San Antonio Travel and living guide

San Antonio Visitors and residents alike enjoy the charm and culture of the Alamo City. Our warm people, enjoyable setting and cultural flair make for a wonderful place to visit as well as a comfortable place to live. These is no shortage of sights, attractions and things to do in San Antonio. Our city is home to numerous shopping and entertainment venues as well as some of the best restaurants and dining in the world.


Information San Antonio is a website dedicated to sharing this beautiful and historic city with visitors, from the point of view of locals. We live and work in San Antonio and can attest to its enjoyable atmosphere. From the Riverwalk and Alamo downtown to the rugged Hill Country, San Antonio Texas is truly a remarkable and unique city to be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.

Shopping San Antonio

San Antonio shopping options are plentiful and widespread. Choices include malls, shopping centers, antique galleries, outdoor markets, and more. The shopping in San Antonio is so extensive that people from all over the country come here for our retail outlets. Our neighbors from Mexico venture to San Antonio to buy apparel, jewelry, and other goods for their families. We're sure that a San Antonio shopping spree will bring you back to our city for the shopping alone. In addition to local shopping, there are numerous opportunities for out of town store browsing in the areas surrounding San Antonio that can be enjoyed on a shopping day trip.

Unlike shopping options in big cities, San Antonio makes use of it's historic and existing infrastructure without tearing down buildings and building new ones. Many of the shopping centers and venues in San Antonio are found in buildings that once operated as a business other than a shopping center, such as the Quarry Market. The local culture also serves as an extensive resource for shoppers seeking high quality Mexican made items, products and even furniture. Our proximity to Mexico gives San Antonio shoppers the availability of imported items authentically made in Mexico. While certain areas of town will have greater availability for these items, the shops are easily located and the selections are quite extensive.

In addition to the shopping centers and malls that most are aware of in San Antonio, we have specialty stores for almost anything you would want to buy. Our San Antonio shopping pages and sections within are updated routinely with news, pictures, and shopping advice for stores in San Antonio. Everywhere you look in San Antonio, you'll find some sort of venue or store for buying or just for window shopping.

San Antonio also serves as a "home base" of sorts for shopping in the towns surrounding San Antonio. As listed above a shopping spree to a surrounding town for a shopping day trip can be relaxing and convenient when visitors want to get away from the hectic atmospheres of shopping centers and malls.

Specialty Shopping - Find stores and boutiques in the San Antonio area for antique and specialty shoppers.

Shopping Malls - Learn about and locate any of San Antonio's many shopping malls.

Quarry Market - A San Antonio shopping Center located near historic Alamo Heights.

City Base Landing - Large shopping complex located on San Antonio's South side near Brooks city base.

Shops at La Cantera - North Side shopping center near Interstate 10 and Loop 1604.

River Center Mall - Downtown shopping mall located on the banks of the San Antonio River.

North Star Mall - Also known as the "big boots" mall too many, this is one of San Antonio's most well-known shopping malls.