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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 yesterday via mobile

My wife and I were hoping to find some art and nice gifts. Some stores weren’t open.... The stores that were open had nice shopkeepers though!

Thank Tileman1213
Reviewed 1 week ago

such an amazingly sweet area. So quaint and charming, filled with lots of history and fun. Wonderful

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited La Villita while in San Antonio. There are many historic houses that now contain trendy shops and a few restaurants. If you are in the area, go to the Copper Gallery at La Villita. Their work is Amazing and worth the trip just...More

Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before visiting San Antonio, I tried to find shopping areas convenient to the Riverwalk. We visited La Villita one morning as soon as it opened. Yeah, there were a few little shops in there, but they didn't carry much at all. We were pretty disappointed....More

Thank CabinFeverNY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here after visiting Alamo and was pleasantly surprised at not only all the local art but the cute little shops within this area. There is an awesome little soap shop with a variety of handmade products as well as a wax store where...More

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We followed the Riverwalk to La Villita, climbed the stairs and enjoyed the small community with in a city. The buildings the make La Villita are historic and well kept. The shops are fun and creative. To my knowledge most, if not all items in...More

Thank FritoG
Reviewed 19 May 2018

There are some really great shops here, some really unusual places to buy gifts or a treat for yourself.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Don't come here expecting even the faintest vestige of the historical old town. Do come expecting tchotchkes aplenty. It is a small and pleasant, but undistinguished, collection of gallerias and restaurants set on a brick thoroughfare. All in all a pleasant enough diversion if you...More

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Unique area of small shops and restaurants in heart of Downtown. Organized in 1939 to provide locale for local artists and crafters in colorful historic buildings. Reminds me a bit of Old Town in San Diego.

1  Thank Wesley C
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We really enjoyed La Villita Historic Arts Village. We came across it quite by chance when we were walking along the Riverwalk. There was a dance competition going on and the music drew us in. La Villita is like an oasis. We loved the shops...More

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Response from ladyice1725 | Reviewed this property |
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