Experience life as a local in the Heights
City Council Districts 2, 10
Venture just north of downtown to stroll the tree-lined streets and quaint cottage districts of Alamo Heights. Located along the main stretch of Broadway, Alamo Heights boasts colorful boutiques, upscale eateries and family-friendly attractions including exquisite art museums like the McNay Art Museum. Adjacent to the Broadway Cultural Corridor, the neighborhood is centrally located, easily accessible and bursting with entertainment for visitors of all ages. A close-knit community, residents welcome visitors to experience life as a local in the Heights. Come see what’s new.
In the past, the headwaters of the San Antonio River that attracted early nomadic Texas Indians also beckoned early settlers. One of these early settlers was George Brackenridge. He built a mansion in the area and named his new neighborhood Alamo Heights. Today, that neighborhood is a city surrounded by San Antonio and filled with locally-owned restaurants, boutiques, museums and parks. All just a few miles north of downtown.
Browse more than 20 acres of works by modern masters at the McNay Art Museum, the first museum of modern art in Texas. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore Robber Baron Cave Preserve, bird watch at the Judson Nature Trails, bike or hike through Olmos Basin Park, take your dog for a stroll at the Bark Park of Alamo Heights. For those who love to shop, browse unique, locally-owned clothing and home decor stores headed south on Broadway Street or check out the Alamo Quarry Market for staples like boot shopping at Lucchese Boot Co. Tee off nearby at the Quarry Golf Course, then grab a bite at Beto’s for their famous fish tacos. But don’t stop with just tacos. Eateries are plentiful here. For contemporary Mexican food and margaritas, swing by Paloma Blanca. For cupcakes and sweets on the go, try BIRD Bakery; then grab a cup of joe at Merit Coffee across the street. For Thai food, think Tong’s Thai for northern Thai dishes. For special occasions, locals love brunch at Cappy’s, steaks at The Barn Door Restaurant, and cocktails and fine dining at Silo Elevated Cuisine. For barbeque, test out The Barbecue Station, located inside of a renovated filling station. And for those who love to cook, don’t miss Central Market for an incredible selection of domestic and imported cheese, wine, beer, coffee, and chocolate.
Browse neighborhood hotel offerings near Alamo Quarry Market for family-friendly amenities and convenience to downtown attractions like the Alamo, the River Walk and more. Don’t miss neighborhood bed and breakfast offerings for an intimate lodging setting inside classic, historic homes.Learn More
Start your day with tasty treats from BIRD Bakery and fresh coffee across the street at Merit Coffee. Grab lunch at everyone’s favorite upscale grocer, Central Market, or dine up and down the local spots on Broadway – think Cappy’s, Broadway Daily Bread, Cooper’s Meat Market, and more. For Mexican fare, don’t miss Paloma Blanca – enjoy happy hour on their lush and spacious patio.Learn More
Tee off at the popular Quarry Golf Course. Then, browse the Alamo Quarry Market shops and surrounding local boutiques for upscale offerings in clothes, decor and more. Explore Robber Baron Cave Preserve or stroll the trails of the Olmos Basin Park for some fresh air – this area is dog and kid friendly! Get cultured at the first museum of modern art in Texas, the McNay Art Museum. Then browse the museum grounds, which often host live music and food truck events – fun for the whole family!Learn More