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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
418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2908
+1 210-207-8614
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1  Thank B1714D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
1  Thank L2854PHmariem
Reviewed January 7, 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
1  Thank 268halies
Reviewed December 27, 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
1  Thank Kathy A
Reviewed December 17, 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
1  Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed December 17, 2018

This is a great place right on the Riverwalk to spend an afternoon or morning. Easy to walk. Many interesting shops, from jewelry to leather to Mexican crafts. Couple of restaurants and an amphitheatre that stretches across the river. Great diversion close to everything.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank stOOOge
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

For being an historic place we were expecting something more historic. It is nice to walk around when you have time to spend but not much more

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

This area is easy to walk around with most things being at street level. Lovely shops and a few places for a relaxed meal. It is very close to the River Walk- just up a short flight of stairs.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Deborah D
Reviewed November 30, 2018

We visited La Villita during the annual riverboat parade, kicking off the Christmas season. We enjoyed dinner at the Guadalajara Grill and walked down to the amphitheatre. It was nice remembering the scene from "Miss Congeniality" that was filmed there. La Villita is a great...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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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