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Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods. In 1939, as ground broke on the San Antonio River Walk development, city official led by Mayor Maury Maverick acted to preserve this...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2908
Downtown
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a pleasure to walk around these lovely shops and see wonderful, distinctive local gifts and crafts. The shops were filled with a mix of items perfect for gifts or souvenirs. I found well priced, local crafts to bring home to friends for gifts...More

Thank Anita L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

La Villita is an historic district of galleries and shops which is in the National Registry of Historic Districts. Many of the buildings in this district which house the artists and artisans are quite old and have been relocated here to form a kind of...More

Thank BnCrXplorerz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had already visited the Riverwalk (smelled like pee) and were looking for something a little less bustling. La Villita fit the bill nicely. There were very few folks around and plenty to shops to wander. I’m no art aficionado but it appeared to me...More

Thank shawnware
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little find. Lots of cool eclectic shops with local artists wares Walking distance from the river walk.

Thank Heather70224
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am always underwhelmed b y La Villita. It is right downtown, so many tourists go there. It has a couple of restaurants nearby that are worth trying out. Most of all, there is an endless trove of souvenirs, many from Mexico. I don't know...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's probably a bit stereotypical and definitely aimed at tourists, but for once it didn't take away the charm for me. It was like a beautiful, calm oasis, away from the busy riverwalk. Nice to go for a stroll, have a drink or eat lunch...More

Thank Wout V
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

While walking the river walk, we stopped to La Villita. Lots of shops, candle stores, a cafe and lots more. It was a fun little side adventure off the river walk

Thank 766donalds
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This section of San Antonio, adjacent to the River Walk, has many old or old-looking buildings that house shops and cafes and an old church that's no more than a chapel really. During the day time, it was pretty empty but for an event it...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Just your typical tourist gift shop village, found in many cities. Some arts and crafts, good way to kill an hour.

Thank bob34280fl
Reviewed 4 October 2018

From its place, the historic architecture, art galleries and shops, as well as cultural events held throughout the year, La Villita never disappoints. You can enter from the Riverwalk/Arneson River Theater, or from parking nearby. As with any city, arrive early to find parking, when...More

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I thought it was a series they had during the season
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Response from maggiet0813 | Reviewed this property |
Both are along the Riverealk so a stroll southward from the hotel will get you to La Villita. Approximately 10-15 minutes unless you stop for beverages along the way! Per other response Boudros does have delicious... More
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