The Pearl Named One of the 'Great Places in America' By National Association


San Antonio already knows how awesome of a place the Pearl is, but apparently so do outsiders.

The American Planning Association listed the Pearl aka every San Antonian's favorite hangout spot as one of 15 great places in America this month. While the honor is based of off city planning, that isn't to say that we don't completely agree. Obviously these plans made one of the cities coolest spots a reality, so we're excited for the award.

APA said the recipients helped make communities healthier and stronger. In a more detailed page about Pearl, the association commended the partnership between the City of San Antonio, city planners and Silver Ventures, a development company based in San Antonio. The focus on historic preservation and economic development stood out to APA, hence, the Pearl's spotlight.

APA also took time to spotlight the impact that Pearl has had on San Antonio. Many San Antonians know Pearl as a former brewery, but its revitalization has quickly turned it into a social spot, especially for young and middle-aged adults, as well as one of the many kid-friendly attractions along Broadway.

With a steady farmers' market, constant events, numerous scrumptious eateries and a steady number of local businesses, it's no wonder the Pearl was recognized.

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

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