About San Antonio

Located in the northern part of South Texas, San Antonio is filled with culturally significant arts, history, culture, museums and architecture. With the famous River Walk, the historical Spanish missions including the Alamo, the Tower of the Americas, and major theme parks, the city offers something for everyone to enjoy.

The River Walk

The jewel of the city is the famed River Walk which is lined with excellent restaurants, galleries, shops, bars and much more. This crossroads of culture and commerce offers meandering pathways along the banks of the San Antonio River. Take a stroll by foot or float down the river in one of the famous river taxis.

The Spanish Missions (The Alamo)

The Alamo is Texas' top tourist attractions. San Antonio began as a community of five Spanish colonial missions built along the San Antonio River. Today, all five missions are open to the public, including the Alamo. For easy access from mission to mission, San Antonio's 12-mile Mission Trail is perfect and welcomes hiking and biking

King William Historic District

Just south of downtown, the King William Historic District reflects San Antonio's German heritage in a gracious residential area settled in the late 1800s. These beautiful Greek Revival, Victorian and Italianate-style mansions have been well maintained and are considered to comprise one of San Antonio's most elite neighborhoods. Take a self-guided walking tour and get your brochure guides by visiting www.saconservation.org.

La Villita

Along the banks of the River Walk, you'll find La Villita "the little village." Originally established by Spanish soldiers stationed at the Alamo, La Villita has been reincarnated as a historic arts village where beautifully restored residences house galleries and shops full of interesting sights. You might even catch a performance at La Villita's outdoor Arneson River Theatre.

The downtown area also features Cathedral of San Fernando, The Majestic Theatre, HemisFair Park (home of the Tower of the Americas and the Institute of Texan Cultures), El Mercado, the Spanish Governor's Palace, and the historic Menger Hotel. On the northern side of the Alamo complex, beside the Emily Morgan Hotel, is the San Antonio Cavalry Museum, which features cavalry artifacts and exhibits and is frequented by local re-enactors.

Along with the amazing sights and sounds of San Antonio, be sure to sample some of its world famous Tex-Mex cuisine at the many fine restaurants located throughout the city. Mexican restaurants are abundant in virtually all parts of town.