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La Villita Historic Arts Village

418 Villita, San Antonio, TX 78205-2908
+1 210-207-8614
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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 colorful part of San Antonio’s history. Today La Villita is a thriving arts community that stands as a monument to San Antonio’s past. La Villita is on the National Registry of Historic Districts. A historic arts village since 1939, the galleries and shops found in just one square block offer unique art by local and regional artists featuring oil paintings, sculptures, watercolors, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper wares, pottery, jewelry, stained glass and regional folk art.Please check out the many Shops at La Villita, which are open 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, many on Sundays. In addition to the shops, restaurants and cafe, La Villita also has a number of beautiful outdoor venues, including the Arneson River Theatre, available for rent for weddings, receptions, birthday parties, concerts, dance performances, and much more.For a complete list of events at La Villita, please find us on Facebook.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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418 Villita, San Antonio, TX 78205-2908
Downtown
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+1 210-207-8614
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Reviewed today

If you make a stop at Hemisphere park, these quaint and lovely shops are a must. You feel the vibe of old San Antonio when you visit this space, and it's a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the Riverwalk. Great place to...More

Thank E S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited LaVillita because the government shut down included the national park missions. Nice area, interesting shops....just not what we were interested in doing. Had a good cup of strong tea at Guadalajara. Nice people there were very attentive.

Thank EverydayAdventure
Reviewed 3 days ago

La Villita is a special historical place filled with beautiful little shops and a restaurant. It even has it's own chapel where you might get to see a wedding happening. We recently saw a lovely young lady dressed in her future wedding dress, that she...More

Thank traveldivaaficionado
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I always enjoy buying local. The Villita District has a large concentration of shops that sell all kinds of art, clothing, soaps and other souvenirs. There are also a handful of restaurants and you are right next to the river walk!

Thank Mat_Cope
Reviewed 1 week ago

The local performers were great. Up the stairs in the olde towne are some souvenir shops that feature local artists. Some very interesting finds, but many have short opening hours, so come around lunch time.

Thank GregBarron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently visited here while in San Antonio. My suggestion is save your time and don't bother to visit here. Not impressed with the shops and parking is a nightmare. Too many other good things to do in San Antonio than waste your time here.

Thank aaammgb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying next door at the Hilton San Antonio, it is only a short walk like 2 minutes away. This is the true place to feature the local artists' work and actually be able to find the artists or craftsman in stores to talk to them....More

Thank CoCoLau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd been to San Antonio before but only now discovered this little area of artisan and eateries. Shop after shop with all kinds of wonderful discoveries. Every now and again, a shop where you can buy a treat to eat! Do yourselves a favor and...More

Thank BoilerMakerBob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice shops from stained glass, scented was chips, souvenirs, jewelry and a cafe. You need about 30-40 min to walk through. I don't think the prices are worth what you pay for, but artisan shops are not my thing. It's a nice way to kill...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History and boutique shopping and a fabulous cafe. Be sure to check out the stores B & C and Villa Tessora. The cafe has slamming screen doors and awesome breakfast tacos or try a cool cucumber and cream cheese sandwich.

Thank Perkimom
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I thought it was a series they had during the season
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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
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