12. Welcome the holidays on the River Walk
The day after Thanksgiving marks the annual River Parade & Lighting Ceremony, the traditional launch of the holiday season in SA; a week later, the Fiesta de las Luminarias begins. The River Walk remains bedecked in lights into the new year, adding a serene glow to our magical city.
13. Experience the birthplace of Willie’s career
More than a half-century ago, a scrawny but talented red-headed singer-songwriter with a nasally voice took the stage at John T. Floore's Country Store in Helotes, just west of San Antonio. He was in good company, following in the footsteps of legends including Bob Wills and Hank Williams, and was himself followed by some equally impressive superstars such as Lyle Lovett and Merle Haggard. Texas country’s best and brightest can be found on stage at Floore’s every weekend.
14. Do The 4 in Southtown
Viewed on a map, the confluence of Alamo, Pereida, Presa and St. Mary’s Streets form the number 4, providing a convenient bar- and restaurant-hopping guide that stretches from Bite to La Frite Belgian Bistro to Liberty Bar and includes such mainstays as The Friendly Spot, Tito’s, Feast, B&D Ice House, and Madhatters along the route in between. That’s a lot of punch packed into a few short blocks.