Tag archives for San Antonio

7 Reasons to Visit San Antonio Now

If your memories of San Antonio include a stop at the Alamo and a meal on the River Walk accented by colorful umbrellas and mariachi music, it’s time to visit again.

The ‘Pearl’ of San Antonio

In every city I visit, I zero in on a place—usually a coffee shop or wine bar—that becomes my touchstone for finding the local rhythm. I’ll see the same regulars, order the same drink, and start to get an inkling of what it’s like to call that city home. In San Antonio, I found my sweet spot at Bakery…

World’s Most Haunted Cities

These ten notoriously frightful cities, near and far, are beset with ghastly, ghostly close encounters.

More to Remember in Alamo City

San Antonio, Texas, has long been known as the site of the infamous showdown at the Alamo, but the sophisticated city is attracting attention for a lot more these days. A recent $358 million River Walk face-lift connects visitors to downtown and new businesses and outdoor works projects along the river inject new life into this American classic.

The Radar: Travel Lately

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The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

“Rev” Smith’s Dirty Little Secret

San Antonio native Mark “Rev” Smith is all about good, sure, but he also has a secret. You can tell by the way he talks. But what Mark “Rev” Smith doesn’t know is that I know he’s hiding a secret, and I plan on finding it out in three simple steps, with three simple questions.

The Radar: Where to Eat in San Antonio, Adventures for Art Enthusiasts, 4 Places in Brazil that Might Be New to You

The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

Photos: Where You Went

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Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption to Your Shot/Travel at ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all…

My City Celebrates: Stephanie’s San Antonio

This year, inspired by our ever-popular “I Heart My City” series on Intelligent Travel, we’re kicking off the holiday season by asking our readers to share their favorite ways to celebrate in their cities. Today’s city-lover is Stephanie Hunt, dishing her secrets in San Antonio. Want to share the things that make your city special?…

San Antonio’s Art Barges

Tracey Teo shares a new way to explore San Antonio’s eclectic art scene: by barge. Sunfish have always swum in the San Antonio River, but they have never been spotted “flying” above it – until now. Philadelphia artist Donald Lipski and seven other artists were commissioned to create public art for an extension of San…

Down by the River

Contributing Editor Andrew Nelson rounds out his week-long tour of San Antonio’s Fiesta with the big shebang: the River Parade. The ambulance chasers and personal injury lawyers must love the River Walk, San Antonio’s spectacularly successful network of leafy, landscaped pathways lacing its river flowing through downtown. Few barriers, rails or poles separate pedestrians from…

Heavy Medal

Contributing Editor Andrew Nelson offers us a metaphor, or perhaps medalphor, for San Antonio’s Fiesta… Wandering San Antonio during Fiesta Week you’ll encounter a lot of people whose jackets, baseball caps and sashes are emblazoned with dozens of brightly colored medals making them look like walk-ons from an opera set in a 19th century Spanish…