What Do You Do in San Antonio During the Holidays? Everything!



San Antonio is easily one of the best cities in the country to visit during the holidays. There is an endless number of attractions, events and amazing restaurants to enjoy.

To do it up right, take your friends and family to the Riverwalk to delight in the beautiful lights and festive atmosphere. You might want to stop off at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for a caramel apple before meandering along the river for some shopping and fun. 

Next, take the elevator up to the tallest restaurant in town at the Tower of the Americas. This revolving eatery will have everyone ooo'ing and awww'ing at the stunning night views. You can also enjoy the view from the observatory deck as well.

Christmas just isn't Christmas without a little shopping. While you have several choices, The Shops at La Cantera, has all you need and then some. Once you're there, you'll likely never want to leave!

For a bit of culture to round out your holiday visit, head to the McNay, where they always have unique exhibits as well as a collection of artwork from some of the most renowned artists the world has ever known. Happy Holidays!




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Little Church of La Villita


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River Walk
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Meet Kimberly Suta

Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly

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