The 25 San Antonio holiday traditions everyone should try at least once

San Antonians love to celebrate. Give us an excuse and we'll throw a parade, drink to excess or sleep overnight in the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Catch the Ford Holiday River Parade 
It's too late this year, but definitely pencil this one in if you haven't already witnessed brightly illumunated barges lighting up the River Walk.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
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Everything we saw at the NSFW 88th anniversary celebration of San Antonio's Esquire Tavern

Downtown nightlife stalwart the Esquire Tavern celebrated 88 years in business Sunday with live music by the Dirty River Jazz Band and a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at the NSFW 88th anniversary celebration of San Antonio's Esquire Tavern
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Everything we saw at San Antonio's 40th Annual Holiday River Parade

The Ford Holiday River Parade took place Friday, marking the 40th installment of the Alamo City tradition. Here's what we saw as illuminated…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at San Antonio's 40th Annual Holiday River Parade
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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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Breathtaking moments you missed at Luminaria 2021

Luminaria 2021 was a feast for the senses. This year, the festival was spread across Hemisfair, the Henry B. González Convention Center…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Breathtaking moments you missed at Luminaria 2021
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All the best colorful moments from San Antonio's 2021 Diwali celebration

San Antonio's annual Diwali festival took place Saturday night at Hemisfair, and it was a gorgeous sight to behold. The festival, celebrated…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the best colorful moments from San Antonio's 2021 Diwali celebration
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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

And yet, we bloom
Corner of E. Houston and Navarro streets
Artist: Kat Cadena
This work by artist Kat Cadena was voted Best Mural in the Current's 2020 Best of San Antonio Issue.
Photo via Instagram / kat.cadena
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Everyone we saw Friday at San Antonio's Day of the Dead River Parade

On Friday night, 20 decorated barges made a voyage along the San Antonio River Walk as part of the city's celebration of Día de…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone we saw at San Antonio's Day of the Dead River Parade
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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

Make a splash at a local water park
If you want to amp up the fun while cooling down in the water, head to one of the area’s water parks for a rip roarin’ good time. You can stay in town and visit Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ White Water Bay or Sea World's Aquatica, or drive up to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels.
Photo via Instagram / sixflagsfiestatexas
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20 outdoor activities in San Antonio for your spring bucket list

The sun's warming up, school's winding down and summer is just around the bend. This is the time of year that San…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Practice your photography skills at the Japanese Tea Garden 3853 N St Mary's St., (210) 207-7275, sanantonio.gov Bring your camera to the Japanese Tea Garden and put your amateur photography skills to the test, capturing images of numerous tropical and native plants, koi ponds and a 60-foot waterfall. Take a break from the camera and head to the Jingu House Café for a bento box and a blooming tea pot.             Photo via Instagram / texascountrypups
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This historic fixer-upper for sale is one of the few brick homes in San Antonio's King William area

San Antonio's King William Historical District is full of amazing old homes with beautiful, often meticulously detailed woodwork. But not so many…

By San Antonio Current Staff

This historic fixer-upper for sale is one of the few brick homes in San Antonio's King William area
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The 15 best Christmas light displays within driving distance of San Antonio

While the holiday season doesn't look or feel quite the same this year, there is one tradition that can be safely enjoyed…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Travis Park
301 E Travis St, (210) 207-3677, travisparksa.com
The holiday season in San Antonio officially begins with the lighting ceremony of the city’s 50-foot Christmas tree on Friday, November 27. This year's festivities will be virtual, so that everyone can enjoy safely from home. Just tune in at 7 p.m. to H-E-B's YouTube channel to enjoy the lighting, which will be followed by a performance by Mariachi Las Altenas. 
Photo via Instagram / skylinedronetx
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This King William Home for Sale Near the River Walk Is Designated a Historic Landmark

This sweet hundred-year-old property located in King William south of downtown isn't just in a historical neighborhood — it's been designated a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

This King William Home for Sale Near the River Walk Is Designated a Historic Landmark
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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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21 Strange and Serene Photos of the Empty San Antonio River Walk Taken While We Shelter in Place

Sure, San Antonio's empty downtown streets may seem a little apocalyptic, but the lack of people has given local photographers a chance…

By San Antonio Current Staff

21 Unique Photos of the Empty River Walk Taken While We Shelter in Place
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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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The 20 Best Christmas Light Displays Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

It's the most wonderful time of the year – and mostly because of the beautiful Christmas lights displays! Whether you want to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Don Strange Ranch
103 Waring Welfare Road, Boerne, christmas.donstrangeranch.com
Just a short drive away in Boerne, Don Strange Ranch hosts a Texas-sized display with more than 3 million that you’ll have to drive through. You can also get out of the car and take another type of ride – either on a hayride or a carriage ride.
Photo via Instagram / henrylee1968
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The Best Places to See Christmas Lights in the San Antonio Area

It's the most magical time of year here in Texas. We may not be able to enjoy the beauty of snow like…

By San Antonio Current Staff

SeaWorld
Prices vary, 10500 Sea World Drive, seaworld.com
There’s more lights on display at SeaWorld than there are people living in San Antonio. Woah! With more than 8 million lights, the theme park’s Christmas celebration also includes holiday shows and festive foods. Even the chance to meet and greet Santa Claus, too! On display through January 2. 
Photo via seaworldtexas
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10 Restaurants on the River Walk You Should Be Eating at this Weekend

There are a lot of restaurants options in the River Walk area, but most of it is just noise catering to tourists.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Ácenar
146 E. Houston St., (210) 222-2362
If you’re going to have Tex-Mex, head to Ácenar where the views are as great as the salads and the shrimp tacos.
Photo via Ácenar Mexican Restaurant/Facebook
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26 Beautiful Photos of San Antonio Decked Out for the Holidays

We love it when San Antonio is all decked out in its sparkly best for Christmas. We searched Instagram for the best…

By San Antonio Current Staff

@jess02916
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