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Best of San Antonio: Ultimate Insider’s Guide with Christina Coker

We’re bringing you the best local secrets with some of the world’s top bloggers, influencers, and travel journalists in our new City Insider series. From where to find the perfect brew to that little-known bar that plays the best tunes, vintage record stores and green outdoor spaces, consider this your checklist for an amazing city break in San Antonio.  

We’re diving into all the best spots in San Antonio, with a quick-fire interview with Christina Coker telling you her favourite places and expert tips. Christina Coker is an award-winning life & style influencer and business owner based in San Antonio, TX. As a big proponent of supporting local and immersing yourself in the culture of the city you’re in, this full-time single mom of 4 can be found exploring SA with her minis in tow.

Best of San Antonio: Ultimate Insider’s Guide with Christina Coker

1. Favourite Overall Restaurant?


2. Best Restaurant for Date Night?

Battalion. Love their house-made pastas!

3. Local Foodie Secret?

The Char Sui (Chinese BBQ Pork) from Tim’s Oriental Market, made fresh daily.

4. Best Burger?

The Blue Bison from The Cove.

5. Best Place for Coffee?


6. Best Pizza?

Dough. Their Burrata is also a must!

7. Best Place for Vegetarian/Vegan Food?

Five Points Local.

8. Best Place for Brunch?

Signature. Added bonus – the views from the patio are beautiful.

9. Best Place for a Sweet Treat?

Bakery Lorraine. Stunning, decadent French-style pastries.

10. Unmissable Thing to Do in the City?

Spend a day exploring The Pearl, it’s my favourite part of the city because it reminds me of a little European town; there’s soo much to do in one space! Award-winning restaurants, walking paths along The San Antonio Riverwalk, ducks to feed, boutiques to shop, pop-up markets and concerts, a splash pad for the kids….


11. How to get Around the City Like a Local?

If you’re trying to get around downtown, rent a bike or scooter.

12. Favourite Place for a Staycation?

La Cantera Resort and Spa.

13. Favourite Outdoor Space for Chilling Out?

14. Best Market in the City?

Pearl Farmers Market, there’s such a great variety of local vendors.

15. Top Workout in the City?

Orange Theory Fitness.

16. Must-Visit Independent Store?

Feliz Modern.

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17. Best Things to do with Kids in the City?

Everyone knows SA has SeaWorld and Six Flags, but the minis and I also love The Witte, The DoSeum, Legoland Discovery Center, the Zoo, spending afternoons at Hemisfair park, hitting local hiking trails; there’s soo much family fun in San Antonio!

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