“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
This mature neighborhood in central San Antonio is primarily residential once you get past the hustle-bustle of its two main drags, but it's noteworthy for its rich history and intriguing architecture. This includes one of the country's few surviving Art Deco-influenced Magnolia/Mobil Oil buildings, complete with the original rooftop Pegasus. On Broadway, you'll find restaurants, bookstores, and antique shops. Cultural landmarks like the Witte Museum, Brackenridge Park, and the San Antonio Zoo are right next door, just south of the neighborhood border. Where a sliver of Terrell Heights intersects Alamo Heights on Austin Highway, you'll find the McNay, an eclectic art museum built around the home and collection of oil-heiress Marion McNay. Just walking the grounds is fascinating, given all the sculptures displayed there. In addition to temporary exhibits, the permanent indoor collection includes works by Calder, Picasso, Rodin, Monet, Chagall, and many others.