San Antonio is the eighth biggest city in the United States and the home of 1.1 million people. Situated in the state of Texas, the city has plenty to offer to tourists – you will never get bored here! There are lots of things to see and something for everyone. If you have a week to spend in lively, colorful San Antonio, you can easily find something different to do every day.
You will find African-Americans, Native Americans, and Old Mexican and Wild West culture still remaining. San Antonio has no less than five original Spanish Colonial Missions if you are interested in history. The San Antonio de Valero Mission (known as The Alamo) is a fortress and former mission that is famous for being the scene of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. You will also find La Villita in San Antonio, which is one of the first settlements of the Spanish military, who settled there with their families.
Nearly twenty-two million tourists visit San Antonio, the gateway to Southern Texas, each year, proving its great popularity. Even though it is a big city and still growing, San Antonio keeps its history and traditions alive and takes great pride in its status as one of the most popular and interesting tourist spots in the United States.
The Paseo del Río is another interesting site to visit in San Antonio. Spanish for “The River Walk”, the Paseo del Río is a path of flagstone and cobblestone that passes by the San Antonio River and goes via the city center. You will find boutiques, parks, hotels, nightclubs, high-rise offices, and cafes on the path, which is nearly two and a half miles long. You can choose between a morning stroll on the River Walk or time it for the evening to see a colorful bazaar of people and a beautiful sunset. If you enjoy theme parks, you might like to visit Sea World San Antonio or the Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The San Antonio Spurs of the NBA are also based here if sports are more your thing.
San Antonio boasts several interesting museums in addition to everything else. If you are not a history fanatic, there is the Public Library or San Antonio Zoo to consider. You will definitely be spoiled for choice if you like lively nightlife. There are many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs to choose from and the Texans sure know how to party!