Overview

Downtown San Antonio
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 Crockett 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 millions of visitors per year.

The city has a unique combination of Spanish colonial plazas, downtown German 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 ranks as one of the biggest community events in the US.

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.


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