Equally hip and historic, San Antonio is big on culture and natural beauty. This south-central Texas city is best known for the Alamo, an 18th-century battleground that’s now a museum. The surrounding River Walk offers 5 miles of artsy bustle: think artisanal shops, cafes overlooking the San Antonio River, and vibrant museums.

The city’s unofficial cuisine is Tex-Mex, which you can enjoy with an ice-cold margarita at a lively riverside restaurant. Just as enticing is the colorful history on show at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which commemorates the area’s 4 Spanish colonial missions.

What to see & do in San Antonio

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Things to do in San Antonio include visiting a legendary historic fort, heading to an iconic theme park, walking, shopping, and dining along a river, and having animal experiences. You can get out for thrill rides, carnival snacks, and games with the family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, see an animal show at SeaWorld, or see over 750 species of animal at the San Antonio Zoo.Head for the Alamo, site...

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Where & what to eat in San Antonio

Food and dining in San Antonio opens the door to a foodie's dream, with culinary traditions that draw from old-school Tex-Mex and combine with creative new approaches. It's one of very few cities in the U.S. to be designated a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Here, you can find Mexican and Latin American flavors, barbecue, burgers, seafood, steakhouses, cafes and bakeries, and ethnic food to suit just about any tastes. From...

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Where to shop & what to buy in San Antonio

Shopping in San Antonio offers an experience for everyone whether you're looking to hit the most upscale indie boutiques or looking for a trendy souvenir shop. You can hit a haberdashery and get a 10-gallon cowboy hat or walk the River Walk and find that perfect souvenir of your trip among tons of independent arts and crafts shops. Head for the Shops at La Cantera if you're looking for the biggest...

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Where to go & what to do at night in San Antonio

Nightlife in San Antonio offers just about every kind of after-dark atmosphere, from vibrant nightclubs with the latest beats pounding the floors to laid-back lounges and dive bars. Grab a bite at the oldest bar on the River Walk, Esquire Tavern, which also boasts one of the longest wooden bars. Visit John T. Floore's Country Store for live shows, take in a traditional play at Majestic Theatre, or catch a...

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Information about San Antonio reveals a city bursting with history, culture, and modern amenities. A Visitor's Guide available online or at many different locations across the city can give you information on the neighborhoods to visit, places to eat, local adventures to have, and even seasonal offerings, events, and festivals. Many places here are accessible to people with disabilities. Still, as with any travel experience, it's best to contact those...

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