With its year-round perfect weather, celebrated monuments of Texas history, lush landscapes and modern-day attractions, San Antonio is the most visited city in Texas and one of the top tourist destinations in the country.
San Antonio’s Spanish roots date back to 1718, and the city’s rich heritage is reflected in beautifully preserved historic buildings like the Spanish Governor’s Palace and San Fernando Cathedral, and at the missions of Concepcion, San José, Espada, San Juan Capistrano and, of course, the world-famous Alamo.
The city’s Texas Hill Country is filled with charming towns settled by European immigrants and a burgeoning wine scene, perfect for an afternoon of wine tasting. For art lovers, San Antonio has dozens of public museums, private galleries, theaters and a vibrant music and performing arts community. And for nature lovers, no visit to the city would be complete without visits to the Natural Bridge Caverns, San Antonio Botanical Garden—a 35-acre natural oasis in the middle of the city—and the spectacular River Walk, a veritable urban sanctuary along the San Antonio River.
With so much to see and do, you’re bound to work up quite an appetite in the cradle of Tex-Mex. Satisfy your palate with local specialties, or dine at one of the hundreds of Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German, Vietnamese or Indian restaurants. Be sure to also stop by the Culinary Institute of America, the nation’s premier culinary college, for the latest in modern fare or to take a cooking class of your own.
No matter how you choose to spend your days and nights, a Texas-sized adventure awaits you in San Antonio.