Shopping in San Antonio, TX

By Raven Petty on April 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm EST
The Riverwalk

PHOTO CREDIT: Todd Bennett

Plan to have fun and spend the weekend shopping in San Antonio, Texas. The city has several malls and other shopping centers that will give you variety and scenic beauty. Here's an overview of the major shopping districts in the area:

Rolling Oaks Mall – Northeast
Also, located in the Northeast between San Antonio and Austin is Rolling Oaks Mall. More than 100 specialty stores are available, and anchor stores include Macy's, Sears, Dillard's and JCPenney. Rolling Oaks provides an inflatable wonderland where kids can jump and play while you browse the many shops and enjoy services available.
Ingram Park Mall – Northeast
Spend quality time with the family at Ingram Park Mall. The mall features a food court, more than 150 stores, and is anchored by Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, Sears and Bealls. This mall gives shoppers various options such as Bath & Body Works, Gordon's Jewelers and Things Remembered. If you're a Texas sports fan, Texas Sports and Texas College Gear are great places to pick up some memorabilia.
South Park Mall – South Side
If you're in the south, there's South Park Mall, which was founded in 1968. Anchored by JCPenney, Macy's and Sears, South Park is home to dozens of retail shops and a large food court. Catch your breath while kids play in the soft play area located in the food court, or enjoy one of the monthly events such as the Mission Art Group Craft Fair.
Rivercenter Mall – Downtown
Rivercenter Mall is located beside the Alamo and on the banks of San Antonio's Riverwalk. This mall houses more than 150 stores and restaurants, Rivercenter Comedy Club, IMAX and AMC 9 theaters, and dining options vary from fast food to four-star restaurants. Macy's is the only anchor store, and for a complete list of stores, visit the directory.
North Star Mall – North of Downtown
Have you ever seen 40-foot boots? If not, visit North Star Mall, home to the largest cowboy boots in the world. The internationally acclaimed shopping venue features more than 200 stores and is conveniently located across from San Antonio International Airport. Department stores include JCPenney, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Dillard's and Forever 21, while specialty stores such as Armani Exchange and Talbots are available as well.
Alamo Quarry Market – Near Downtown
Alamo Quarry Market, a large outdoor shopping venue located minutes from downtown, features more than 60 shops and 15 restaurants. Once home to the historic Alamo Cement Plant, the mall captures Texas' rich culture while providing you the latest fashions and shopping options. Catch a movie at the Regal 16-plex Cinema that was built around original smoke stacks. For a complete list of shops, visit their directory.
Other Popular Shopping Districts in San Antonio
The Shops at La Cantera – Northwest
Stroll past mini waterfalls on landscaped walkways while you explore the Shops at La Cantera. You'll find Dillard's, Macy's, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus along with other shops such as Francesca’s Collections, Solstice Sunglass Boutique, Urban Outfitters and more. There is a food hall, children's play area, and restaurants include Kona Grill and P.F. Chang's to name a few.
Artisans Alley – North Side
The Shops at Artisans Alley is a must see for those interested in locally owned and operated specialty stores. Find antiques, home décor, regional art and jewelry, and more, and participate in a hands-on workshops in creative arts heightening your shopping adventure.

Store Listing Info:

Rolling Oaks Mall, 6909 N. Loop 1604 E.

Ingram Park Mall, 6301 N.W. Loop 410

South Park Mall, 2310 S.W. Military Dr.

Rivercenter Mall, 849 E. Commerce St.

North Star Mall, N.E. Loop 410

Alamo Quarry Market, 255 E. Basse Rd.

Shops at La Cantera, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy.

Shops at Artisans Alley, 555 W. Bitters Rd.


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