Located in the American Southwest and the southwestern corner of the urban area Texas Triangle, City of San Antonio, or simply San Antonio, named after Saint Anthony Padua, is the 2nd largest city of Texas and has the 24th largest metropolitan area in the US. The Downtown San Antonio is vibrant and bustling, and with the Hill Country, South Texas Plains and Prairie and Lakes just within its boundaries, the city promises a lot of outdoor activities and recreational trips to all tourists traveling here.
The doors of San Antonio International Airport welcome people all over the globe who want to witness the beauty of San Antonio. From there, shuttle services or taxis lead them to their chosen destinations. The perfect weather makes it ideal to roam the city’s downtown by foot, and for touring the entire city, there are taxis, buses and car rental services available. Securing a one day pass or a one month pass is the cheaper way of touring the city.
San Antonio is a big, interesting city and visiting just in one day is not enough. For tourists spending the weekend in San Antonio, budgeted accommodations such as San Antonio International Hostel to upscale hotels like The Grand Fleur de Lis are found in the Downtown and in every corner of San Antonio. Complete the San Antonio experience by dining and eating out in its wide array of restaurants. As Hispanic dishes found a home in San Antonio, Tex Mex and Spanish restaurants are aplenty in the city. There are also German bakeries, French bistros, Italian restaurants and Asian take- out found in every turn, complementing the traditional American all-time favorite and fast food chain restaurants.
When exploring San Antonio, the Alamo has got to be either the first stop or the last stop of the tour. It is a former mission and fortress and plays a huge role during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Now, it serves as a museum in the Alamo Plaza District of Downtown San Antonio. Millions of visitors are treated to an oasis-like trip through the river walks, where the activity serves as the gateway to San Antonio’s lush landscapes, cypress-filled streets, arched stone bridges and other historical and cultural spots of the city. The colorful umbrellas that line in the San Antonio River are enticing and no tourist leaves the river walk tour without trying out one of the river walk cuisine.
The family will be given their most memorable and thrilling experience in San Antonio’s theme and adventure parks such as the Seaword San Antonio and the Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Children can be up-close and personal to the exotic and rare animas of San Antonio Zoo and its caves. And being the only city where the Hispanic tradition and influences are very much alive, Fiesta, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and Texas Folklife Festival are all worthy to witness in San Antonio and to participate in its fun-filled events.