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Little village. Big fun. Located on the south bank of the River Walk, La Villita (which, translates to “little village”) occupies one square block in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The village is on the U.S. government’s National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District, and its architectural styles range from simple adobe structures to early Victorian and Texas vernacular limestone buildings. Look for commemorative markers placed throughout the village to learn more about each building’s history. Although the “little village” now wears the hat of a cultural art hub, it has served as home, refuge and opportunity for people throughout the ages. Enjoy boutique style shopping, artisan finds and makers galore across La Villita. As you walk through the cobble stoned streets, take a moment to embrace the evolution of this special space.


Sightsee, shop, and explore local fare at The Shops at Rivercenter. Just steps from the banks of the famous River Walk, Rivercenter boasts more than 100 retailers, IMAX/AMC Theatres, and an adjoining 1,000-room hotel, San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. Featured retailers include H&M, Francesca’s, Macy’s, Buckle, Express, and American Eagle, to name a few. For dining and drinking, consider Yard House, Luciano’s, Tony Roma’s, Maria Mia’s, Johnny Rockets, Potbelly, Which Wich and more. Dave and Buster’s is on site for loads of family fun. And, be sure to make time for “Battle for Texas: The Experience.”


San Antonio is a city with so many unusual and unique offerings, sometimes expats need their own gift box. San Antonio in a Box is a quick and easy way to share the city in a home-grown box. Each box includes items that are authentic to this great city and makes a great gift to share with anyone from out of town, or to send to any former San Antonian. Pre-made boxes are available, ask for your customized box as well.