San Antonio Travel Guide
Downtown San Antonio © ZeChief
San Antonio has the friendly atmosphere of a small town despite
being the seventh largest city in the United States. Attractions
such the Alamo, where Davy Crocket famously took his last stand,
and the restaurant-lined Riverwalk ensure that San Antonio is one
of the most popular destinations in the country, drawing 26 million
visitors per year.
The city has a unique combination of Spanish colonial plazas, downtown Germanic architecture, and vibrant Tex-Mex culture. Its music scene combines Mexican and Texan country and western strands, and its cuisine reflects tortillas and T-bones in interesting combinations. San Antonio's Fiesta week in late April, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and now ranks as one the biggest community events in the nation.
The city is easily navigable on foot, particularly the Riverwalk, which winds its way along the San Antonio River, past cafes, restaurants, shaded groves and preserved colonial buildings. The Riverwalk is the heart of this city, linking its key attractions together and providing sanctuary from the heat of summer.