Gray Lady Snub

New York Times skips Austin and declares San Antonio a 'must-see' destination

NYT skips Austin and declares San Antonio a 'must-see' destination

San Antonio River Walk Christmas Lights
San Antonio is a must-see destination for 2015, according to the New York Times. San Antonio River Walk/Facebook

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. Our neighbor to the south, too often overshadowed by Austin, Dallas and Houston, 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. 

So, does this mean the Times' love affair with Austin is waning? Probably not.