La Villita Historic Arts Village is an art community in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, United States. There are many fine arts galleries, stores selling souvenirs, gifts, custom jewelry, pottery, and imported Mexican folk art, as well as several restaurants in the district. La Villita connects to the San Antonio River Walk and its outdoor Arneson River Theatre. It is very close to The Alamo, the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, the Rivercenter Mall, and the Hemisfair Park. It is within easy walking distance of most downtown hotels.Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was one of San Antonio's first neighborhoods.