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 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.