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Welcome to the Alamo City: What to do in your first week in San Antonio

Calling college co-eds — this easy guide with places to eat, explore, and play will help you feel like a local in your new town.

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Explore San Antonio with the help of these guides.

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It’s officially college transfer move-in season, and we want to say “Welcome to the 210" to our new arrivals at UTSA, OLLU, UIW, St. Mary’s, the Alamo Colleges, and Trinity — and anyone else starting a new chapter in San Antonio. Whether you grew up far away or already call San Antonio home, we are so excited you’re here.

We understand that starting school in a new place is a lot of change at the same time and taking on the 7th largest city in the country can feel a bit overwhelming. We put together an ultimate City Guide to help you out in your first few weeks. These articles also contain interactive maps to help you get your bearings — soon, you’ll be navigating the Count Down City like a pro.

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We don’t know about you, but trying to unpack and cook is a no-go. Fuel up for any meal:

SATXtoday: carriqui restaurant

Named after the Carriqui bird, this restaurant serves up food + drinks featuring flavors of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas Coast, and San Antonio.

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Your world doesn’t have to stop at the edge of campus — save these off-campus study spots for when the library is packed and get out and about with these:


With a couple more weeks until football season, you’re going to need something to do besides homework. Take a peek at these:

SATXtoday: Texas dog co

Check out our dog-friendly city guide and see where you + your furry friend can hang out in San Antonio.

Photo by @thedogcosatx

Students — we hope your next four years are wonderful + you come to love San Antonio as much as we do. Faithful readers — help us welcome the new arrivals by sharing this article with a friend.

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