Best Place to People Watch

The Historic Pearl

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Winner: The Historic Pearl

303 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 212-7260, atpearl.com

In many ways, the Historic Pearl serves as the city's collective watering hole: a centrally located, gorgeous mixed-use space that offers low-brow and high-brow eats, shopping and events, ranging from concerts, movies, yoga and the prized farmers markets. All of this, including the natural beauty of the River Walk, attracts an eclectic cast of characters who use it as their go-to stomping ground. Here are some of the flora and fauna that you'll peep on your next visit: the wannabe Instagram influencer snapping all their angles; 8-10 people in a Spurs jersey (three people specifically repping Tim Duncan); chic foodies sampling some of the trendiest cuisine the Alamo City has to offer; people meeting for the first time, either for a job interview or a date, you're not sure; kids frolicking through the splash pad near the food court; adult gymnasts doing a balancing act by practicing acro-yoga; curious travelers that are so obviously tourists but are actively trying to experience San Antonio like locals; vegetarians indulging in Green's delicious cauliflower hot wings; locals enjoying a beer after a long day of work; and, inevitably, somebody you know.

2. San Antonio River Walk

849 E. Commerce St.

(210) 227-4262

thesanantonioriverwalk.com

3. Market Square

514 W. Commerce St.

(210) 207-8600

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