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Just south of downtown San Antonio, the King William Historic District is just one part of this art-heavy community, packed with galleries, cafes, bars, antique and thrift stores and artist lofts. At the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, next door to the Blue Star Brewing Company, mixed use residential and business housing is the norm. A showcase of locally made products and art called Second Saturday takes over South Flores Street once and month and an annual art fair, S.M.A.R.T. also supports area artists.

The area is also home to Palo Alto College and Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Shopping venues include South Park Mall, with its major national chain stores, and the McCreless Mall, an open-air shopping center that includes a Cinemark Theaters venue. For outdoor recreation, the Medina River Recreation area beckons with trails and picnic spots.

[Photo courtesy of King William Fair]

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672 Elks Dr, San Antonio, TX 78211


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6815 Highway 90 West, San Antonio, TX 78227

Located near Lackland Air Force Base, Days Inn San Antonio is also near Wilford Hall Medical Center and Wolff Municipal Stadium. This hotel is within the vicinity of San Antonio SeaWorld and Baptist University of the Americas.


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1025 Nogalitos St, San Antonio, TX 78204

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The Holiday Inn San Antonio Lackland SeaWorld is a comfortable, reasonably priced hotel offering pleasant accommodations across the street from Lackland Air Force Base and within easy reach of Sea World and Boeing USA.

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