San Antonio can be found at the southwestern corner of what is known as the Texas Triangle, and pure Texas it is! With a population of approximately 1,409,200 as of 2011, it remains one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.
San Antonio has many popular attractions, welcoming over 26 million tourists every year who come to enjoy its Spanish colonial Missions which include the Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish Mission now preserved as a museum that marks the 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico, as well as the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, to name but a few.
Read further to learn more about the best things to do in San Antonio!
1. River Walk
A really pleasant (and healthy!) way to get to know this lovely city is by taking a walk along the San Antonio River, now a network of walkways that wind below bridges with two parallel sidewalks filled with busy shops, bars and restaurants connecting to the city’s major tourist venues.
The San Antonio River Walk (known also as Paseo del Río) came about from a devastating flood that took 50 lives, with development of the river’s flood control put in place as the eventual outcome.
The area is now a great tourist attraction, in particular during the yearly Fiesta San Antonio; a springtime festival that features colorfully decorated floats slowly drifting along the river.