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El Tropicano Staff Picks Read All About the Riverwalk

Make the most of your stay in San Antonio with our easy guide to exploring the area. Our monthly Staff Picks showcase an array of interactive tours and historic attractions that make our historic city so special, highlighting our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and explore.

  • Discover Artpace San Antonio

    Created to stimulate artistic expression and support a myriad of artists, the nonprofit residency program Artpace San Antonio is a space for artists in their quest to create new work.

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  • A Wellspring of Serenity in the City

    Step inside artist Dionicio Rodriguez's replication of a Japanese Torii gate and you’ll enter another world – one of quiet beauty and serenity located within an urban setting.

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  • The Art of the “Brewstillery”

    Alamo City offers a variety of breweries and distilleries that have made their home here, but when it comes to the combination of the two, not so much.

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  • Always in Bloom: San Antonio’s Botanical Garden

    An ideal opportunity to see the variety of the Texas landscape, the San Antonio Botanical Garden is chock-full of flowers, trees, and myriad plants that comprise the flora of the Lone Star State.

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  • SAY Si to Art

    San Antonio’s thriving art community has long been enhanced by the up and comers of SAY Si, a creative youth development organization.

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  • An Alamo City Art Adventure

    Our guests and visitors come to San Antonio for many reasons: some for the Alamo and area history; others come to see the Riverwalk and additional tourist attractions.

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  • Shop Like a Tourist at El Mercado

    One of San Antonio’s most famous attractions is a market known as El Mercado.

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  • The Art of the Majestic

    Doves in flight, brilliantly colored glass windows, a carved white peacock atop a balcony railing, and a vaulted “sky” where clouds and starlight provide the ultimate in overhead views – these are only a small part of the exquisite detailing of one of the country’s most ornately decorated theaters.

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  • The Perfect Setting for a Jewel of a Performance

    From classic opera and symphony offerings to live concerts and cutting-edge shows, to H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza, The Tobin Center provides a vital venue for lovers of the performing arts in San Antonio.

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  • A Tribute to Our Heritage: The Murals of San Antonio

    San Antonio is a city that cherishes its art and its artists. Along with an abundance of galleries, museums, and street artists, the City is home to a number of unique and fascinating murals. 

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  • San Antonio’s Hidden Gem

    Only minutes away from San Antonio’s Riverwalk lies one of the city’s historical and architectural jewels. The Spanish Governor’s Palace was built in 1722 for the purpose of guarding the Mission San Antonio de Valero, which would later come to be known as the Alamo. 

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