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San Antonio Arts, Theatre, & Culture

San Antonio is known for its rich culture in arts and theatre. Get a glimpse of the activities that make San Antonio the perfect place to visit all year long. With activities for all ages, we're sure you will have a great time exploring San Antonio.

  • San Antonio River Walk

    • A top entertainment destination in Texas featuring restaurants, bars, shops, river boat cruises, and much more. The Emily Morgan is the perfect hotel near the River Walk in San Antonio!
      • Distance from hotel: Less than .3 mile
      • Address: San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas
      • Know before you go:  The San Antonio Riverwalk has a water taxi service (Rio Taxi) that provides you with an alternative to walking down the river. With over 39 stops, you’ll be sure to see all the beauty the Riverwalk has to offer while passing through the crowds!
  • Majestic Theatre

    • Named a State and National Historic Landmark, this is one of the few remaining vintage, atmospheric vaudeville movie palaces. The Majestic Theater has been renovated as a prime theater for the performing arts and is now home to the San Antonio Symphony and the AT&T Broadway Series. Individual concerts and events are also showcased.
      • Distance from hotel: Less than .3 mile
      • Address: 224 E. Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas
      • Know before you go: Our hotel is only a 5 minute walk to the Majestic Theatre, so stop by ORO Restaurant to enjoy dinner and drinks before the show!
  • Aztec Theatre

    • The Aztec Theatre is a showpiece of architecture that will have you step back in time when movies were shown in grand palaces. Built in 1926, it is the only surviving exotic-themed movie palace in Texas and home to special performing arts events.
      • Distance from hotel: Less than .5 mile
      • Address: 104 N. Saint Mary's #200, San Antonio, Texas
      • Know before you go: Multiple parking garages are within walking distance of the Aztec Theatre.
  • La Villita Historic Arts District

    • The original downtown in San Antonio, La Villita means The Village. La Villita is a unique arts and crafts community with shops, working artists, restaurants, and a post office. The Old San Antonio Exhibit (located in Bolivar Hall) houses a collection of art objects, artifacts and symbols relevant to the history. This beautifully landscaped historic district offers leisurely shopping and dining.
      • Distance from hotel:  Less than .5 mile
      • Address: 418 Villita #900, San Antonio, Texas
      • Know before you go: Download the Walking Tour Guide to learn the history and details of the shops!
  • Historic Market Square (El Mercado)

    • Browse through the 32 shops at "El Mercado" (The Market), an area patterned after an authentic Mexican mercado. In addition, there are 80 specialty shops in Farmers Market Plaza. Market Square is also the scene of many Hispanic festivals where food and beverage booths spring up alongside the Guadalajara lamps and the strains of mariachi music blend with the excitement of Mexican dances. Free admission.
      • Distance from hotel: Less than .9 mile
      • Address: 514 West Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas
      • Know before you go: Every first Saturday of the month the Historic Market Square celebrates Primer Sabado, a one day event featuring local entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s activities, food and much more!
  • San Antonio Museum of Art

    • Collections span 5000 years of human inspiration and creativity. Housed in a historic structure, originally one of San Antonios brewery, along the banks of the San Antonio River. Admission fee. Complimentary parking.
      • Distance from hotel: 1.1 miles
      • Address: 200 W. Jones Avenue, San Antonio, Texas
      • Know before you go: The San Antonio Museum of Art is closed on Mondays.
  • King William Historic District

    • A neighborhood rich in history and cultural diversity. San Antonio's original upscale neighborhood now features bed and breakfasts, art galleries, restaurants and a thriving commercial corridor known as South Town. Bring the family and join in on the fun during the annual King William fair!
      • Distance from hotel: 1.1 miles
      • Address: 1032 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, Texas
      • Know before you go: Renting bicycles from San Antonio B Cycle is a fun, active, and popular way to get around the King William Historic District.
  • Witte Museum

    • Offers unique exhibits and experiences in science, natural history and culture. Set in beautiful Brackenridge Park. The campus features historic buildings and the HEB Science Treehouse. Admission fee. Complimentary parking.
      • Distance from hotel: 2.9 miles
      • Address: 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas
      • Know before you go: Admission to the Witte Museum is free on Tuesdays from 3pm to 8pm.