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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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The Japanese Tea Garden, a Midtown Oasis

  The Japanese Tea Garden is one of the best local attractions that you probably aren’t visiting.  It’s located in Brackenridge Park, along Saint Mary’s Street, southwest of the Zoo.  If you have not heard of it, I’m not surprised.  I have a theory as to why many San Antonians–even natives–are not aware of it. But first, […]

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New Kids on the Block: Our Move to Boerne

I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, so my move to San Antonio felt very fish-out-of-water. Although I was far from a farm kid, San Antonio felt much like a bustling city to me. It was all very exciting: tons of restaurants, shopping to beat the band, and traffic. Lots and lots of […]

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Five Great San Antonio Parks that Don’t Rhyme with “Shmardberger”

Hardberger:  it’s the crown jewel of the San Antonio park system.  So much to do!  Such natural beauty!  If San Antonio were a high school, Hardberger would be the Captain of the Cheerleading Team, Student Council President, and Homecoming Queen all rolled into one.  Well, you know what?  A lot of girls go to this […]

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