San Antonio’s Market Square is only one of many attractions that make this city a vacation haven. Over 26 million visitors come to enjoy the history, sightseeing and Texas’s good ole southern hospitality. In 2016, Lonely Planet ranked San Antonio number 8 on its list as being an ‘unexpected’ thrill to visit. In that same year, Travel Leisure Magazine awarded it number 18 on its list of ‘Top Places’ to visit in the world. I’m thinking that San Antonio has it going on.
Market Square is filled with decorative flare and traditional colors that reach out and grab you. The overhanging trees provide a canopy of shade while strolling along its festive walkways.
There are plenty of places like La Margarita (pictured right) that serve up some scrumptious Tex-Mex cuisine, along with their tasty signature margaritas (pictured below – left).
The Square covers three blocks of authentic Mexican shops, eateries and air open markets. During certain parts of the day and evening, a variety of entertainment spreads out into the pedestrian friendly street. The Mariachi dancers and musicians add so much to the ambience.
The bright colors jump out at you everywhere you look. From the farmers market’s fresh produce to the vendor racks filled with crafts and clothing, shopping has never been so fun. It is very easy to get lost in all the excitement.
The local TV Show, ‘San Antonio Live‘ is broadcasted from their studio right on the square. They talk about everything San Antonio and what it has to offer. They visit locations in and around the area from wine bars to small boutique shops.
The day seemed to pass by way to fast. The festive spirit and captivating ambiance takes you back to a time when Mexico’s traditions were fluent throughout this virgin land. When you visit Texas, spend a day enjoying the great food, fantastic shopping, and authentic events on San Antonio’s popular Market Square. You won’t regret it and as a matter of fact, you will thank yourself for it.
This article is part of a three series adventure that tours several of San Antonio’s landmarks.
Author: Anthony Scopel
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