La Villita really encompasses all the character that San Antonio exudes. I love browsing all the tiny shops and nick-nack stores that are housed in La Villita. For a quick rest, visit the Arneson River Theatre. Also, I sincerely love the Glass-Blowers museum. Still a 10-cent admission.
Pros: Unique Variety, Inexpensive, Shady
Cons: No Parking, Hours of Operation