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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 good42%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“copper shop” (16 reviews)
“stained glass” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
418 Villita, San Antonio, TX 78205-2908
+1 210-207-8614
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Small older buildings house a variety of arts, crafts, interesting things to buy. Located a few blocks from the Convention Center. Worth a visit.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a small block of specialty stores built into there own style house. The shops are fun to visit and the walking is not extreme. I always go to the candle shop to smell the candles. This place has been here before my first...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 6 days ago

La Villita – while I think this is more popularly known for the shops and boutiques with artisans crafts, we enjoyed the history. We walked over from the Presidio which protected this little village that began in the 1800s The Spanish surrendered to the Texans...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour stopped here and was to pick us up in an hour. There was only one restaurant open, which was more of a deli than anything else. Many of the shops were closed and those that were open were highly overpriced. Skip this all...More

Thank MLE0904
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to La Villita and found mainly art shops and knick knacks that you can pick up anywhere. Nothing too exciting, but a place to walk to if you have time. Use the restrooms by the cafe as others can be very untidy.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice little area to explore along the River Walk. The buildings are historic and the shops and restaurants are upscale. You might even be able to find something made locally in San Antonio here. My wife and I really enjoyed our stroll through...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love to go here and take visitors to show them this little old historic village within San Antonio and close to the Riverwalk. So charming and peaceful. Wonderful little shops in the old houses with creative merchandise (much of it "Made in Texas"). Even a...More

Thank fbglove
Reviewed 1 week ago

This sweet little place is well preserved and can be reached on foot from the riverwalk. nice shops and merchants are friendly.

Thank hafe
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Villita is the original village of San Antonio and, as such, is interesting to see from that historical viewpoint. I am interested in history and architecture and there are little signs on many of the little houses describing their history. It was pretty dead...More

Thank sazoram
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very colorful and people were nice. Lots of shops but all sort of have mostly the same merchandise. Good time had wandering the shops. Try the watermelon Fresca. It is very good.

Thank Tim M
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Rita H
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Response from ladyice1725 | Reviewed this property |
I thought it was a series they had during the season
Margenne S
29 September 2015|
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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