Welcome to San Antonio
A bustling city with historical sights and a great food scene.
Located in south-central Texas, San Antonio is a vibrant, bustling city of more than 1.5 million. Residents bask in the year-round warm weather, experiencing elevated temperatures in the summer that are complemented by beautiful, mild winters. San Antonio is a proud military town, as it’s home to Joint Base San Antonio, where Army and Air Force training takes place. Walking the residential streets, locals will pass by any number of architectural wonders, from stunning Spanish Colonial villas to Mission mansions and charming three-story Tudor cottages.
Downtown San Antonio encompasses neighborhoods like King William, Lone Star, Arsenal, and Southtown. The area features San Antonio’s popular River Walk, the beautiful 2.6-acre Travis Park, and a selection of delicious eateries. San Antonio is rich with local history as the hometown of the Alamo and has a lively arts and culture scene as well.
What to Love
San Antonio has a strong mix of urban and suburban vibes. It’s a wonderful place for anyone who wants all the activities and amenities of a bigger city, as the city offers a host of different activities to enjoy. Whether it’s a day out at the theme park, a night at the theater, or a romantic dinner along the River Walk, San Antonio truly has it all.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
San Antonio is a foodie’s paradise, with cultural cuisines from around the world. For upscale American bites served in a bright, contemporary dining room, visit Supper at Hotel Emma. Battalion on S. Alamo Street is a stylish Italian eatery, and Fogo de Chao is the local Brazilian steakhouse. If you’re in the mood for seafood, you can’t go wrong at Rebelle.
For a day of entertainment in San Antonio, the River Walk is the epicenter of the city. From art shows and parades to river rides and classic Texas barbeque, the River Walk always has something new to discover. San Antonio also hosts basketball games by the Spurs at the AT&T Center, and, to embrace their local cowboy culture, locals participate in the San Antonio Rodeo, which features youth and adult competitions. The Majestic Theater is easily San Antonio’s premier venue for plays and musicals, hosting Broadway-caliber performances year-round. For those who prefer films over live shows, the Regal Alamo Quarry Theater is the one to beat.
On an afternoon of retail therapy, the Shops at La Cantera can’t be beat, with more than 100 shops and services to explore, including upscale brands like Hugo Boss, Ann Taylor, and Louis Vuitton. Or, at the North Star Mall, locals can find their next handbag at Coach or Louis Vuitton and styles for the whole family at Guess.
Things to Do
San Antonio is bursting with great activities for the whole family. Combining history and culture, Fiesta San Antonio has been a staple of the city’s yearly calendar since 1891. Originally a parade dedicated to fallen heroes at the Alamo, Fiesta has become a celebration of San Antonio’s diversity. For a day of thrill-seeking, locals can visit Six Flags San Antonio to ride the park’s 13 roller coasters. San Antonio also has SeaWorld for those who want to get up close to dolphins and other aquatic wildlife.
Golf enthusiasts love San Antonio’s annual Valero Texas Open, part of the PGA Tour. The third oldest tournament in the tour, the Valero Open dates back to 1922. For those who prefer to spend the day indoors, San Antonio is best known as the home of the Alamo, the 18th-century Spanish Mission that was the site of the famous fight that ended the Battle of San Jacinto. Finally, there’s the San Antonio Museum of Art on the River Walk, which features more than 30,000 pieces in its collection.