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A local’s guide to the perfect day in San Antonio

We asked our readers what they would recommend to do for travelers visiting the Alamo City.

Beautiful capture of downtown at sunset featuring local landmarks like the torch of friendship, san Fernando cathedral, and Tower of the Americas.

How can we not fall in love with a city that looks this stunning?

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Do you have a friend visiting the Alamo City and want to show them the best of what San Antonio has to offer? Well, that’s what we’re here for. With input from our readers and personal recommendations, we curated a full day itinerary that’ll maximize your time in our city.


Start your morning off with a unique local brunch spot, Coffee + Culture. Need a wake up call? Grab a mimosa and chow down on a plate of chilaquiles featuring refried beans, homemade corn tortillas, green tomatillo salsa, crema fresca, queso fresco, onions, and your choice of protein.


The Chilaquiles is a must-try from this spot.

Oh, you still want a cup of coffee? No problem, head on over to What’s Brewing Coffee Company — San Antonio’s longest running coffee roaster. Once you get your coffee in hand, play a game of pinball (or two), the machines cost 25¢.

What's Brewing Coffee Company?

Pick up a latte from What’s Brewing Coffee Company.


Are you in movie buff company? No problem, we know the perfect spot.


Visit the Santikos Palladium for its drinks + loaded fries.

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Not only is there candy + drinks, but here in San Antonio we have Santikos Theaters. Yes, that is a brag. The local theater chain offers a variety of experiences at its cinemas like bowling, arcade, specialty drinks, quick-service foods, and even laser tag.


An evening stroll along Confluence Park is serene during sunset. Once your candy has settled, it’s time for dinner, and our recommendation? Dough Pizzeria. Nestled in Hemisfair sits this local Neapolitan-style pizza place serving up a delicious Margherita pizza. The Southern Italian atmosphere, drinks, and food are superb.

After your food has settled, we think this would be the perfect opportunity to take a walk through one of San Antonio’s newest parks — Civic Park. Visit the Springs and check out the virtual QR codes on the trees to read about San Antonio locals and their legacies.

Dough Pizzeria

Grab a slice (or two) from Dough Pizzeria Napoletana.

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Pro tip: Don’t forget about the downtown parking situation.

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