San Antonio Vacations

San Antonio holds a special place in the hearts of those who love Davy Crockett, as it is the home of the Alamo, site of the famous 1836 battle which saw the demise of the folksy, raccoon-cap wearing hero. After viewing the fort, stroll along the Riverwalk, packed with bars and restaurants popular by night and by day. San Antonio also has one of ... Read more
the most vibrant Tex-Mex cultures in the States, with the majority of the population claiming some Hispanic heritage. Fiesta is a 10 day yearly celebration run entirely by non-profits who use the party to fund philanthropy throughout the year. Rodeos and Six Flags amusement park provide for some stomach churning fun. Aside from tourism, the economy is also bolstered by a strong military presence. In short, San Antonio is eclectic, diverse, and definitely more than meets the eye.

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Temperatures in San Antonio have been known to break into the triple digits (above 38C) starting in May and even as late as October. To say it gets hot during this extended summer in an understatement. Winter, ... Read more
on the other hand, is cool, averaging 65F (18C), but often damp. If you are planning outdoor activities, April and late October are your best bets. The city rarely fills up completely, but big festivals like the Fiesta San Antonio in April and the Texas Folklife Festival in June can attract visitors and temporarily spike hotel prices, so check a calendar and book in advance.

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San Antonio reviews & trip reports

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    Outdoor Enthusiasts
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Local from San Antonio, Texas

There is so much to do in San Antonio. It's the seventh largest city but has a small town feel to it. If you cannot find something to do then you have not left your house.

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Bangkok, Thailand

Could have easily spend a lot more time here only 2 days was not enough but we had a tight schedule. Family nightlife is obvious and along the stream or canal is a raft of bars and eateries for the party people

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Austin, Texas, USA

Downtown San Antonio offers many great sights! After walking off your food down by the river walk take a walk upstairs on the downtown streets. Lots of historical architecture!

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San Francisco, California, USA

I've popped in and out of San Antonio a few times for work trips and always have been pleasantly surprised by it. The San Antonio River Walk is really neat even if you only have a few spare minutes to check it out during a conference.

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Marquette

I love love love this city!!! It has everything you need from being trendy cool person.

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One of those places that is perfect for tourists because of how close everything is. Love the River Walk! So much to see, to little time!

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA

San Antonio has everything you could want in a Texan city. It offers plenty of western history, cowboy culture, and a nice selection of restaurants and bars along the river walk.

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Tejas Rodeo Company. (Tejas) means Texas in Spanish. The greatest show on the earth. Highly recommended. Every Saturday only.Tejas Rodeo Company
401 Obst Road
Bulverde, Texas 78163
(830) 980-2226
info@tejasrodeo.com

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New York City, New York State, USA

Travel + Leisure readers have always loved the Alamo city’s chili-sauced Tex-Mex, but some of its emerging barbecue has a cutting-edge style. At the Granary ’Cue & Brew, within the rehabbed Pearl brewery, the menu features classic brisket and house-made sausage, along with grilled quail, root beer–sautéed scallops, and Texas toast glazed with a mixture of brisket drippings, butter, and sea salt. Just outside town, Texas Pride Barbecue keeps it classic; based in a former filling station, it offers a bikers’ night as well as a quasi-vegetarian giant baked potato (stuffed with cheese and chopped brisket).

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Austin, Texas

San Antonio is a great city with plenty of things to do for people of all ages. The Riverwalk is fun, the Alamo is a must-see, and there are plenty of museums and activities within close proximity of both of those tourist destinations. If you like sports, be sure to see one of the professional teams play while you visit.

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