San Antonio Travel Guide


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    San Antonio is a city surrounded by beautiful natural terrains such as the region of Prairie and Lakes, the Hill Country and the South Texas Plains. San Antonio is a good place to visit if you are looking for a combination of shopping, drinking, dining, plenty of amusement parks and historic places...

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    San Antonio Missions...

    2202 Roosevelt Ave.

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    San Antonio River Wa...

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    Mission San Jose

    6701 San Jose Drive

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About San Antonio

San Antonio is a city surrounded by beautiful natural terrains such as the region of Prairie and Lakes, the Hill Country and the South Texas Plains. San Antonio is a good place to visit if you are looking for a combination of shopping, drinking, dining, plenty of amusement parks and historic places. San Antonio is a good place for a weekend getaway.

Heritage Tour

San Antonio is a place rich in Spanish culture. The Main Plaza is surrounded by cultural and historic architectures such as the San Fernando Cathedral. To its west is the Spanish Governor’s Palace and Casa Navarro. If you want to go for a walk, the San Antonio River Walk is a good place to start and will lead you to the small village where Alamo soldiers used to live, the La Villita.

Another iconic landmark is the Alamo, which is a revered place and popularly known as the Shrine of Texas Liberty. East of San Antonio River is the King William Historic Area, Texas’ first historic district. The area was once a German settlement. Some of the prominent buildings in the area are the Pioneer Flour Mills and Steves Homestead. During first Fridays of the month, live music and selling booths are present.

Other must-see sites include the San Antonio Missions National Park, San Antonio Museum of Art, the Market Square, Museo Alameda, Hemisfair Park, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and the Institute of Texan Cultures.

Family Tour

Family fun is never a problem when visiting San Antonio. It has plenty of amusement and theme parks in the area that kids will surely love. For endless fun rides, try the Six Flags Fiesta Texas. For water and marine life adventure, SeaWorld opened the Aquatica Waterpark. Other fun water parks include Schlitterbahn and Splashtown. Morgan’s Wonderland, meanwhile, is a handicap-friendly theme park.

If you and your family want to go on a nature and wildlife trip, visit the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium and the San Antonio Botanical Garden. You can also go rappelling in the Natural Bridge Caverns or perhaps the Cascade Caverns. If you want to see bats up close, drop by the Bracken Bat Colony. Meanwhile, the Wonder World Park highlights the Balcones Fault Line Cave. For a more “cowboy” experience, you can go on a one-hour drive to the Enchanted Springs ranch.

Festivals

As the Cowboy Capital of the World, San Antonio holds an annual Stock Show and Rodeo. The event holds a big indoor rodeo competition with country music in the background. The event is held every February.

San Antonio also holds its Fiesta during late April. The 10-day celebration comprises more than a hundred events for family and for adults. One of the highlights is the Oysterbake, a festival of food, music and never-ending booze.

In June, San Antonio celebrates a four-day event known as the Texas Folklife Festival. It commemorates the different culture and ethnicity that came to live in Texas almost a century ago. The celebration combines food, music, crafts and stories about the state’s history.

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