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With a population of over one million, San Antonio, Texas is big in every way. With varied historical, cultural and downright fun attractions, San Antonio sees well over 20 million visitors to the city every year. From its friendly residents, Texas home-style cooking and renowned Mexican fare to exciting nightlife, it's no wonder that so many people call San Antonio home and so many more travel to Texas to visit this timeless city on the river.
San Antonio Atractions
San Antonio is home to some of the most exciting and unique attractions in Texas. The historic River Walk winds almost three miles through the heart of San Antonio and it features many of San Antonio's most spectacular hotels, restaurants, night clubs, bars, shopping centers and businesses. One of San Antonio’s, and the United States’, most photographed attractions is The Alamo, and should not be missed by anyone visiting the city. The museum tells the story for The Alamo’s fall and displays interesting historical artifacts. For more history, La Villita (the Little Village) in the heart of San Antonio has been restored to look as it did when the Spanish built it in the 1700s.
Of course, San Antonio has much more to offer than historical sites. Outside San Antonio sits the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, rated as the country’s best water park by the Travel Channel. Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort has over 3 miles of tubing adventures, 7 children’s water playgrounds, 17 water slides, the world’s first surfing machine, and 3 uphill water coasters spread over 65 acres of fun! Also, Sea World San Antonio is loved by marine fans and offers shows, rides and a vast animal park. From Shamu to dolphins, sharks, seals, sea lions and much more, SeaWorld San Antonio is the world's largest marine life park.
San Antonio Restaurants
San Antonio’s diverse culture makes it a prime location to sample delicious cuisine from all over the world. Try German bakeries, Mexican cantinas, French bistros and or Italian trattorias. You will taste the world here in San Antonio. Visitors to the vibrant downtown of Alamo City love strolling along the River Walk after a tasty meal at one of the city’s many restaurants.
Citrus Restaurant, at the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, offers a contemporary New American menu prepared in elegant, imaginative ways. ORO Restaurant and Bar, located across the street from the Alamo, prepares Mediterranean food to perfection. For those in the mood for perfectly seared steaks, The Palm, Morton’s Steakhouse, Bohanan’s and the Chart House will delight the taste buds. San Antonio is also well known for having excellent Italian and Contemporary American eateries. From French cuisine to good old-fashioned comfort food, downtown San Antonio has something for everyone.
Shopping in San Antonio
No matter if you are looking for indoor malls, outdoor malls, antiques, boutiques, crafts or maybe just some souvenirs... San Anthonio has it all. Experience the perfect day of shopping at Round Rock Premium Outlets. This shopping mall has a large collection of designer and name brand outlets stores, including Adidas, Banana Republic Factory Store, Burberry, Coach, Kenneth Cole, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger.
Also, stop to shop in La Villita a Historic Arts Village- located on the south bank of the San Antonio River. The history of this small village combined with the present day culture of San Antonio, brings a wonderful array treasures to be discovered. La Villita is home to many stores including art galleries, craft shops, jewellery shops, and clothing stores. Souvenirs store called "The Oddest Store in the World", has a history almost as old as the Buckhorn itself! Here you will find silver belt buckle sets, beaded gloves, t-shirts, mugs, the film and batteries you forgot, and many delightful items that could only come from Texas.
San Antonio Weather
With 300 days of sunshine a year, San Antonio is an ideal destination year round. Warm summers and mild winters are complemented by a very pleasant spring and fall. On average, July is the warmest month, and January is the coolest. The average annual precipitation for San Antonio is just 29.05 inches.
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