New York Times picks one Texas city as a travel hotspot for 2015

Katie Friel | Culture Map Houston

Once upon a time, not too long ago, the New York Times really enjoyed writing about Austin. (We mean really enjoyed it. Like, a lot.)

So imagine our surprise when we perused a recent NYT travel piece titled “52 Places to Go in 2015” and found that Austin wasn’t on the list. “Surely this is some mistake,” we thought. But, alas, the Gray Lady has snubbed the Live Music Capital of the World in favor of places like Cuba and Alentejo, Portugal.

Although the list is heavy on international hot spots, one Texas city is among the Times’ must-see international destinations: San Antonio. Too often overshadowed by Austin, Dallas and Houston, the Alamo City may be getting her time in the spotlight.

In the article, San Antonio is praised for its “new attractions and renewed cultural depth.” The NYT points to recently revamped River Walk, the Briscoe Western Art Museum, Pearl Brewery and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts among the city’s can’t-miss attractions. The Times also suggests booking a stay at the soon-to-open Hotel Emma, a 146-room boutique hotel housed in a 19th century brewery.

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