San Antonio, Texas is a city full of unique wonders and attractions that make it a must-visit destination for travelers from all over the world. From its rich Spanish colonial architecture to its vibrant cultural scene, San Antonio has something for everyone. The city is home to the highest concentration of Spanish colonial architecture in North America, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and includes five 18th century missions. The city also boasts the oldest active cathedral sanctuary in the United States and HemisFair Park, home of the World's Fair.
The Marion Koogler McNay Museum of Art contains a remarkable collection of modern French paintings, and the Witte Museum houses artifacts from Texas. The San Antonio Museum of Art has a collection of Latin American art, and the Alameda Museum, which is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute, is dedicated to Latin American culture. The city also has dozens of music, dance and theater organizations, including a professional symphony. SeaWorld San Antonio includes animal attractions and shows, as well as marine animal exhibits.
The Alamodome (199) is the site of conventions, concerts and sporting events. The city's professional basketball team, the Spurs, was one of the most successful NBA franchises of the 21st century. The San Antonio Zoo, which includes an aquarium, is a popular attraction. Annual events include a rodeo (February), the San Antonio Festival (April) and the Texas Folklife Festival (June).
San Antonio has many popular attractions and every year it receives more than 26 million tourists who come to enjoy its Spanish colonial missions, including El Alamo, an 18th century Spanish mission that is now preserved as a museum commemorating the 1836 battle for the independence of Texas from Mexico. Other attractions include the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Brackenridge Park, Japanese tea gardens, The Shops at La Cantera, the Sunken Garden Theater, the Woodlawn Theater, and the Majik Theater, an educational theater for children. Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a safari by car, home to 500 animals (without predators or elephants) of 40 different species, which live within a 400-acre radius of gently sloping wooded hills. As you drive around the private property, you can watch the animals roam freely through their 3 generously sized pastures.
The 38-acre botanical gardens are a great place for a family visit year-round. The missions were established in the early 18th century and were considered a refuge by the population of South Texas after having lived in constant fear of being attacked by Apaches. There are 4 superbly preserved missions to visit, all of them free of charge and all offer a quiet and contemplative environment. This 25-acre park, once a limestone quarry, was renovated and rebuilt and now offers more than 25 attractions.
The restaurant is open every day for breakfast and lunch and before or after lunch you can visit the elegantly restored historic house from 1860. The 1,300,000 square foot center offers shops and shops for all ages and is easy to get around with maps, places to relax and cool off from the sun in shady outdoor seating areas (or heated areas in winter months), as well as clean facilities and a play area for children as well as a play area for children. The museum is located in the former fire station No. You'll have plenty of options to decide what and where to go first; from pulse-pounding roller coasters like the 105-foot-tall Goliath to milder rides for young children; from cooling off at White Water Bay to having fun at one of the many family-friendly attractions such as The Buckarooz; added to this are 520 species of wildlife from around the world some of which have been collected over 100 years including an unprecedented 1 056 pound black stingray and a 10 000 year old prehistoric Irish elk. Recently celebrating 100 years of operation it now has a new place: Zootenial Plaza which offers an excellent restaurant and a one-of-a-kind carousel. Between 6:00 p.m.
and 11:00 p.m., Lollypop Carriage offers carriage rides through downtown San Antonio making sightseeing even more fun. Northwest Side is the location of the main campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio; University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio; and northwest campus of University of Incarnate Word which includes Rosenberg School of Optometry. At time Mexico's independence in 1821 San Antonio was along with Goliad Nacogdoches three Spanish communities established in Texas. Walking trails offer easy access to most city's tourist destinations such as Missions San Antonio Museum Art Pearl Brewery area. According San Antonio Convention Visitors Bureau city receives around 32 million tourists year. San Antonio radio diversified due influx non-Texan Latinos mostly East Coast who serve city's various military bases well immigrants Mexico. As light projected onto cathedral tells story San Antonio surroundings since inception. Despite relatively large size city proper metropolitan area population still only 2 million people making it one most populous cities United States. San Antonio truly unique destination that offers something everyone whether you're looking explore city's rich history take part vibrant cultural scene or just relax enjoy natural beauty city has offer there something everyone enjoy.