La Villita Historic Arts Village, San Antonio

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Visit a selection of galleries, shops, and restaurants, and take a journey through San Antonio's history at La Villita Historic Arts Village. The area's background as a melting pot of different cultures is evident in the variety of architectural styles. Once a spot for Native American and Spanish settlements, this is one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. Today it's an artistic hub where you can find everything from handmade pottery, jewelry, and clothes to paintings, folk art, and metal art. At the neighborhood's cafes and restaurants, you can enjoy drinks and both local and international specialties. For a preview, examine the online walking-tour brochure that features information on the area's historic buildings. Our San Antonio trip itinerary planner makes visiting La Villita Historic Arts Village and other San Antonio attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • October 2, 2017
    The village is such a quaint place loaded w/ art & unique shops. It looks like a setting in a story book. There's something for everyone & in every price range. If you're on the Riverwalk and enjoy it...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    This little arts district is nice but many tourist bypass it even though in the tourist guide. It is a little sleepy and has no brand shops. Seems like every time and even this time part of it is clos...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Nice place to walk around and see hand made crafts. They are not inexpensive, but I would rather pay more for a genuine, local artisan's work than a cheap souvenir made in Asia. The copper shop was pa...  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    Very nice district right off the river walk. Great shopping for art and goods. Three plazas of varying sizes used for wedding receptions (see picture) and other celebrations.
  • June 21, 2017
    Great place for parties, festivals and the like. They also have some really neat shops as well! Definitely an excellent spot to visit, and it's right next to the river walk.
  • July 4, 2017
    Happened to be here during a festival type event. Very lively and fun environment. The village served as the perfect venue.
  • May 28, 2017
    This place is absolutely amazing! All of the shops are adorable and tiny, whilst the workers are the most kind and respectful people ever. All of the items here are either organic or handmade.
  • June 8, 2017
    Amazing little place. Love the arts and crafts. Coffee with ice cream at the cafe is great, but too small a portion.

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To be at the heart of San Antonio's buzzing atmosphere and attractions, stay along the city's River Walk. Lined with hotels of all levels, the area is known for excellent dining and nightlife, and is close to all of the city's main sights. While this area tends to be pricier than other neighborhoods, it is the best option for those traveling without a car who want to take full advantage of their vacation time in San Antonio. For a more rustic experience, venture outside of the city limits to stay at one of the old-world guest ranches that dot the beautiful countryside.
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