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Visiting San Antonio

Home of The Alamo. Gateway to southern Texas. Whatever its claim to fame, San Antonio exudes true Tex-Mex style. With Mexican-Americans making up more than half its population, the city’s heritage seeps into almost everything—the Pueblo architecture, the mariachi music, and even the tamales in the city's excellent restaurants. As for tourist pleasures, the downtown is small enough to stroll, the River Walk is an ideal stop for a waterside margarita, and local bars keep the energy pumping with live Tejano and country music. History buffs will enjoy the missions along the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, while kids and adults alike will thrill to the offerings at SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a... Read More
Home of The Alamo. Gateway to southern Texas. Whatever its claim to fame, San Antonio exudes true Tex-Mex style. With Mexican-Americans making up more than half its population, the city’s heritage seeps into almost everything—the Pueblo architecture, the mariachi music, and even the tamales in the city's excellent restaurants. As for tourist pleasures, the downtown is small enough to stroll, the River Walk is an ideal stop for a waterside margarita, and local bars keep the energy pumping with live Tejano and country music. History buffs will enjoy the missions along the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, while kids and adults alike will thrill to the offerings at SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

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Stories and Tips San Antonio

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Alamo St Festival

Written by stomps on 03 Jan, 2007

After dinner, at around 8:30, we decided to check out the partying going on outside the hotel before it got too packed. The main center of the partying was not the Riverwalk, which still had a number of people on it, but rather, on South…Read More


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Traditions Live On

Written by Idler on 17 Aug, 2006

Traditions Live On in San AntonioOne thing that becomes immediately apparent to even a casual visitor is that San Antonio is a composite, blending diverse ethnic groups and heritages. German, American Indian, Eastern European, African-American, Southern, Western, but above all a vibrant Hispanic legacy…Read More


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Preserving a Rich Architectural Heritage

Written by Idler on 17 Aug, 2006

Preserving a Rich Architectural HeritageSan Antonio was one of the first cities west of Mississippi to make a concerted effort to preserve its historic buildings, beginning back in 1924 with the foundation of the San Antonio Conservation Society. Not only has this guaranteed that…Read More


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Deep in the Heart of Texas

Written by hagnel2 on 16 Jun, 2006

We left our Inn at 8:30am and returned at 10:30pm. Tired slightly inebriated and in love with this city.We started our walk along the river beside our Inn, a tree-shaded area alive with joggers and walkers. We soon discovered the waterfall that lulled us last…Read More


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Things to do with the Kids

Written by melissabowman on 19 Apr, 2007

San Antonio has a few amusement parks that would make tons of fun for the children. I have not been to any of these places, but was amazed by what was available and thought I would share this for future travelers with kids. For starters,…Read More


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New Year's Across San Antonio

Written by stomps on 03 Jan, 2007

In the hour and a half between when we left the street festival and midnight, we didn’t do anything particularly interesting. Mostly, we just sat and chatted, played with Cristina’s adorable dog, and watched New York’s New Year’s Eve celebrations on TV.At 11:50, the champagne,…Read More


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Trinity University & Canyon Lake

Written by stomps on 03 Jan, 2007

Since we had no plans until 4pm, which was when we had to check into our hotel room, New Year’s Eve morning was a perfect time to have a stroll around Trinity University, one of my brother’s top choices of school for next year. Fortunately,…Read More


A Critique

Written by Roving Alan on 07 Apr, 2006

Just back from the Lone Star State. A friend of ours had gone to San Antonio last year on a conference and had raved about what a cool place it was. My wife had a vacation from work and enough airline miles for free…Read More


Six Flags

Written by kimmmbers on 04 Jul, 2005

Even though I recommend arriving at a theme park 30 minutes early to buy tickets and secure a locker, sometimes children can throw off the schedule. We arrived right at opening time and had to wait in line for a short while to obtain…Read More


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Mathis, TX

Written by micintexp on 29 Mar, 2005

Be Careful!! Mathis, TX is NOT a great area to be in. Let me start from the beginning. We (my aunt and uncle, my husband and his nephew) drove from New Jersey to Texas. It was for the most part a peaceful drive--we would stop…Read More


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