Merry and Mirthful Shopping in the Alamo City

There's still time left to find the perfect gifts and holiday treats while shopping in San Antonio, Texas! However, no matter what time of year you go, these shopping destinations typically have everything you could hope for, and usually more. 

First stop is the Pearl Brewery, for unique, high end gifts you likely won't find anywhere else. The Pearl is a beautiful destination. They don't have as much variety as the traditional malls, but it's a great place to walk around, browse, have lunch at one of the amazing on-site restaurants and explore the new Hotel Emma. You can even hop on a riverboat and head downtown from here.

Located in the middle of the city is the Alamo Quarry Market, which is home to many familiar stores and brands, including Victoria's Secret, Whole Foods and more! It also has several great restaurants, plenty of parking and easy access to other parts of the city. From here, you're only five minutes from the historic Alamo Heights neighborhood. 

If you're on the north side, shopping at the La Cantera is a must! This open-air mall is gorgeous and features many of the most popular shops, such as the Apple store and Nordstrom. If you can't find what you're looking for here, you're out of luck! 

Central Market
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North Star Mall
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The Rim
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Alamo Quarry Market
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