the mature trees in Olmos Basin Park, the greenway trails are almost entirely shaded, offering relief from the hot Texas sun on sweltering days. If you decide to go during the summer, or let’s be real, any other season in Texas, the shade doesn’t necessarily mean that it’ll be cool. Luckily, it runs along Olmos Creek.
Photo via Instagram / cmcpuma
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21 magical pictures of the snow day San Antonio got from its winter storm

San Antonio transformed into a winter wonderland overnight — and we've got the photos to prove it. From the River Walk to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

San Antonio Snow
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These Vintage Postcards Show How Much San Antonio Changed Over the Past Century

San Antonio's long been obsessed with how others see us — after all, we're a tourist town. And how we presented ourselves…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Sunset Station, 1902-5
The facade of the historic Sunset Station when it was a stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad network.
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This Stylish Mansion for Sale in San Antonio Is Decorated in All Black and White

When it comes to interior decorating, this 1908 Greek Revival mansion off Broadway is all about extremes. Namely, its color palette. The…

By San Antonio Current Staff

This Mansion for Sale North of Downtown San Antonio Is Decorated in All Black and White
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30 Vintage Photos of San Antonio's Beautiful Parks

Check out these vintage photos – some of which were taken before your grandparents were even born – and try having a…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Automobile in San Antonio River in Roosevelt Park, circa 1927
In a time before cell phones, imagine coming home soaking wet to your spouse and having to explain that you drove the car into the river – but that’s not what happened at all. He’s actually washing it.
Photo via General Photograph Collection
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10 Beautiful San Antonio Parks That Aren't Just for Dogs

Whether you’re looking to enjoy some fresh air, take your pup out on a scenic walk, or get the children out the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Pl., sabot.org
Photo via Instagram / tommy_las_vegas
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30 Vintage Shots of San Antonio from the 1940s through 1960s

Whether you're taking a trip down memory lane with these photographs, or you're learning something new about the history of San Antonio,…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Tower of the Americas Restaurant
The construction of the Tower of the Americas was done because of HemisFair ’68, which was that year’s World’s Fair, similar to the Seattle Space Needle of the 1962 World’s Fair and the Eiffel Tower in Paris of the 1889 World’s Fair.
Photo via Zintgraff Studio Photo Collection
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