San Antonio's newest shopping hot spot is a former cement plant, now renovated into a ready mix of shopping, dining and entertainment. Anchor stores include Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond and Whole Earth Provisions. The centerpiece is the enormous Quarry Market Movie Theater, which features more than eight screens with first-run selections. Enjoy specialty shopping at Restoration Hardware, Whole Foods Grocery or Pottery Barn. After dining at one of the center's restaurants, which include J. Alexander's and California Pizza Kitchen, be sure to enjoy a scoop of Amy's Ice Cream. This is a sprawling and diverse shopping center where you're sure to find whatever you want or need.
The city's premiere mall, North Star draws shoppers from all over the state and from as far away as Mexico. Anchored by Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Dillard's, the mall is also home to smaller stores such as Talbots and the Disney Store. The mall bustles with activity year round and even offers valet parking during the holiday season.
The historical center and heart of the city's Mexican culture, the square is the largest Mexican marketplace outside of Mexico. Here you can dine on Mexican food at one of several cafes, enjoy the lively sounds of Mariachi bands and buy wonderful blankets, clothes, leather and metal goods and much more, imported from just south of the border. The square plays host to many cultural events and fairs throughout the year, including Fiesta del Mercado (Party of the Market) in April and Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in November.
For comic books new and old, there is no finer place to look than this Medical Center shop. Stocked with a wide variety of classic comics and the latest offerings, it also carries a large selection of role-playing games, toys, models, cards, novels and videos. Japanese anime is a hot item, as are the latest collectibles related to the most popular movies and games. Drop by and use the game rooms for a match of your favorite board game or browse through the comics to find the Superman that will complete your collection.
This history of Finck's Cigar Factory Outlet dates back to the 1880s when Reinhold Finck started the Finck cigar factory. Now, at the store, you can choose from an incredible selection of cigars. The knowledgeable staff will be able to guide you in finding the right cigar or pipe. They carry a selection made in their own factory, and others from around the world.
Just a short drive out of the city, you'll find some of the best barbecue in this part of the state. Rudy's is housed in what resembles an old country store and the rows of picnic tables inside and out of the restaurant are filled with diners almost any time of day. After dining, wander through the general store to stock up on snacks. You can even fill up your gas tank outside.
Since 1971, Royalty Coins has bought and sold numismatic coins, gold, silver, estate jewelry, diamonds, scrap gold, class rings, silverware and Rolex watches. It carries investment quality coins as well, and is a member of American Numismatic Association, Professional Coin Grading Service, and Numismatic Guarantee Corporation of America. Additionally, the shop offers appraisal and estate liquidation services. This is one of the best places to find that one particular coin you have been searching for. If what you want is not in stock, the staff will attempt to locate it with the help of their extensive dealer network.
With three floors of an enormous old office building dedicated to antiques and collectibles of all sorts, you will find exactly what you are looking for or what you aren't. From glassware and Fiestaware to Lone Ranger lunch boxes and 50s-era ladies' hats, the prices are reasonable and the quality quite good. Even if you're just browsing, this antique mall provides a fun nostalgia trip.
As far as shopping malls go, this one is beautiful. Set right on the River Walk and attached to the Marriott River Center hotel, this mall is a dining, shopping and entertainment mecca. Although anchored by Foley's, Dillard's and an AMC movie theater, the mall offers scores of specialty shops and gift stores, as well as one of the largest parking garages downtown. Musical groups and dance troupes perform nightly during the summer months at the lagoon in the middle of the mall. Visitors can also board barges for tours of the River Walk from the lower level.
Pearl Brewery is the perfect shopping destination to spend fun and enjoyable time with your family. This extensive shopping center houses Culinary Institute of America and Pearl Farmers Market. The spacious and comfortable center has a perfect mix of retail outlets, restaurants, farmers market, amphitheater,green spaces and dining places. Pearl Brewery also has Pearl Stable and the Pearl Studio, which are not be missed out on. Visit the website for more details.
Come weekend, its time for grocery shopping. And what better place to shop than the Pearl Farmers Market! This quaint market hosts a number of vendors selling farm-fresh local produce from choicest vegetables and fruits to cheese, poultry, meat, olive o0il and a plethora of other kitchen supplies. The down-to-earth prices and friendly farmers add to the fun of shopping.