San Antonio Texas is the 2nd largest city in Texas and the 7th largest anywhere in the United States. San Antonio has much to offer to the traveler from fine art museums to unique dining and drinking experiences to a diverse cultural experience.
The most well known landmark in San Antonio is the Alamo home of the famous battle that killed both Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie. San Antonio serves as a mirror to the rich Mexican heritage of Texas, no other city in Texas offers such a large population of Hispanic people and still has a ‘small town feel’. While visiting the Alamo you will have the opportunity to see the “Shrine of Texas Liberty a former mission. Don’t miss the Aztec on the River one of the most vibrant entertainment attractions in the area.
Those who love being outdoors will love Market Square - El Mercado where you can browse through more than one hundred shops, and enjoy the many Hispanic festivals and listen to mariachi music and see Mexican Dancers. For something a little quieter you’ll want to visit River Walk which is actually below street level and offers you both the opportunity to browse by day and party by night! You’ll find more than one hundred shops, an IMAX theatre and a variety of other things to do while you’re there.
For those who love zoos and aquariums, you’ll want to visit San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium covering more than 50 acres of land and housing more than 3500 animals of over 600 species or head over to Sea World which offers thrill rides, a water park, penguins, seals and much more including an opportunity to pet dolphins. If you’d prefer more of a theme park you can visit Six Flags Fiesta Texas which is designed to allow kids of all ages from the youngest toddler to the oldest grandfather to enjoy themselves!
Lovers of art will find a wide variety of options in San Antonio including Intituto de Mexico offering contemporary art from Mexico, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum offering a library along with their fine arts collection or San Antonio Museum of Art offering a variety of options from antiquities to Asian art to contemporary art. You will not be disappointed.
Shoppers will love the variety of stores they find in San Antonio, from outdoor marketplaces to the Shops at La Cantera where you can find every type of store from the high end anchor Macy’s to a variety of smaller shops designed to fit everyone’s budget. Don’t miss out on Bravo Cucina Italiana for a quick lunch while you’re there!
San Antonio offers a wide variety of dining choices from ultra casual budget options such as Casa Rio (right along River Walk) or to the more elegant options at the Zuni Grill where you’ll be delighted with ahi tuna aere and paella. Whether it’s a casual evening dinner or an extensive Japanese dining experience, you’ll find something that will surely please your palate.
When it’s time to explore the local night life, you will find everything from wine bars to comedy clubs, many live music opportunities and exciting dance clubs. Enjoy your night in San Antonio, you can find jazz and blues, Irish Bars and Pubs, Sports bars and more.