San Antonio Gay Guide

They really do do things bigger in Texas! San Antonio is a great example of this feat- it is not only the site of The Alamo and contemporary military hubs, but is home to vast amounts of ethnic diversity and historical significance. Mexican-American forces combine to offer residents and visitors a spicy taste of cultural fusion. Tourism is one of the main industries in this Texan town, so there are tons of great things to keep you busy all year round!

The San Antonio climate alternates between dry and humid depending on the season. Summers are scorching with temperatures in the 90’s, and Winters can be sprinkled with some freezing nights. Mild rain during Autumns and Springs make the weather cycle complete. The hottest months tend to be July and August, while the coldest is January. Be sure to bring some fur-lined cowboy boots!

Like most major cities, San Antonio has an extensive roadway and bus system to service the community. Public transportation makes the various areas of the city accessible, and Amtrak and the San Antonio International Airport provide connections to surrounding cities, both near and far. There are also many biking and walking paths with many nature trails. Whether you are looking for cost effective, efficient, or action-promoting transportation, San Antonio is the city for you.

Most of the crimes in San Antonio are property crimes, so be sure to leave valuables in areas that aren’t visible to the public. Also, lock residences and cars well to avoid break-ins. There are pockets of the inner city where more major crimes occur, but staying to the well populated and tourist-centered areas will help promote safety.

San Antonio Gay Scene

San Antonio has a vibrant LGBT scene with lots of gay-friendly and gay-owned business. “The Strip” is the main gay business district, but areas like the Southwest San Antonio Arts District definitely have a rainbow flare. If you like artsy tourist destinations, San Antonio’s variety of museums will definitely satisfy your craving for creative juices.

Major events and festivals happen throughout the year in San Antonio. Pride San Antonio, AlamoFest, and the River Walk are a few of the main festivities that draw in large and eccentric crowds. Other festivals like Fiesta, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, and the Texas Folklife Festival are festivals that celebrate the Mexican, Spanish, and American cultural fusion that San Antonio is know for.

Further immerse yourself in the multicultural ambiance of San Antonio by checking out the fine dining, restaurants, and nightlife offered here. Amusement parks like SeaWorld and Six Flags are good for couples and families alike; shopping and museum hopping are also great ways to spend an afternoon. Keep your eye out for that special pair of cowboy boots to add to your collection!

Gay-Friendly Dining

Candle Light

If you want to grab cute dinner together, or just wanna stop in to grab some coffee or a glass of wine, Candle Light is where you want to be.

Costa Pacifica

This is a great restaurant located in one of the trendiest neighborhoods of the city.

Cielito Lindo

It offers fine dinning combined with traditional Mexican dishes with authentic ingredients.


This restaurant offers 3 locations in the city of San Antonio and several others in the state of Texas.

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