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Forget the Alamo—what else is good in San Antonio? We’ve already taken Hack Your City to Houston and Austin, but San Antonio is the country’s seventh-biggest city, and it gets over 30 million visitors a year. What do those visitors miss if they just do the greatest hits?
Each Monday on Hack Your City, we ask readers for your best tips on a city: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Then on Thursday, we present the best comments. We’re working our way around the U.S. and around the globe.
What’s good (and what’s bad) in San Antonio? Where do you like to eat, drink, have fun, and get some culture? What are the good barcades, thrift shops, art museums, head shops, parks, theaters, local sports, burger joints, barbecues, vegan spots, dive bars, cocktail bars, coffee shops, record shops, and novelty outlets? What can you do for free? What can you do with your family? What’s too crowded on Friday but great on Tuesday?
And what’s life like when you live there? How do you get around the city, and how do you keep cool? What’s changed about the city since you first moved there (or were born there) and how have you dealt with that? What are local laws and customs that you have to get used to?
What do people get wrong about San Antonio? (We only just learned that the Alamo is in the middle of downtown, a block from a Jimmy John’s.) What do you wish visitors would stop doing? What do you wish they’d start doing?
When you want to get out of town, where do you go? Do you head to Austin, Houston, Mexico, some quiet spot in between? What makes a good day trip or weekend getaway?
Tell us in the comments, and we’ll collect highlights in a new post on Thursday.