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The Alamo

Since its simple beginnings back in 8000 BC when the Paleo Indians hunted and gathered along the San Antonio River called Yanaguana, to 1535 when Spanish explorers crossed paths here, till finally in 1691 a Governor of Tejas was established for the area and in 1718 "Villa de San Fernando", San Antonio found it's in place in history.

San Antonio is a city rich in culture, arts, history and traditions. I was truly amazed with so much too see and I barely scratched the surface. As usual, I walk a lot when visiting a city because it's the only way to really take a look up close of the people who live there and all the wonderful history it has to share. Everyone was friendly, helpful and really seemed darn cheery. For obvious reasons, the Alamo (Mission de Valero) is a center of much attraction for the city of San Antonio and second is the River walk which is spectacular for shops, restaurants, and entertainment

The Alamo Wall of Time

This is a wonderful presentation of a time line of history of the city. From their simple beginnings to what it is today. Take some time to explore the whole square.

Beautiful Gardens

During my visit in April, they are had some spectacular blooms everywhere in the court yard. Very lovely and breath taking!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots to see and do here and lots of friendly people to meet!
  • Cons:The freeways stink and their road engineers need to be slapped!
  • In a nutshell:You must visit even if it's just to see the Riverwalk or Alamo!
  • Last visit to San Antonio: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    ARCHITECTURE tips are excellent. Great restaurants; just lovely. History is fascinating, and your tips are stuffed full of interesting, helpful information. I agree about local tours. Riverfront is marvelous.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    Ah, of course, the city is dedicated to "my" San Antonio :-) I love the riverwalk and, lol, if it is the Venice of Texas, then there shall be no railings :-) Beautiful old houses :-))

  • TheTravelSlut's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Great tips and pics as usual--thanks! :-)

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2009 at 10:09 PM

    Dee, know your Fort Worth pages, now your San Antonio pages. May be going to both in November. Yeehaw! Larry

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2009 at 4:10 AM

    Excellent San Antonio page with wonderful photos! Ripley's Haunted Adventure and Buckhorn Saloon indeed look interesting to visit and explore. Bexar County Courthouse and Riverwalk certainly look amazing! ~ho & pang

  • msbrandysue's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2009 at 9:46 PM

    I just wanted to say hi from San Antonio!! Came for the weekend :)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2009 at 3:58 AM

    I especially liked your Off the Beaten Path tips about buildings & unusual things you noticed in San Antonio. I spent a week there for a convention in 1989 and liked the River Walk a lot, but was too busy to see most of the other parts of the city.

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2009 at 4:34 AM

    I love eating al fresco - that Riverwalk is inviting - relaxing

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2009 at 2:07 AM

    Did not know you could write poems! Nice description of the River Walk (and 300 yo cypress tree!)-- I would love to bring the twins there! I saw Eva Longoria talking about it...Tower Life faces look scary!Norman :)

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2009 at 8:40 AM

    very interesting page and nice photos. we lived here in 1970 when the river boats had no guides with speeches - just floated up and back. appreciate the historical buildings a lot, also cenotaph explanation. excellent and enjoyable page.


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