Standing proudly as the icon of Texas independence, and nestled on the banks of an ancient river, San Antonio is home to the nation’s oldest surviving cathedral. Now the eight largest city in America, San Antonio maintains an unpretentious air while welcoming visitors with open arms.
1. Remember the Alamo. These famous words were bellowed more than 200 miles from San Antonio and served as the motivating factor in securing Texas independence. The Alamo now stands, much smaller than most people envision, as a memorial to the heroes who died fighting against the much bigger, and stronger Mexican army.
2. Find romance on the River Walk. The Paseo del Rio is a romantic dining and entertainment area in downtown San Antonio. The picturesque cobbled streets line the San Antonio River and offer guests the choice of relaxing in a quiet, secluded area, or enjoying the noisy gathering of mariachi bands, restaurants, and bars.
3. Visit Hemisfair Park. Formally the site of the 1968 World’s Fair, Hemisfair Park is home to the impressive Tower of the Americas. Rising more than 150 feet into the air, the Tower of the Americas offers visitors a birds-eye view of San Antonio from either the observation deck or the revolving restaurant.
4. Experience SeaWorld San Antonio. Live shows, theme park rides, and water park excitement make SeaWorld San Antonio a meaningful trip. Include dolphin feeding, interacting with endangered-species birds, and a face-to-face encounter with live sharks, and it becomes a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
5. Eat lunch like a cowboy at the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum. A visit to the exhibit hall will introduce guests to “Old Tex,” a longhorn with a horn span of over eight feet. View the extensive collection of Lone Star beer memorabilia while kicking back at the 100+ year old bar.