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San Antonio is situated in the southern part of Texas. Widely known as a major industrial center and an important tourist destination, the city attracts nearly 20 million travelers a year. A river with the same name passes through San Antonio. There is an incredibly beautiful promenade built along the river. Naturally, this part of the city is the most picturesque and liveliest.
San Antonio is a popular family resort. Therefore, many entertainments are focused on travelers with children. The Morgan's Wonderland is an unusual entertainment center that is dedicated to … Open
San Antonio is one of the cities that managed to preserve its Spanish culture including language, music, architecture and lifestyle. It is the first visited by those who come to Texas as besides its unique culture it is also attractive with lots of shops and facilities for entertainment.
San Antonio is the place where first Spanish explorers landed in the late 17th century. That significant event took place on June 13, 1691. This day falls on a religious holiday, the Day of St. Antonio, which is traditionally celebrated in Spain. That is the reason why Spanish explorers decided to name the new area and the river after the Catholic saint. Already in 1716, it was decided to create a new civilian settlement in the area. A military garrison was also established there. Gradually, residential buildings and farms started appearing around the garrison. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
It’s not an easy task to define the best hotels among the hundreds in San Antonio. However, some of them are particularly popular with tourists. Travelers, who want to enjoy a luxury … Open
The rapidly growing city faced many important events in its history, including a fierce war for the independence and a new influx of immigrants. Until now, the multinational culture remains one of the distinctive features of the modern city. It has found reflection almost everywhere: in unique architecture and cultural traditions, in cooking and contemporary lifestyle of the city’s residents. San Antonio has many interesting national symbols. Its cultural calendar has a striking number of colorful festivals and other events.
In summer, the festival Fiesta Noche del Rio is traditionally organized in the city. River Walk waterfront is the usual venue for the event. Guests of the festival have an opportunity to watch spectacular dance performances and learn how to dance flamenco. Many original folklore events take place in the city during the festival.
The Alamo Mission Fortress is the main historical symbol of the city and the most important landmark of Texas. The history of this outstanding structure is very unusual. It is the former … Open
The Spanish heritage of the city is presented in the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park. Beyond taking in the sights and sounds of San Antonio, tourists can sample some of its world famous Tex-Mex cuisine in many fine restaurants located throughout the city. Mexican restaurants are abundant in virtually all parts of town. Most of them are relatively inexpensive. Some outstanding examples of Tex-Mex eateries include Jacala on West Avenue on the near Northwest side, La Hacienda de Los Barrios on the North East side, and Los Barrios on the near North side of town.
There is one more unusual national symbol. It is the spicy “chili” dish. It is believed San Antonio was the place in America where the dish was cooked for the first time here. In 1893, the world gastronomic exhibition took place in Chicago, and residents of San Antonio participated in it. This is when judges and public saw the fragrant and spicy chili for the first time. Nowadays, the meal is well known to all residents of the United States and is very popular.
San Antonio is a popular family resort. Therefore, many entertainments are focused on travelers with children. The Morgan's Wonderland is an unusual entertainment center that is dedicated to … Open
The modern city with a rich history has a lot of unique attractions. The main historical monument of Texas – the fortress of Alamo Mission - is located in the city. For local residents, it is a symbol of the long-awaited independence. The history of the fortress and its amazing transformation is very unusual. San Antonio is famous for its original theme parks. Therefore, it never ceases to attract travelers with children. The choice of attractions and places of interest in the city is absolutely amazing. The hotel infrastructure of San Antonio will also please tourists.
Mission San José - San Antonio, TX To the service of modern travelers, there are several unique historic hotels, some of which are record holders from The Guinness Book of World Records. Fairmount Hotel is one of these exceptional places. Initially, it was opened in 1906. However, not everyone knows that the legendary hotel has changed its location since 1985. It was literally moved three blocks, so it didn’t hinder the further development of the city’s infrastructure. Fairmount got into the Guinness Book of World Records as the heaviest building in the world that was moved to such an impressive distance. San Antonio is a unique city with amazing symbols and traditions, and everyone who loves travel should definitely visit it.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in San Antonio
♥   Shopping area ' San Antonio River Walk' San Antonio, 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' North Star Mall' San Antonio, 10.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around San Antonio
♥   State Park 'Mt Laurel' , 13.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Inter' , 15.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Hollywood' , 19.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Bamberger' , 20.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Crescent Bend' , 29.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in San Antonio and around
♥   Art museum 'Briscoe Western Art Museum' San Antonio, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Artpace' San Antonio, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Blue Star Contemporary Art Center' San Antonio, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'San Antonio Museum of Art' San Antonio, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'McNay Art Museum' San Antonio, 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Schlitterbahn Water Park

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Schlitterbahn Water Park is deservedly popular among surfing fans that may enjoy a special pool with artificial waves. The aquapark is located in the very scenic natural surroundings. Its comfortable terraces offer views of the green meadows. Those who like outdoor activities are sure to enjoy the place, as the water park is completely open. Its vast territory is equipped with plenty of cozy cafes and restaurants; there are special bungalows with an equipped barbecue area. Schlitterbahn is a perfect holiday destination for those who love nature, outdoor recreation, and active entertainment. … Read further
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