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King William Historic Area
Type: Architecture, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sightseeing
Within this lovely district, leading German merchants settled in the late 19th century. Today, its elegant Victorian mansions and tree-lined streets are a pleasure to behold. Madison, Guenther, and... Read More
Within this lovely district, leading German merchants settled in the late 19th century. Today, its elegant Victorian mansions and tree-lined streets are a pleasure to behold. Madison, Guenther, and King William streets are particularly pretty for a stroll or drive. Stop in at the Guenther House or Steves Homestead, two historic homes that offer guided tours. The former features a small museum of mill memorabilia, a gift shop, and a restaurant serving fine German pastries and full breakfasts and lunches. Along nearby S. Alamo Street, you will also find an assortment of some of the city's top restaurants and bars. Favorites include Feast and Rosario's.
- Sightseeing: "Find a variety of chic shops and some of the city's best restaurant's along S. Alamo Street, which abuts the neighborhood."
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Stop off at nearby Madhatter's for a cup of tea or grab some of Tito's famous tacos across the street, along S. Alamo."
- Free Things to Do: "Make sure to take a stroll or hop on a bike along the Riverwalk in King William to enjoy the city the way the locals do. If you keep walking north from here you will end up in the commercial part of the Riverwalk in no time!"
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Similar to the Garden District in New Orleans, King William is a beautiful neighborhood enjoy sightseeing, either on foot or by car.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Similar to the Garden District in New Orleans, King William is a beautiful neighborhood to explore, either on foot or by car.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Taking a tour of King William, one of the first established neighborhoods in San Antonio, the perfect "free" afternoon adventure of history and architecture.