"San Antonio de Bejar, Tejas" San Antonio by basstbn

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Texas' Most Famous Building

San Antonio is a wonderful destination for travelers. Everyone knows about the Alamo, shown here. The dramatic story of the battle for this mission chapel has been the focal point for a number of movies.

However, there is a great deal more to see in this exciting and culturally diverse city. Our stay was brief (two days), so we did not come close to experiencing all that San Antonio had to offer.

The River Walk (Paseo del Rio)

The River Walk is San Antonio's most frequently visited destination, due to its popularity with locals, as well as visiting out-of-towners. The banks of the San Antonio River are lined with sub-tropical gardens, restaurants, nightclubs, and retail shops. People queue up for long waits to take the boat tour.

The Spanish Governor's Palace

This ten-room Spanish Governor's Mansion in San Antonio became the seat of Spanish colonial government in 1772. Walk through the restored rooms and relax in the peaceful courtyard.

Quiz time: what are the six flags that have flown over Texas?

Answer: Spain (1519-1685 and 1690-1821), France (1685-1690), Mexico (1821-1836), Republic of Texas (1836-1845), Confederate States of America (1861-1865), the USA (1845-1861 and 1865-present).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great attractions, terrific Mexican food, excellent day trips.
  • Cons:Super Hot in Summer
  • In a nutshell:I'm ready to go back!!!
  • Last visit to San Antonio: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2008 at 9:28 AM

    Thanks for the good review of San Antonio. We will be spending a few days there towards the end of March. Greetings from Augusta, GA! Marcia

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2006 at 6:30 AM

    We're planning a trip to San Antonio this year--I've heard so much about it, can't wait to visit! Thanks for the preview!

  • morgane1692's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2004 at 7:07 AM

    The 1st time you saw the Alamo, weren't you amazed it's no longer out in the middle of nowhere? Disheartening really, makes it a bit harder to imagine this spot 168 years ago. When there weren't paved roads and that looming Marriott behind it...grrr...;-)


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