Known as the arts district in San Antonio, Texas, Southtown is the best neighborhood to visit in San Antonio. It appeals to the locals, travelers, and hipsters because of the great food, entertainment, shopping areas and so many more. The little neighborhood is nestled within the 7th largest city in the United States and it is beyond charming.

Things to Do

San Antonio Fire Museum

San Antonio Fire Museum is one of San Antonio’s hidden gems. It only started as a dream of five firefighters that were assigned together at old #19 station in 1997. It has become one of the most notable Fire Museums in the country.

Address: 801 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX

The River Walk

A city park and special-case pedestrian street, one level down from automobile street. The River Walk loops and winds under bridges as two parallel sidewalks line up with restaurants and shops that connect major tourist draws from Shops at Rivercenter. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator San Antonio

Address: 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX

Briscoe Western Art Museum

Nestled on the banks of the San Antonio River Walk is the museum’s main building that was once San Antonio’s original public library during the 1930s. The museum is named in honor of Texas Governor Dolp Briscoe Jr., and his wife Janey Slaughter Briscoe.

Address: 210 W Market St, San Antonio, Texas

Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours

Take a peek inside the Menger Hotel, considered the “Most Haunted Hotel in Texas,” and just a few walks away you will find the Emily Morgan Hotel, one of the city’s first hospitals where many women and men lost their lives. You can also explore the San Fernando Cathedral where people were buried within the walls and visitors claim to see faces mysteriously appear.

Address: 204 Alamo Plaza Suite #T, San Antonio, TX


Take a sneak peek at their spectacular interactive miniature Lego replica of the city’s most loved landmarks built from over 1.5 million Lego bricks. See the historic Alamo, walk alongside the world-famous San Antonio River Walk, or stand in awe of their giant Tower of the Americas.

Address: 849 E Commerce St # 910, San Antonio, TX

Restaurants and Pubs

  • Anaqua Grill located at 555 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
  • Francis Bogside located at 803 S St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 
  • Battalion located at 604 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
  • Southtown 101 located at 101 Pereida St, San Antonio, TX
  • Texas T Pub located at 121 Broadway, San Antonio, TX


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