Tell us your favorite story of something you have experienced in San Antonio.
When someone from out-of-town asks me what there is to do in San Antonio, I always try to tell them about Fiesta! Why? Because Fiesta really highlights so many aspects of San Antonio’s history, neighborhoods, nightlife, music, arts, dining and fun. You can get a really good sampling of all things San Antonio within an 11-day span. Fiesta takes place in Spring when the weather is perfect and the wildflowers are blooming. Plus, “Fiesta is the Party With a Purpose” and most funds go back into our community for development and preservation.
What are your favorite places in this experience?
My family enjoys the Fiesta Arts Fair at the Southwest School of Art. It has a great kids’ area called the Young Artists Garden plus awesome food, shopping and music all set within the historic location on the River Walk.
How did/does this San Antonio experience make you feel?
Nostalgic, so happy.
How does this story capture the essence/personality of San Antonio?Every part of San Antonio’s community hosts events, festivals and parades. The entire city gets together to highlight our diverse cultures, tastes and preferences. We really roll out the red carpet and welcome visitors and locals to join in the fun.
How is this San Antonio experience different and more special than any other city?
Fiesta is over 100 years old and now is one of the best parties in the nation. Plus – did I mention Chicken on a stick?
Describe yourself in 5 words or less: Active mom, Communicator, Ambitious, Goofball
How long have you lived in SA? I’ve lived in San Antonio most of my life except for a few years in San Marcos and Austin.
Restaurant: The Cove is quirky and fun for everyone. It is a restaurant, beer garden, laundromat, car wash and live music. Plus, it has a great playground and is dog-friendly. The food is really good plus “sustainable, organic and local” and the beer selection is top-notch.
Bar/Nightlife: I rarely go out and enjoy the nightlife these days. But when we do get the chance, we head to The Pearl area and enjoy Sternewirth’s swanky vibe. Another option is The Bar at Bohanan’s where we go to enjoy libations before hitting up the Majestic Theatre for a concert or play.
Cultural Spot: The Broadway Cultural Corridor has so many great options, all in one compact location. It includes the San Antonio Museum of Art, the San Antonio Botanical Garden, The DoSeum, the Witte Museum, the McNay Art Museum, the San Antonio Zoo and Brackenridge Park.
Attraction: Morgan’s Wonderland is my favorite attraction because it was designed with special-needs individuals but is fun for everyone. My oldest son is high-functioning Autistic and Morgan’s Wonderland has really thought through the needs of sensory sensitive kids. Plus, they have seasonal events and live entertainment.
Shopping: I really love the selection of local and unique finds at our museum gift shops. It’s not just pricey artwork for sale. Fun toys, great jewelry, books, one-of-a-kind art – you name it and in all budget ranges.