Quality Inn & Suites Near Fort Sam Houston
3855 N. PanAm Expressway
San Antonio, TX 78219
Phone: (210) 226-4361
Fax: (210) 226-6909
It's hard to miss this San Antonio landmark, as the 30-by-60-foot American flag that gracing the front of the building is an eye-catching sight. This family-owned shop has been making flags for businesses and individuals since 1958, offering everything from banners for theme parks to the flag that flies in front of the Alamo. The store has a huge selection of flags in stock, and custom orders are available in any size and in several fabric styles. Don't miss the historical flag collection. Flags from throughout Texas' and America's history are available at reasonable prices, and you will also find replica flags for sale should you be on a tighter budget. The store carries world flags and banners for schools and religious use as well.
This bookstore offers high-quality books for the discerning reader. As an independent bookseller, it specializes in books from local authors and carries an awesome inventory of Texana books and regional literature. Frequent book signings and dedicated customer service make this book store one of the most pleasant destinations for the book-lover. Special orders are available and expert advice from the staff will help you choose the perfect book.
Located next door to the Twig Book Shop and owned by the same people, this children's book store offers a superb selection of the finest books for kids. Newberry award winners are only the beginning, as every book is selected for excellence and quality. The Reading Grannies offer story times throughout the week and author signings are a frequent occurrence. The store also offers a special selection of autographed books from many of children's favorite authors. Books from regional authors are available as well, many of them Texas Bluebonnet Award winners.
Almost hidden behind a Wendy's fast-food restaurant, this gem of a bookstore is packed with an eclectic array of books, with something to delight everyone. As it specializes in used, rare and hard-to-find editions, the most avid bibliophile could spend hours wandering among the stacks. And that's fine, since lingering is never discouraged—it could take that long just to mentally absorb the inventory!
In operation since 1971, this store offers quality antiques from the New York City market. The pieces are displayed in a refurbished 1929 apartment complex, which creates the perfect showcase. You can find French, Italian, Spanish and French Parisian pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries, along with accessories to compliment each item. This store also offers a large selection of lampshades such as sheepskin varieties by Foss and fabric Mica ones by Rose Art.
This groovy little bookstore in Alamo Heights buys and sells books, magazines, CDs, LPs, tapes, videos and software. Everything is sold for at least half off the list price and the sale items practically define the word "bargain." The store has three other locations, but this one has a particularly nice selection of magazines. Not to be outdone by Borders or Barnes and Noble, Half-Price Books offers seating (the floor), background music (the latest CD they purchased) and free coffee. They also work with anti-illiteracy groups, sponsor a children's summer reading program and offer a home decorating program called "Books by the Yard."
This is a gift shop so well known for its atmospheric patchouli fragrance that San Antonians can sniff a gift and know it came from Sloan-Hall. The owner's eye for contemporary design and taste for the unique and unusual set this little shop apart from the mainstream, too.
Located on Grayson Street in the Westford, Bakery Lorraine is known for its wonderful confections and pastries. Choose from a range of flavored muffins, macaroons, croissants, scones and many more, everything here is absolutely delish! For some awesome handmade baked goodies, head here.
This shop has miniatures and doll houses that are so exquisite you won't believe your eyes. The detail and work that are put into its products is simply stunning and the selection of doll houses is fantastic. From the gingerbread-decked Victorian doll houses to the rustic Texan-style models, this shop has it all. It is the only full-service miniature shop in San Antonio, offering custom work and classes to its patrons. It also sells dolls, furniture and everything needed to stock the ultimate doll house.
Adelante Boutique blends chic style with a little bit of funk. The clothing and jewelry draw women from all over town. The soft fabrics and easy lines of the clothing are the epitome of comfort, and the unusual jewelry designs add flair to any outfit. Many a home is decorated with "antiqued" crosses, distressed wood candlesticks, picture frames, candles and other items from the store's home accessories collection. The shop's appealing inventory has saved its share of men from gift-giving quandaries.
Acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitars, violins, amps, keyboards, drums, rack gear, studio gear, cases, new stuff, used stuff and vintage stuff—you name it, and this store has it—or at least they will get it. Krazy Kat Music sells and buys musical equipment and accessories with an emphasis on catering to customers' specific needs. If you are interested in buying a particular product or model, check out the shop's web site for a listing of prices and availability. If you don't see what you want, tell them. The staff keeps a customer wish list for any item the store doesn't have, but should. You can even suggest what the wish list item's price should be. The staff recommends that you call them to check on product availability before driving to their location. It saves time.
If you need an extra-special gift for yourself or someone you love, you are sure to find it in this exquisite store. Stroll through the selection of fine antiques, beautiful estate jewelry, hard-to-find collectible items and fine art pieces and you'll feel as though you have entered another world. You'll find collectible pieces by Meissen, Continental, Dreseden and Halcyon circa the 18th century, just to mention a few. Not only that, the estate jewelry collection will take your breath away. Stop by this store or visit the downtown store located in the famous Menger Hotel for a pleasant shopping experience.