San Antonio, TX
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Around San Antonio
San Antonio Attractions
The Alamo is the anchor of San Antonio’s attractions. A UNESCO World Heritage site, The Alamo was the site of a famous battle during the Mexican-American War of 1846 and is now the state’s most visited attraction. Just steps from The Alamo is San Antonio’s famed River Walk, a winding, five-mile trail that sits along the San Antonio River one story beneath the city’s downtown area. Four missions - in addition to The Alamo – make up the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. The city also has a botanical garden, McNay Art Museum, wildlife ranch, and a professional basketball team, the San Antonio Spurs.
San Antonio Restaurants and Nightlife
San Antonio’s restaurants regularly serve up the state’s staple: Tex-Mex cuisine. Although this conglomeration of a cuisine is what San Antonio is known for, the city’s restaurants can rival the more established culinary capitals throughout the country. San Antonio is known for its rising gastronomy scene and innovative approaches to Italian, Mexican, and French cuisine. San Antonio represents the perfect balance between chef-driven concepts and the South Texas fare that tourists crave.
Mi Tierra’s breakfast tacos have been charming locals in the Mercado district for decades. Southtown, King William, and Pearl Brewery are also restaurant hotspots and host a variety of nightlife locations, from beer-and-burger joints to chic cocktail lounges. The downtown and River Walk area is the city’s center for nightclubs.
San Antonio Culture
San Antonio toes the line between classic Texas culture and embracing the lifestyle of a modern metropolis. The Witte Museum, nestled along the banks of the San Antonio River, is dedicated to natural history and the enduring legacy of the region. Artists from all around the world hold residencies at Artpace, located in a converted 1920s car dealership. San Antonio honors the memory of those who fought in the Battle of the Alamo by holding a 10-day festival called Fiesta. The city’s largest festival, Fiesta, has live music, parades, and sporting events.
San Antonio Transportation
The San Antonio area is very driver-friendly, being serviced by Interstates 410, 10, 35, and 37. Within the city, navigating the narrow city streets can be quite a challenge, especially during the height of tourist season (which runs from November to April). The city is served by VIA Metropolitan Transit, providing several bus routes throughout the city and larger metropolitan area. For a taste of history, VIA also has a retrofitted streetcar that runs through Downtown and Southtown. The city also has an extensive rental bike program called B-Cycle that has stations scattered throughout the city.