San Antonio is one of America’s unique cities. Having grown from a small Spanish settlement to the nation’s eighth largest metropolis, the Alamo City offers all the cosmopolitan advantages while retaining the grace, charm, and hospitality of a small town.
The people are as warm and friendly as the climate. Cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities are almost limitless. The city’s past is here to see in such sites as the Alamo, the Spanish Governor’s Place, the restored Victorian homes in the King William area, and the Spanish Missions. The Riverwalk treats you to a shady boat ride or leisurely stroll through the heart of downtown, past colorful shops and lively eating places. The river taxi can take you to the landing at River-center, where you’ll find yourself in one of the southwest’s most beautiful urban shopping centers.
Two major theme parks, Sea World of Texas and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, are among the city’s attractions.Museums, galleries, symphony orchestra, and performing arts facilities make cultural offerings available year round. Annual celebrations such as Fiesta, the Texas Folk Life Festival, and San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo are major events for citizens and visitors. Entertainers, lecturers and other personalities are booked for appearances by the ten major colleges and universities in San Antonio.
The Spurs, San Antonio’s professional basketball team, draw large crowds to the AT&T Center. Nearby lakes and rivers provide places for fishing, boating, swimming, tubing, and skiing, and the Gulf Coast is only 2 ½ hours away. The temperate climate allows year-round activity on golf courses and tennis courts, and parks are located in all sections of the city, including central Brackenridge Park, home of the outstanding San Antonio Zoo.