With the shimmering River Walk as its centerpiece, San Antonio is always ready to welcome a celebration. Hotels both new and upgraded are drawing eager groups, and the convention center's expansion debuted earlier this year with spaces such as the Stars at Night Ballroom (pictured).FOR FOODIES• Brigid
just celebrated its one-year anniversary of serving contemporary American fare. Small plates include mushroom and goat cheese gnocchi, white lobster mac and cheese, and wild boar Bourgogne. (210) 263-7885•
Craft brews, wine and modern comfort food are on the menu at Hop and Vine.
Think shrimp and grits, brisket sliders and pickled okra. (210) 878-4071