Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of San Antonio. WTR's San Antonio map shows you the location of the McNay Art Museum and the San Antonio Museum of Art.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Biga on the Banks and what to order at Bite. Then you're off to Houston.
Welge Travel Report Notables for San Antonio
Getting around in San Antonio
Public transportation in San Antonio
WTR's Tony Transit says here’s where to find the best info on public transportation (viainfo.net).
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) – Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
People Watching in San Antonio
Our Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" spots are the Alamo, River Walk and Downtown.
Dining in San Antonio
WTR's Carlota Cuisine thinks the best dining is at Gwendolyn - L: M-F, D: Tu-Sa, 152 E Pecan St, #100, 210-222-1849
Nightlife/Entertainment areas in San Antonio
Our Shauna Showtime agrees with Francois that the best nightlife is Alamo, River Walk and Downtown areas.
Grape Experience in San Antonio.
WTR's Winnie Winesnob reports that Texas currently has over 275 bonded commercial wineries and ranks fifth in the United States of America in wine production. Texas is the site of the first vineyard established in North America by Franciscan priests circa 1662.
As European settlers followed the development of mission outposts, they brought more grapevine cuttings, further developing the industry through the 1800s. Most of the noble varieties are grown here. Today Texas boasts approximately 3,700 acres of producing vineyard farmland.
Business Information for San Antonio.
Here is help in regard to your business in San Antonio: (sanantonio.gov/business).
Recognition for San Antonio
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for San Antonio.
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: McNay Art Museum
Now through May 6, 2018 see Haiti's Revolution in Art: Jacob Lawrence's Toussaint L'Ouverture Series
As a young student of American history, Jacob Lawrence was frustrated with the lack of narratives addressing the African American experience, as well as the absence of black heroes from history books. He later discovered that there were indeed black heroes to admire and emulate, including Harriet Tubman.
He was most fascinated, however, with the leader of the 18th-century Haitian Revolution, Toussaint L’Ouverture (1743–1803). In 1938 he painted his first image of the narrative, but soon realized that this great and complex story needed to be a series. Eventually, Lawrence would create 41 panels about Toussaint L’Ouverture and the struggle for Haitian self-governance. A gifted printmaker, he decided to create a portfolio of 15 screenprints based on the panels.
Echoing Thomas Jefferson’s words that “all men are created equal,” Toussaint L’Ouverture said, “I was born a slave, but nature gave me the soul of a free man.” This sentiment informed his leadership of the Haitian Revolution, and created what was the first free colonial state in which race was not a factor in determining social status.