Balcones Heights, TX 78201
Balcones Heights - San Antonio Central
Shop, dine, and enjoy a night out in Balcones Heights, located in the heart of San Antonio just minutes from the River Walk and everything else the Alamo City has to offer. With two hotels and a major shopping and entertainment complex, this getaway has everything you need for a great stay. Along with its convenient location, Balcones Heights is home to the renowned Methodist TexSan Hospital and is near first-rate malls like The Shops at La Cantera, North Star Mall, and The Rim. Regardless of what brings you to the San Antonio area, Balcones Heights offers an affordable launch pad to touring the city.
Speaking of shopping, start at Balcones Heights’ Wonderland of the Americas. Your dollar stretches further here with bargain favorites like Burlington Coat Factory, Hobby Lobby, Ross Dress for Less, Burke’s Outlet, and Stein Mart. The complex is anchored by a Super Target—who doesn’t love Super Target? Snag one-of-a-kind finds at the many locally owned “Little Shops” peddling everything from art and jewelry to handmade wands for wizards.
After a day of shopping, head to Bijou Cinema Bistro in Wonderland of the Americas for dinner and a movie. The first dine-in movie theater in San Antonio, Bijou Cinema Bistro screens an impressive list of both blockbuster and independent films. Order Starbucks lattes, wine, beer, and bottomless sodas to go with your burgers, flatbreads, and gyros. They’ll deliver everything right to your comfortable seat, so you won’t miss a minute of the show.
For some hands-on action, head to Dave & Buster’s in Balcones Heights. Play your way through rows upon rows of exclusive arcade games, classic video games, and billiards, or watch a sports game at the bar. Pair that with the kind of appetizers worth cheating on any diet for alongside their long list of beer, wine, and cocktails for a fun evening.
Balcones Heights is also a prime starting point for experiencing San Antonio, with the Alamo City’s top attractions all within 10 miles. Within minutes, you’re on the northern Museum Reach of The San Antonio River Walk, where you can walk or ride bikes along this path lined with shops, restaurants, and entertainment spots. Come with a big, adventurous appetite, as you can spend hours at this culinary destination with cutting-edge restaurants.
Traveling with kids? Balcones Heights is the perfect place to experience some of the most kid-friendly attractions in San Antonio. Visit the San Antonio Zoo to see as many as 750 species of animals including, you guessed it, lions, tigers, and bears. Meanwhile, Six Flags Fiesta Texas delivers heart-pounding thrills for all ages. Don’t miss out on riding the Wonder Woman Golden Lasso coaster, the world’s first single-rail coaster.
Make plans to visit Balcones Heights in the summer during the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival at the Wonderland of the Americas’ outdoor amphitheater. Grab a blanket or lawn chair and come out for free live jazz music every Friday in July—rain or shine. Award-winning jazz performers entertain with trumpets, saxophones, and drums from the stage under the stars. Now that’s an enjoyable Texas evening.
With its ideal location in the heart of San Antonio, let alone its affordable hotels and collection of shops and restaurants, Balcones Heights is an ideal place to stay during your Alamo City vacation.
Balcones Heights, TX 78201