Southtown

Southtown, San Antonio: Address, Southtown Reviews: 4/5

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Edgy, bohemian neighborhood lined with art galleries, coffeehouses and boutiques.
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nabeab
Hollywood, FL5,211 contributions
Love this district, best place to stay in SA
Sep 2021 • Couples
Next to touristy places, but residential, quite, beautiful, super well located too! Will not change this location for any other in SA.
Written September 25, 2021
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Joltrm
83 contributions
Couldn’t find it!
Nov 2019 • Friends
Decided to check out the area after walking around the King William Historic District. Followed the map location in this listing and found no shops or galleries or anything along S. Presa. Map must be wrong?
Written November 4, 2019
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,734 contributions
Really happening part of town
Sep 2018
Every time we come to San Antonio ( 6 times in past two years) we find new and interesting restaurants, museums, art galleries and hip condos moving into Southtown. Tourists are even finding it. Some of the best restaurants and bars are now located here. Check it out early on your visit. Easy to get there by walking from city center.
Written September 30, 2018
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P5_Crazy_Train
Austin, TX1,143 contributions
Long Overdue Facelift
Jun 2018 • Family
I was pretty surprised at the degree of gentrification and restoration going on in Southtown—it’s like the whole area is getting a long overdue. I can remember a time when it wasn’t the safest part of town, and when we drove through last week looking at the architecture and new construction in the area, I couldn’t even believe it was the same Southtown I’d known 20 years ago. It’s a beautiful transformation and I hope it’s doing a lot of good for the city and the people in the neighborhood because the architecture and charm is something that’s been hidden for too long.
Written July 4, 2018
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texmarc
Longview, TX498 contributions
Escape the hype of the Riverwalk Loop in Southtown.
Jul 2017 • Friends
Just a short drive, or medium walk weather permitting, from the touristy downtown Riverwalk Loop of crowded eateries, is Southtown which is next to the king William district and next to the lower Riverwalk. It's full of nice restaurants and cooling down spots if you're so inclined. Besides, if you want you can go down to the river, there's a nice access point near the Blue Star, throw in a wad of money and feel just like you would if you'd stayed on the much more crowded area of the downtown Riverwalk.
Written July 24, 2017
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,734 contributions
Trendy area in San Antonio
Apr 2017 • Friends
Everyone talks about Riverwalk which is nice but is overrun by tourist trap bars and restaurants. Just a few yards away with parts of Riverwalk as a border is Southtown. The funky King William houses are close , lots of great restaurants like the original Rosarios. Nice low rise apartments with young professionals, fun for kids Hemisphere Park and the Blue Star Art Complex just a walk away. Our headquarters when in San Antonio
Written April 4, 2017
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Sofotravels
Texas358 contributions
A slice of Austin in S.A
Jul 2016
Keep S.A weird. Southtown is very unique and offers all sorts of dining experiences. Including an outdoor hang out called "The Friendly Spot" that plays movies on a blow up screen. You'll enjoy the 1st Friday of every month when the block is filled with creative vendors. For sale you will find local art and crafts at reasonable prices. San Antonio's most creative hearts fill these streets and tourist can't get enough of it! It's the perfect mix!
Written July 25, 2016
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MizPretty621
Baltimore, MD41 contributions
Rfiverwalk SouthTown Nighttime Canal Boat Ride
Sep 2015
Riverwalk at night is beautiful especially on the canal. Took guided tour on a canal boat ride. Enjoyed the history and all of the my fellow canal boaters. So nice a daytime return trip was done to see Riverwalks' beauty in the daylight. River City Mall, La Villita and Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, Texas is "An Excellent Adventure!"
Written November 7, 2015
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Divascribe2
San Antonio, TX163 contributions
Fun area to visit
Aug 2015 • Business
Some of its thunder may have been stolen by the restaurants and shops at the Pearl just north of downtown, but Southtown still has plenty of attractions -- good restaurants, art galleries and stores, and the shady, beautiful King William neighborhood just next door. You can walk here from downtown or take one of the downtown trolleys. Parking can be iffy at some places. Restaurants can be crowded, so build in some wait time, especially at the noon hour or for dinner.
Written October 22, 2015
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Alfonso P
San Antonio, TX211 contributions
Food
Jul 2015 • Couples
Nice to visit and have an authentic breakfast or lunch at Taco Haven or Rosarios. Alamo Street had some cute shops and First friday is always a delight at night to walk or stroll thru.
Written September 10, 2015
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