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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.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“local artists” (34 reviews)
“copper shop” (17 reviews)
“shop owners” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
418 Villita, San Antonio, TX 78205-2908
+1 210-207-8614
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had been reading about La Villita and very excited to see it. There were quite a few shops with a variety of product. Several art galleries, but only a couple of restaurants. One deli-type seemed to have the lunch crowd cornered. It was good,...More

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful artisan shops staffed with friendly people. But be careful, I was looking for local crafts, there is a lot of that, but there are also products " Made in China" and other places , that was disappointing. Great place to shop just be sure...More

Thank Jeanne b
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a small area off the San Antonio riverwalk. They say there's shops but all I saw was galleries. Unless that's what you're shopping for, then I guess it can be shops. I wasn't too impressed, but it was a cute little court to...More

Thank pixiedreamer
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cute area! There are several small, lovely shops to stroll in and out of. It is not a huge area so you can do it in about an hour or 2. Check it out!

Thank 3deltas
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place closes early so go early. Good place for breakfast here. Various shops with entrance from street or river walk. Nice co-op gallery. Vintage home and buildings.

Thank SprintStang66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The little shops and historical buildings that make up the Arts Village are charming and give one a good glimpse of early life in San Antonio. Excellent shopping.

Thank Esperanzavineyard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Failed to live up to all the positive reviews. The village is a short walk from the Shops at Riverwalk Center, but it just didn't seem to have a pull of its own. The shops located here are small in number and in size. I...More

Thank SunandSandMike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed shopping in the art and crafts shops in La Villita. We also had lunch there on two occasions.

Thank Dale J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small arts village with lots of cute little shops and a restaurant. It is right off the Riverwalk and easy to get to.

Thank Dianne R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little shopping area with historic charm. The only reason I didn't give this place 5 stars is that the shops don't feel all that accessible. I'm not sure if it's because they are set back in the historic buildings, but as we walked around...More

Thank daniarwen
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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