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Ariana Grande had a few free days in between her stops in Phoenix and San Antonio and she spent them shopping local thrift boutiques, taking in shows on the Main Strip and sending fans into a frenzy wherever she went.
The “Thank U, Next’s” Wednesday outing to The Heat Nightclub made headlines when fans woke up Thursday to the surprise — and disappointment that followed — when they found out the star showed up the Main Strip staple without notice.
Locals couldn’t believe they had a chance to be near the A-lister. And the fear of missing out on another Ariana Grande spotting may have fueled the city-wide craze to find the star and report where she was.
Multiple people reported seeing her at local shops like The Vaulti and The Come Up, then dining at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. As the Grande-sized hype grew, the sighting tweets transformed into a trend of joking about seeing her at San Antonio favorites like Burger Boy, Fred’s Fish Fry and El Bucanero.
Whatever the case, San Antonio star-spotters created a social media-based map of where she’s been in town. And inadvertently, a travel itinerary for how to take San Antonio in about 72 hours.
“Ariana ain’t been here 24 hours and already pulled up the the vulti, the heat night club, and the pearl. She is a San Antonio LEGEND,” Twitter user @MichaelxMiguel said.
From eating at fish spots to resting up at The Pearl’s Hotel Emma, see how to make a Grande entrance to San Antonio in the gallery above.