Rx for thirst.
Turn an old pharmacy into a bar and you get the Olmos Bharmacy,
where the drink menu features concoctions that will cure what ails you. Libations include the Beer Milkshake (made with Guinness stout), the Bharmacy Flu Shot (sake and Sopporo beer) and the Bharmacy Booster Shot (sake and Ace pear cider). Simple bar fare helps the medicine go down. Photograph: Eva Aivaliotis/sacvb
Spin your wheels.
The rent-a-street-bike trend has hit San Antonio, where B-cycle
has set up racks around the city. A 24-hour pass costs $10 and annual membership is $60; after that, the first 30 minutes are free and each additional half-hour costs $2. A great ride here is out to the Mission Reach, where bike paths follow the San Antonio River and you can stop at Spanish missions along the route.
All things Mexican are for sale in Market Square,
where more than 30 shops sell merchandise such as jewelry, crafts and leather goods in the El Mercado section, and 82 specialty shops including Texas crafts and foods make up the Farmers Market Plaza.
Photograph: Timothy O’Keete/sacvb
It's a Scream!
Among the new thrills at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
is the Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast, which sends riders up, back and upside down, with an icy tunnel for extra chills, and the SkyScreamer, above, which spins 200 feet above the park. Find the fun:
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