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ABC’s of San Antonio Activities: 80 Local Outings to Make Your Summer Fun

IT’S SUMMER!!! Which means it’s only a matter of time until you hear those words that can drive any momma crazy – “I’m bored.” Alamo City Moms Blog is here to rescue you from those dreadful words with our ABC’s of Summer! We’ve done the research and we’re taking you straight through the alphabet with […]

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Texas Star Trail downtown walking tour in San Antonio | Alamo City Moms Blog

Enjoy what’s unique about San Antonio on a Texas Star Trail downtown walking tour

“Downtown is a lot of fun,” says Snow Montemayor, the official King of Downtown and a board member of the Downtown Residents Association. He rattles off a list of family-friendly attractions, including the reopened Travis Park, the Magik Theatre, and the Rio Taxi, and mentions Downtown Tuesday (free parking, food and drink specials) as a great date night […]

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6 Sweet Birthday Ideas for Your Little Sweetheart

6 Sweet Birthday Party Ideas for Your Little Sweetheart

Planning your child’s birthday party can be stressful. It’s not easy to come up with the perfect place that will dazzle your child and her guests without breaking the bank. Plus, there’s the added pressure of finding a venue that’s unique, personal, and “Pinteresting.” As the mom of a little girl, I admit that my […]

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Historikitsch: The Buckhorn Museum’s Got It

I love history.  I love kitsch.  Lucky for me, downtown’s Buckhorn Museum has plenty of both.  On a recent rainy Sunday, my husband and I took Claudia (4) and Thomas (closing in on 2) there for an outing.  The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. Native San Antonians may remember childhood visits to the Buckhorn Hall of […]

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Briscoe Western Art Museum in downtown San Antonio, Texas

The Briscoe Western Art Museum: Continuing the Rodeo Spirit

I hope you have read Brooke’s guide to enjoying the San Antonio Rodeo with your kids. The rodeo runs through February 23; if you want to extend your experience, I recommend a trip downtown to the Briscoe Western Art Museum. The rodeo is the product of hundreds of years of ranching history and cultural mixing, vividly illustrated through the […]

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Top Date Night Restaurants in San Antonio

Oh, date night.  How I love thee.  A couple of hours dedicated to a meal where you aren’t up and down out of your seat chasing children, trying to order while wrestling a toddler, or praying that your waiter will bring three extra baskets of bread to hold over your three-year-old until his delicate plate […]

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The Patio of States is located in front of the Convention Center at 200 East Market Street.  It's right at the corner of Market and Alamo Plaza.

Big Giant Map!: The San Antonio Convention Center’s Patio of States

I grew up in San Antonio and have fond childhood memories of stopping by the “big giant map” that is laid right outside the Convention Center downtown.  Since I joined Alamo City Mom’s Blog, I’ve been planning to get around to writing a post about it.  I was sure I’d be able to find out all sorts of […]

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