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La Vernia, Texas

Attractions in La Vernia

La Vernia has that authentic small-town feel, thanks in part to its local businesses, which are run by friendly folks and remind you of America of yesteryear. In addition, La Vernia and the surrounding communities offer serene outdoor venues for fishing, hiking, swimming, and otherwise enjoying the natural beauty of South Texas. The city also has a number of excellent restaurants, charming stores and boutiques, and cultural centers. Discover some of the attractions in La Vernia to check out the next time you’re in town.

Calaveras Lake
This 3,264-acre reservoir in southeast San Antonio offers boating and watersport activities, as well as excellent fishing opportunities for channel catfish, red drum, and striped bass. In the public access park, you’ll find good shoreline access, as well as campsites, picnic areas, and boat ramps.
US 181 & SH 1604
Elmendorf, TX 78223
(210) 635-8359

La Vernia City Park
Kids of all ages will find something to entertain them at this city park, from the playground to the sports courts and butterfly garden. The park also hosts a number of fun annual events throughout the year, including the Christmas tree lighting festivities and Bluebonnet Fest.
San Antonio Road
La Vernia, TX 78121

La Vernia Heritage Museum
Explore late-19th century pottery, antique firefighter equipment, photos of the 1893 San Antonio & Gulf Shore Railroad, and more at this interesting museum. Stop by on the first and third Saturday of each month, or make an appointment to tour the museum. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.
13136 U.S. Highway 87 West
La Vernia, TX 78121
(210) 392-3281

Mesquite Bean
The friendly folks at Mesquite Bean coffee shop serve light, fresh lunch fare like salads and gourmet sandwiches, hardier stuff like burgers and chicken-fried steaks, and delicious homemade pastries. The large gift shop is really more of an in-house boutique stocked with locally made handbags, home decor, candles, and other items.
302 FM-1346
La Vernia, TX 78121
(830) 779-1010

Pricklee Pear Boutique
Pricklee Pear provides men’s and women’s clothing, bath and body products, jewelry and accessories, and even rustic and refinished furniture. Many of the products are sourced from small businesses around Texas or right here in La Vernia. Open Tuesday through Saturday.
139 Industrial Drive
La Vernia, TX 78121
(210) 216-4412

Sammy’s Mexican Restaurant
Diners in this part of Texas know good, authentic Mexican food when they see it, which is why Sammy’s is always humming with business. They’re open all day long, so you can start your day with breakfast tacos and come back for a dinner of enchiladas paired with their famous sweet tea.
13520 US-87
La Vernia, TX 78121
(830) 253-1388

Sue’s Antiques & Collectibles
Sue’s is the kind of cozy antique store you can get lost in admiring the rare treasures and vintage pieces on display. Furniture, tools, art, toys, books, kitchen collectibles, pottery, glassware, and much more can be yours to take home as a conversation starter or addition to a collection.
13693 US Highway 87 West
La Vernia, TX 78121
(830) 779-2326

Witte’s BBQ
An institution in La Vernia since 1977, Witte’s is locals’ go-to spot for ribs, sausage, chicken-fried steak, and other Southern classics. Fun fact: the bar in the main dining room came from a former saloon and is over 100 years old.
12153 Highway 87 West
La Vernia, TX 78121
(830) 779-5121

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La Vernia, Texas