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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.

  • 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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