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Main and Military Plazas Historic DistrictHistoric quarters0.1km
Cathedral of San FernandoCathedrals0.2km
San Fernando CathedralReligion0.2km
Aztec TheatreTheatre0.2km
San Antonio City HallTown halls0.3km
Spanish Governor's PalaceArchitecture0.4km
Arneson River TheaterTheatre0.4km
Casa Navarro State Historic SiteMuseums0.5km
Little Church of La VillitaReligion0.4km
San Antonio SegwaysMuseums0.5km
Charlene McCombs Empire TheatreTheatre0.3km
Majestic TheatreTheatre0.4km
San Antonio Majestic TheaterTheatre0.3km
Saint joseph catholic churchReligion0.6km
Buckhorn Museum & SaloonMuseums0.4km


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Category: Cities, Local time: 08:08:01, Address: San Antonio, TX, USA, Official WWW website:

Pros

nice people
nice weather
delicious meals
bustling destination
inexpensive
flat surrounding area

Cons

uncomfortable summer temperature
unpleasant humidity
overcrowded
chilly in winter
poor or deceitful service

Suitable for

shopping
history
nightlife
cruises
study
active vacation
carnivals
health tourism

Why to go there?

old&new architecture

Transportation and means of transport

railway
air
international airport

business travel (industry)

automobile


Information and Facts

GPS: 29.4236, -98.4923
Altitude: 207 m
Population: 1 3,00 ,000
Foundation (year): 1718
Last update: Oct 21, 2012 6:27:00 AM

San Antonio: Reviews

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 Aura: 69Reviews: 124Jan 18, 2011 9:46:38 PM
San Antonio is the second most densely populated city in Texas, USA. It is considered as the most beautiful city in Texas. The main symbol of San Antonio is an old Spanish mission Alamo , the locality where in 1836 the key events during the fight for independence of Texas took place. Most of the population in the city San Antonio are Hispanic or Latino. The architecture in the city and its atmosphere is a blend of many cultures, interwoven with Spanish charm.

Truly unique city

San Antonio is ranked among the most picturesque and lively cities in the United States of America . It is frequently visited due to a variety of attractions, amusement parks and historic monuments.

Festivals and cultural events

San Antonio is a very important cultural and artistic centre as well. Every year, popular festivals and events take place in San Antonio, and they attract great many tourists, in particular from other states of the/c/severni-amerika-4/usa-238/USA . Today´s San Antonio, due to the high concentration of tourist attractions, historic monuments and unique restaurants, keeps at the top among most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Important facts

San Antonio is located in the state Texas, in Bexar County, in the south of the United States of America . It is situated on the banks of the San Antonio River. The city of San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the USA. It has a population of approximately 1.3 million, most of them of Hispanic origin. The leading industry is pharmaceutics. There are several very important hospitals and research institutes. San Antonio is known for the base of American Air Force which provides trainings for soldiers of NATO member armies. The city of San Antonio occupies approximately 1100 km2. It is located in the humid, subtropical climatic zone. July and August are the hottest months, with average temperature 35°C. The coldest month is January (-18 C) . Typical rainy seasons are connected with May, June and October.

Transport

There is an important airport in San Antonio (San Antonio International Airport) , located approximately 9 km from the city center. To travel to the city center, you can use regular shuttles or taxis. Most of big hotels in the city of San Antonio are able to offer their guests transfer to the airport for free. Prices for taxi services are considerably higher in attractive parts of the city. San Antonio offers several unique types of city mass transport - for example, you can enjoy a ride in a streetcar which originates from the 1850s. It is operated in the most attractive parts of the city, and it stops at historic monuments and other places interesting for tourists, including the already mentioned Spanish mission Alamo, several museums, frequently visited shops and restaurants. Nearly all monuments are accessible by means of a special tourist coach (Sightseer Special, Bus 7) . Another tourist attraction is the River Taxi which stops at 39 locations along the famous San Antonio River Walk, which is the second most frequently visited tourist attraction in San Antonio. The water taxi will take you along restaurants, shops, night clubs and historic monuments. The San Antonio River Walk is a sightseeing route along the San Antonio River, directed along well-maintained paths in subtropical parks as well as over bridges - which evokes the impression of Italian Venice.

San Antonio River Walk

If you take the route called The San Antonio River Walk, you can see most of tourist attractions in San Antonio, including the open-air theater ( Arneson River Theater) and the artistic quarter called La Villita, as well as numerous restaurants, little shops and galleries, including the art museum.

Restaurants and Mexican cuisine

The most sought-for restaurant in San Antonio is called the Buckhorn Saloon, and it is the largest facility of this type in Texas. The historic building situated near the city centre is a restaurant and a bar, visited by thousands of tourists every day, as well as a museum dedicated to Texas rangers. Mexican restaurants are spread nearly everywhere in San Antonio. Typical Texas cuisine, the so-called tex-mex meals, can be found in the best-known restaurants in the city – Jacala (West Avenue) , La Hacienda de Los Barrios (North East) and Los Barrios (in the city center) . People on lower budget may prefer Alamo Heights Restaurants and the restaurants a little bit further from the city center.

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