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Viva San Antonio

Illustration by Cruz Ortiz

Covered wagons in front of the Alamo, 1868

Why 2018 is the perfect time to revisit San Antonio

Delve into the rich history of the Alamo City on the occasion of its grand tricentennial. With so many lively events, exhibitions, and performances in honor of San Antonio’s big 300th birthday, there’s never been a better time to visit this crown jewel of Texas.

Photo: UTSA Special Collections

Cathedral of San Fernando, San Antonio

18 Trips for 2018

We’ve curated 18 trips that range from learning about the historic Apollo 8 mission at Space Center Houston to seeing storybook sculptures in Abilene to riding in restored streetcars in El Paso. Make 2018 your most adventurous—and fun—year yet.

Photo: E. Dan Klepper

Waverly’s Coffee & Gifts owner Sean Grose welcomes guests

Craft brewery and coffee shop lead Cisco’s revival

Long after Conrad Hilton bought his first hotel here, the Eastland County town has new reasons to visit.

Photo: Michael Amador

Also this month:

Texas touring musicians share travel hacks for the road; take a bicycling tour through the Hill Country; Camp Comfort provides an antidote to life’s stressful moments; Texas’ only caffeinated plant makes a buzzworthy tea; feast on burgers, airplanes, and chicken-fried steak at Uvalde’s Hangar Six Cafe; discover Hickory Hollow—Houston’s go-to spot for comfort food and bluegrass jams; find dog-friendly trails, restaurants, and lodging in Central Texas; Val Verde Winery has been making wine in Del Rio for 135 years; the Daytripper explores sushi, phonographs, and biking in Mount Pleasant; talking baseball and country music with Charley Pride; and the intriguing history of San Antonio’s Japanese Tea Garden.


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Commemorate San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebration with this original artwork for the January 2018 issue cover: “Viva San Antonio” by San Antonio-based printmaker and artist, Cruz Ortiz. This 18" x 24" piece is the perfect way to show off your Texas pride and celebrate the Alamo City’s monumental anniversary.
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