SAN ANTONIO
DISCOVERED HERESHAQUILLE O’NEAL
NICKNAME‘MILITARY CITY USA’
BATTLE OF THE ALAMOFEB. 23, 1836
Known for its famed River Walk that winds its way through, San Antonio thrills visitors with its many restaurants, shops, galleries and activities. Come night time, the River Walk is all lit up as tourists can take in live music, dancing, concerts and much more.
And for sports lovers, this city is one of Texas’s top destinations. The Spurs are usually on fire, while their soccer team, the Thunder, have become incredibly popular in the last few years. As far as college action, San Antonio is home to the Univ. of Texas at San Antonio, and the UTAS Roadrunners participate in football, baseball and basketball. The city also hosts the Alamo Bowl every year.
  • RIVER WALK

    At its heart, the city is about this walk. In fact, over the years they’ve become known as the River City. And it’s not just about eating, shopping and drinking; along the River Walk you can also find spas, extreme adventure activities, scooter tours, a river taxi tour—the things to do and see are truly endless. The Historic Market square is one of the largest outdoor Mexican markets in the country, and there are also countless artistic enclaves along the River Walk as well.

  • THE ALAMO

    Situated in San Antonio’s downtown, this is by far the top tourist attraction. The historic district right around the renowned site helps immerse visitors in this quintessential San Antonio experience. Drawing about 2.5 million visitors per year, the Alamo managed by the Daughter’s of the Republic of Texas.

  • BRACKENRIDGE PARK

    Located at the river headwaters, the park encompasses over 300 acres. More than just beautiful urban green space, it houses the San Antonio Zoo, The Botanical Gardens and even a Japanese Tea Garden.

  • THE SPURS

    San Antonio's favorite sports team is the NBA's Spurs. The team quietly built a dynasty with 5 NBA titles between 1999 and 2014.

THE WEATHER
  • San Antonio is a major city with activity year round. Winter is a relatively slower time for outdoor activities as the weather is cool. However, the sports scene is hot. The Spurs are in season and visitors come for college football's Alamo Bowl.

  • Spring is a great time in San Antonio, with lots of events. April has highs around 80 degrees and it is relatively dry.

  • Summers are crowded and hot. Daily highs are in the mid-90s. Most experts recommend skipping summers in favor of the less-crowded spring or fall.

  • Fall is another great time in San Antonio. The hotel rates are cheaper than the summer, but the weather remains warm. October highs are around 80 degrees.