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La Villita Historic Arts Village

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Located on the South bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods and served in several iconic, historic Texas moments. In 1939, Mayor Maury Maverick dedicated the Mission of La Villita to preserving Arts...more
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418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2908
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a fun, historic part of town that is worth a visit. There are a variety of shops with wonderful, unique gifts and more, restaurants and a historic church. Walk around and enjoy the ambiance!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SRW_TX
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cool area to walk with great architectural features and cute little shops that will offer you some different shopping experiences.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul K
Reviewed 5 days ago

The collection of small houses turned into shops offers a glimpse into the early architecture of the region, and a unique shopping experience. Artisans and retailers offer a variety of goods for old and young alike. The shopkeepers are friendly, and this is a fun...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ronald A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting collection of shops with tin, jewelry, clothing and other items that were mostly handmade or local. We enjoyed strolling through the area and talking to the owners.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lkis229
Reviewed 15 February 2019

Nice to walk through. There is also a handicrafts fair and a number of shops that are open selling local goods. Mostly though it's a nice walk around and walk through.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 11 February 2019

We passed La Villita on our way from the River walk (it's adjacent to it) to Hemisfair park. It's a nice small shopping village where each house offers different kind of art they made - silver, leather, candles, etc... There were also some street food...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B1714D
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

Cute local shops from soaps, art, glass, clothing needs. Good place to stroll and window shop. There are also some places to eat. I loved La Villita Cafe for all day breakfast needs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank L2854PHmariem
lavillita, General Manager at La Villita Historic Arts Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 8 January 2019

Nice historic village right outside riverwalk in downtown, with old historic houses and quaint shops of various types including handmade metal/copper sculpture shop, candle making shop, professional artwork shop and more. Nice cafe as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 268halies
lavillita, General Manager at La Villita Historic Arts Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 December 2018

I took my sister from AZ and niece from FL there before the Christmas Holidays. We had such an enjoyable time. Loved River Art Gallery, the leather shop, copper shop and went broke at the scent shop & bird & pear. We had an fancy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathy A
lavillita, General Manager at La Villita Historic Arts Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for recommending La Villita. We hope to see you again soon, and love that you have found joy in the Artisans' handmade goods!

Reviewed 18 December 2018

This is just off the river area and it is a small village with lots of shops. Please check this place out as there are some really good small family businesses that offer some very different items that you cant get at the Market Square...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DannyWasserman
lavillita, General Manager at La Villita Historic Arts Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. Yes, La Villita is a hidden gem that is very unique in offerings and experience! It has captured a bit of quaint, historic nature in a modern, downtown environment. We hope to see you again soon!

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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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