San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
It is a city full of rich history and amazing people. Use the above search for attractions in San Antonio area and Search our Exclusive Directory for tourist attractions in other areas of Texas. In San Antonio, visit the Alamo where you’ll find relics and mementos from the Republic of Texas and narration on the fall of the Alamo. Take a tour through the largest and most spectacular show cavern in Texas at Natural Bridge Caverns. Explore the Riverwalk with 3 miles of unique retail shops, restaurants and nightclubs. Enjoy a breathtaking view from the Tower of the Americas observation deck. You’ll be amazed at all there is to see and do with so many attractions in San Antonio.
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About San Antonio The city captures the spirit of Texas. Now the eighth largest city in the United States, the city has retained its sense of history and tradition, while carefully blending in cosmopolitan progress. Culture and the flavor of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, African-Americans and the Deep South all merge to make a unique and memorable visit. Close to twenty million visitors every year delight in the discovery of it’s charms.
For history buffs, the city is your place! Native Americans first lived along the San Antonio River, calling the area “Yanaguana,” which means “refreshing waters,” or “clear waters.” Spanish explorers and missionaries came upon the river in 1691, and because it was the feast day of St. Anthony, they renamed the river “San Antonio.” The founding of the city came in 1718 by Father Antonio Olivares, when he established Mission San Antonio de Valero, which became permanently etched in the annals of history in 1836 as The Alamo. Here, 189 defenders held the old mission against some 4,000 Mexican troops for 13 days. The cry “Remember the Alamo” became the rallying point of the Texan revolution against Mexico. Still preserved in the heart of downtown, today The Alamo is a shrine and museum. A tour of downtown San Antonio will show you centuries of history.