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Alamo Heights, San Antonio

Experience Life as a Local in the Heights

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.

Historical Significance

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. It's all just a few miles north of downtown.

Neighborhood Favorites

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, or take your dog for a stroll at the Bark Park of Alamo Heights. 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. Locals love brunch at Cappy’s, steaks at The Barn Door Restaurant, cocktails, and fine dining at Silo Elevated Cuisine for special occasions. 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.

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.

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