Tourist destination and model of diversity, San Antonio is a city with ancient roots, tapped into its singular river, the free-flowing lifeline of life past and present.
"When people hear San Antonio, they think brown and dusty. But the truth is for thousands of years it has been an oasis."
LOCAL STORIES, TRAVEL INTEL AND MODERN LORE, INCLUDING:
An illustrated map of Tex-Mex cuisine
Christmas tamales: deconstructed
The best of Flaco Jiménez and George Strait
Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” stop in town
A longform ode to San Antonio’s diverse musical history
The story of Blues legend Robert Johnson
Day trips into the Hill Country
Insights from a fourth-generation healer
An interview with the owner of a Texas dancehall
The Charreada rodeo’s main events
I REALLY LOVE HOW THIS GUIDE BREAKS DOWN OUR CITY AND GIVES THE STORIES BEHIND THINGS. I ALSO LOVE THE HAND DRAWN MAPS AND THE LITTLE DETAILS.
- KALYN D.
JOE NICK PATOSKI
Joe Nick Patoski has been writing about music and Texas for more than four decades. He’s written biographies on Stevie Ray Vaughan, Selena and Willie Nelson, as well directed a film about Doug Sahm. Patoski wrote an original essay for the San Antonio and Austin field guides.
Scott Campbell is a graphic designer and artist whose work has been a part of album design for Spoon, Jeff Tweedy and Andrew Bird. His clients include NPR and IDEO.
STORIES - SAN ANTONIO