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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 1 week ago

It's probably a bit stereotypical and definitely aimed at tourists, but for once it didn't take away the charm for me. It was like a beautiful, calm oasis, away from the busy riverwalk. Nice to go for a stroll, have a drink or eat lunch...More

Thank Wout V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While walking the river walk, we stopped to La Villita. Lots of shops, candle stores, a cafe and lots more. It was a fun little side adventure off the river walk

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This section of San Antonio, adjacent to the River Walk, has many old or old-looking buildings that house shops and cafes and an old church that's no more than a chapel really. During the day time, it was pretty empty but for an event it...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just your typical tourist gift shop village, found in many cities. Some arts and crafts, good way to kill an hour.

Thank bob34280fl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From its place, the historic architecture, art galleries and shops, as well as cultural events held throughout the year, La Villita never disappoints. You can enter from the Riverwalk/Arneson River Theater, or from parking nearby. As with any city, arrive early to find parking, when...More

1  Thank Navigator718387
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited La Villita in the past and was glad we stopped in when in San Antonio last week. The craft and art stores are great and the proprietors are friendly as well. Even if you don't buy, it is quiet and away from...More

1  Thank RollMeAway1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to visit the scent factory and pick our mixtures from a myriad of scents, and in other shops could meet the creators of some of the unique pieces. This is so much more personal than the big box stores.

Thank Redheaded_Amoeba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh authentic Mexican food in kiosks—Mexican cookies served for dessert—margaritas, entertainment—amazing food and a lovely venue.

Thank LBHouston11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little village in downtown San Antonio goes back hundreds of years. Today it is filled with eclectic shops and quaint restaurants. Easy strolling on cobblestone streets with plenty of benches to stop and take in the quiet beauty of this place.

Thank 442richard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cool place with some interesting buildings and shops. The history behind this village is pretty amazing. It began as a refuge for families and clergy who were trapped in the Alamo and were allowed to escape by the Mexican military after the Alamo battle.

Thank Mike B
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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