The Top 23 Make-Out Spots in San Antonio, Ranked 

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Despite our city's nagging reputation as one of the most boring cities in the U.S., there are a plethora of hidden gems and beloved locales that render Alamo City the place to be for sweethearts looking to get down. Here in San Antonio, it's easy to find places to get a little freaky. What follows is our picks for the best make-out spots in San Anto.
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23. Pearl Turning Basin
Pearl Street Brewery
With cascading waterfalls and lush landscaping, the beautiful Pearl Turning Basin is teeming with activity, as it is the focal point of barges changing course. Squeeze in a smooch or two during a lull moment at this end of the new Museum Reach.

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22. The kiss cam at the AT&T Center
1 AT&T Center Parkway,
Brave the crowds at the AT&T Center during a Spurs game to prove your love on the kiss cam ... but hopefully more gracefully than this famous pair.

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21. The Witte
3801 Broadway St., (210) 357-1900,
The Witte was founded close to 90 years ago as SA’s first museum. Today it curates an array of exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to art — a mix as interesting as San Anto itself. Step outside the modernized walls of the iconic museum during an event to share a moment on this lovely campus with your sweetie.

Photo via Instagram (wittemuseum)
20. San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium
3903 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 734-7184,
There's stifled silence, intimacy and a gentle show of light offset by liquid refraction. Oddly enough, aquariums are sexy places, as evidenced by memorable scenes in films such as Romeo + Juliet and Closer. Sneak into the Richard Friedrich Aquarium on a slow day to recreate one of many cinematic smooches.

Photo via Instagram (ahoycharlie)
19. The Alamo Drafthouse
Multiple locations,
Speaking of pink-haired Natalie Portman in Closer ... Dark theaters have served as the backdrop for serious making-out since the dawn of teenagers. Catch a romantic drama at a Drafthouse location and pucker up in the back row — but, please — don't sit too close to us.

Photo via Instagram (fabianrey)
18. Mission Espada Aqueducts
10040 Espada Rd., (210) 627-2064
Obviously the beautiful sites encompassed by the Missions National Historical Park belong on this list. However, off the beaten path is the scenic Espada Acequia, an irrigation system built by Franciscan friars of the Mission Espada in 1731. Trek through the greenery and steal a kiss on the stony acequia madre.

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17. Whispers
West River bank, North of Mission Rd.
The monumental installation "Whispers" by Belgian artist Arne Quinze connects the San Antonio River and Mission San Juan. The multi-dimensional sculpture aims to immerse its viewer into the landscape with the artist's signature fluorescent red-orange, as well as a beautiful mixture of blues and purples, a loving homage to San Anto's local wildflowers that makes "Whispers" yet another romantic locale along the Museum Reach.

Photo via Instagram (karzdan)
16. Artpace
445 N. Main Ave., (210) 212-4900,
San Antonio's portal into the international art scene, Artpace is host to a number of cultural events on its stellar rooftop patio overlooking the downtown skyline. Rendezvous above the city during a jazz concert or exhibition opening. Consider supporting these hip happenings with a membership at the non-profit gallery, as well.

Photo via Facebook (Artpace San Antonio)
15. Sonic Passage
Jones Avenue Underpass and Bridge
Sonic Passage, a pioneering sound sculpture by San Francisco artist Bill Fontana, is a lesser known installation lining the San Antonio River that incorporates calming ambient noises such as rushing water and bird calls. Beyond its status as an innovative public artwork, Sonic Passage is also a prime make-out spot by the virtue of its secretiveness and serenity.

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14. Woodlawn Lake Park
1103 Cincinnati Ave., (210) 207-7275,
A quaint destination for fishing, jogging and making-out on a sunny day, the lovely Woodlawn Lake Park is tucked away in West End, a residential subdivision on San Antonio's rural west side developed in the 1880s. More than 100 years later, Woodlawn Lake remains a popular hideaway in Alamo City.

Photo via Instagram (bethannfoulds)
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13. The Once and Future River
Near Concepción Park, 714 E. Theo Ave.
Anne Wallace’s Mission Reach pedestrian bridge, elegantly titled "The Once and Future River," portrays the idyllic flora and fauna that were prevalent along the San Antonio River in the past, an amorous notion for outdoorsy types.

Photo via Instagram (gloriaseyesontxphotography)
12. Paper Tiger
2410 N. St. Mary's St.,
Live out your indie rock inspired fantasy complete with an eclectic soundtrack and rivers of craft beer during a show at the Paper Tiger.

