History Runs Deep in San Antonio
An iconic history and deep-rooted culture have crafted a city unlike any other—San Antonio. This most historic of Texas cities began with Spanish colonial missions. Constructed of limestone and nestled along the banks of the San Antonio River, they forever changed the face of Texas. Among them, is the Alamo, famed by its epic 1836 battle during the Texas Revolution. Here, living history demonstrations are available on the first Saturday of every month and battle reenactments are scheduled throughout the year.
Yet this is only the beginning of what has become San Antonio, a sprawling, modern-day city with a beautiful culture. This artful destination has a worldly appeal comprised of German and Latino influences, among others. Escape to the Monet-like setting of the River Walk, where stone paths follow the river to hotels, sidewalk cafes, boutiques and historic districts. The River Walk was extended in 2009, connecting downtown with museums, cultural districts and the historic Pearl Brewery. A little further north is the Witte Museum, which is about to welcome the South Texas Heritage Center that will provide engaging experiences of South Texans including Texas Indians, Spanish settlers, Tejanos, ranchers, trail drivers, farmers and oil and gas industry leaders.
Immerse yourself in the fruits of San Antonio’s culture at Market Square, the largest Mexican market north of the Rio Grande. Stroll beneath streams of papel picado (colorful Mexican tissue paper cut into elaborate designs) and discover shops filled with Talavera ceramics, jewelry and local and imported art while the faint sounds of mariachis echo in the distance.
Vineyards have taken root along the arc of San Antonio’s northern edge, inspiring a destination rich with luxury resorts, while theme parks SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas await adventurers. This surprising mix of beauty and authenticity is just another chapter in the story of San Antonio; a story that will move you—Deep. In the heart.
There’s always more San Antonio to discover. For additional information, go to www.visitsanantonio.com.
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