As the second largest city in the great Lone Star State, San Antonio is bursting at the seams with culture, entertainment, and fun for an excellent vacation of any kind. Whether you’re in the area for an educational adventure, family reunion, or somewhere in between, San Antonio will rise to the challenge to be the best destination you could find.
A historical city for its involvement in the Texas Revolution, the Mexican-American War in the mid-1800s, and the Civil War, San Antonio is rife with landmarks and memorials starting with the Alamo. The site commemorates the efforts of a small group of Texans who held the fort, formerly a mission church, for thirteen days against the Centralist Army of General Santa Anna in 1836. Other historic attractions include the Mission churches of San Jose and Concepcion, both established in the 18th century by Catholic missionaries.
If you’re in San Antonio purely for pleasure, head straight to the Riverwalk for the quintessential San Antonio mixture of cultures, entertainment, dining, and relaxation. Cruise down the San Antonio River on a riverboat and dine with your group to live music or shop your way through Rivercenter Mall only a few blocks away. San Antonio is also home to some of the best theme parks in Texas including SeaWorld, WonderWorld Park, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. These world-class destinations feature rides such as the world’s tallest roller coaster loop, the tallest waterpark slide, the first out of water inner tube conveyor belt, the longest waterpark ride, and the first 4D free-fly coaster, Batman.
A sightseeing tour is recommended to get the most out of your trip to San Antonio. Try Alamo Trolley for a hop-on, hop-off style of touring that allows you to spend as much time as you want at each stop before moving along.