Photo via Instagram (dropdeadsteph)
11. Hays Street Bridge
803 N. Cherry St.
Hays Street Bridge is a historical spot frequented by urban bicyclists, yoga enthusiasts and couples seeking a kickass venue for making-out in public. Conveniently situated between the East Side and the downtown area, it's the perfect place to wrap up a date in the pulsing heart of Alamo City.

Photo via Facebook (Steve Wood)
10. Heat
1500 N Main Ave., (210) 227-2600,
Stylish, gay-friendly nightclub Heat conjures the perfect storm for a hot, sticky make-out session on the dance floor. You might even encounter a Lady GaGa lookalike as you prowl the seedy corridors of this infamous institution on San Antonio's Gay Strip.

Photo via Instagram (heatnightclub)
9. The Grotto
Riverside and Street Corner at Camden St. and Newell St.
The three-story, dream-like grotto created by concrete artist Carlos Cortés features craggy faces carved into cave-like walls, splashing waterfalls and winding passageways. Post up on a bench concealed by stalagmites and stalactites to take in the atmospheric setting.

Photo via Instagram (studiocortes)
8. The Overtime
1203 Camden St., (210) 557-7562,
Why exactly San Antonians voted the Overtime the third best make-out spot in BOSA 2013 is a mystery in some respects ... However, we can definitely postulate a theory or two regarding the theater's, ahem, reputation. Showcasing premieres by local educator-playwrights, the Overtime is the closest thing that San Antonio has to a theater with a fringe sensibility. If that's not sexy, we don't know what is.

Photo via Instagram (jdrawford)
7. The McNay
6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368,
Founded in 1954, the McNay boasts one of the most beautiful terraces in San Anto — and perhaps even in Texas at large — cementing its popularity with engagement and wedding photographers throughout town. Reserve a make-out in this museum's immaculately landscaped gardens for an extremely special somebody.

Photo via Instagram (mcnayart)
6. F.I.S.H.
Under I-35 Overpass near Camden Street
Donald Lipski’s school of giant fish swimming through the sky beneath the interstate overpass are illuminated from within at night, transforming the seven-foot-long creatures into iridescent beacons from blocks away. Once a neglected patch of the downtown area, F.I.S.H. elevated this particular strip of the Museum Reach into a make-out worthy travel destination.

Photo via Facebook (San Antonio River Foundation)
5. The Bang Bang Bar
119 El Mio Dr., (210) 320-1187,
At the very recently opened Bang Bang Bar, bar-goers can kick back and drink up in the comfort of a vintage-inspired lounge dappled with love seats, tables and lamps purchased from local thrift stores. Good vibes, no-nonsense cocktails and excellent music substantiate Bang Bang as a superior make-out spot for area regulars, hipsters and the St. Mary's crowd alike.

Photo via Facebook (The Bang Bang Bar)
4. The steps of the Tobin Center
100 Auditorium Cir., (210) 223-8624,
Adjacent to a charming stretch of the perpetually bustling Riverwalk, the luminous steps leading to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts are casually romantic, an ideal spot for a quick kiss to seal the night after a trip to the symphony.

Photo via Instagram (todd.brant)
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3. Hotel Emma
136 E. Grayson St., (210) 448-8300,
We hope you have actually booked a room at the luxurious Hotel Emma before locking lips in its vogue salon.

Photo via Instagram (thehotelemma)
2. Japanese Tea Garden (a.k.a. Sunken Gardens)
3800 N. St. Mary’s St.
Brides to be and hopeful fashion models strike poses in front of the waterfall. Footbridges connect trails snaking through verdant manicured gardens. A pagoda sits above it all, peering down on a wealth of secret hiding places and ponds filled with koi blowing underwater kisses. These are but a few things inspiring our readers to suck face in the Japanese Tea Garden, alternatively known as the Sunken Gardens.

Photo via Instagram (lushjunkie)
1. Your own couch
Multiple locations
Because too much PDA is super gross, y'all.

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23. Pearl Turning Basin
Pearl Street Brewery
With cascading waterfalls and lush landscaping, the beautiful Pearl Turning Basin is teeming with activity, as it is the focal point of barges changing course. Squeeze in a smooch or two during a lull moment at this end of the new Museum Reach.

Photo via Facebook (Rio San Antonio Cruises)

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