A Slice of San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO is near the edge of the Texas Hill Country at the intersection of I-35 and I-10. For information on area attractions, events, restaurants, and accommodations, write to the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, Box 2277, 78298; 210/207-6700 or 800/447-3372; www.sanantoniocvb.com or www.SanAntonioVisit.com. For sites below, call regarding hours, rates, and wheelchair accessibility. The area code is 210.
La Villita is bordered by Alamo, Villita, S. Presa, and Nueva streets. You can also reach the village via the River Walk. Write to 418 Villita St., 78205; 207-8610; www.lavillita.com.
The Alamo is at the corner of E. Houston and S. Alamo. Write to Box 2599, 78299; 225-1391; www.TheAlamo.org.
Yet another San Antonio landmark, Schilo's Delicatessen has been pleasing downtown appetites with German specialties for nearly 100 years. Write to 424 E. Commerce, 78205; 223-6692.
Biga on the Banks serves gourmet new American cuisine. Write to 203 S. St. Mary's, 78205; 225-0722; www.biga.com.
Houston Street Bistro offers fine food for the theater crowd. Write to 204 E. Houston, 78205; 476-8600.
The Majestic Theatre is at 224 E. Houston, 78205; 226-3333; www.majesticempire.com. The Empire Theatre is at 226 N. St. Mary's, 78205; 226-3333; www.majesticempire.com. The Alameda Theater (currently under renovation) is at 318 W. Houston, 78205; 299-4300.
Mi Tierra Café y Panadería opens 24 hours a day, every day. Write to 218 Produce Row, 78207; 225-1262; www.mitierracafe.com.
The King William Historic District is bordered by S. Alamo St. and the San Antonio River. Write to the King William Assn., 1032 S. Alamo, 78210; 227-8786; www.kingwilliamassociation.org.
The Guenther House opens for breakfast and lunch every day from 7-3. Write to 205 E. Guenther, 78204; 227-1061 or 800/235-8186.
The Witte Museum stands at the edge of Brackenridge Park, at 3801 Broadway, 78209; 357-1900; www.wittemuseum.org.
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is at 555 Funston Place, 78209; 207-3250; www.sabot.org.
The Painted Lady Inn features an amazing video library of art films. Free parking. Room rates: $99-$219. Write to 620 Broadway, 78215; 220-1092; www.thepaintedladyinn.com.
A Yellow Rose B&B offers all kinds of vacation packages, including romantic getaways and golf weekends. Basic room rates: $99-$180. Write to 229 Madison, 78204; 229-9903 or 800/950-9903; www.ayellowrose.com.
From the July 2002 issue.