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50. Take A Driving Tour Of Historic Neighborhoods

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Take a leisurely drive through the Alamo City's seemingly enchanted neighborhoods at dusk, when the street and porch lights illuminate homes from various eras. Start west of Highway 281 in Monticello Park, once a dairy farm that an area developer and prominent Texas architect turned into a 40-home neighborhood with tudor-style structures. Keep heading east to Olmos Park and Monte Vista, where you'll find quiet streets lined with tall, picturesque trees and old-school street lamps illuminating stately, early 20th-century homes, many of which have been deemed historical landmarks. Make your way under Highway 281 near the San Antonio Zoo, where you'll end up in the quiet and secluded River Road district, which backs up to sprawling Brackenridge Park.

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