“San Antonio, Spanish for Saint Anthony, has a long, storied history. First part of the Spanish empire, and then Mexico, but today…it’s America. San Antonio has a beautiful way of blending different cultures and time periods that reflect its history.”
San Antonio is a proud home to over 1.5 million people. It’s the seventh biggest city in the United States and the 2nd biggest in the great state of Texas. That’s a long way from where it all began. In 1718 San Antonio was merely a colonial outpost for the Spanish empire. Now it’s home to professional sports teams, an Air Force base, and six Fortune 500 companies.
San Antonio is an amazing place to visit. The culture is rich and lively, bursting through the seams as you walk down the streets. The weather is nice all year, so there’s never a bad time to be here, there’s so much to see and do. If you love history and culture, one of the first places you’ll want to visit is the Missions National Historical Park. It includes the Alamo along with the city’s four southernmost Spanish colonial missions – Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada. More interested in Family Fun? How about checking out the Witte Museum, iFly, or the GO RIO San Antonio Cruises.
A city like this is about more than good times, great food, and a rich past. Great cities are great because of their future. San Antonio is no exception to the rule. One of the fastest growing cities in the United States from 1990 to 2010, it forms part of a megaregion known as the Texas Triangle. With attractions like the River Walk, the San Fernando Cathedral, and the Fairmount Hotel, San Antonio’s future is going to be bright for years to come.