San Antonio refers to a city in the state of Texas which serves as the seat of the county of Bexar. The city is the second largest in the state of Texas and the seventh largest in the USA. The city lies on the banks of the River San Antonio and the San Pedro Creek and is situated on the South eastern fringe of the Texan tableland. Some of the cities that lie in close proximity with the city of San Antonio include Austin, Corpus Christu, Laredo, Nuevo Laredo and Houston.
There are a number of attractions in the city of San Antonio. One such attraction is the Alamo which refers to an eighteenth century church which was later to serve as a fort. The church was used as a fort in the war of independence against a Mexican army of 3,000 soldiers. The other attraction in San Antonio is the Paseo del Rio also known as the River Walk and which runs for several miles along hotels, restaurants and shops. This walk is one level below the streets meaning that the streets need not be closed. The River Walk is famous for its river cruises. To get to these attractions, you need to rent a car in San Antonio.
One of the popular attractions in San Antonio is the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park which overlooks four missions that date to as far back as the eighteenth century. The other attraction is the Brackenridge Park which features among other things cable way and miniature railway for kids, the Japanese Tea Garden and the Chinese Sunken Gardens. The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum are the other popular attraction in San Antonio. The saloon is still in operation and has been in operation for the last century. It features its famous drinks and meals while one is entertained with trick roping, cowboy poet, old west card acts as well as gunfighters. The additional attraction here comes in the form of an arcade and wax museum. To get to these attractions you need to hire a car in San Antonio.
There Casa Navarro State Historic Site is another must see attraction which refers to the home of a central personality in the formation of Texas by the same name. On attraction are the memorabilia of Jose Antonio Navarro. The other attraction here is the Children’s museum which is ideal for kids aged between 2 to 10 years. The museum offers educational displays. To get to these attractions, you need car rental in San Antonio.
There are a number of attraction in San Antonio including the Cowboy Museum, Edward Steves Homestead, Hemis Fair Park, Hertzberg Circus Museum, King William Historic District, Lyric Opera, Malibu Castle, Market Square, McNay Art Museum, Mexican Cultural Institute, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, Plaza Theater of Wax, San Angel Folk Art, San Antonio Botanical Gardens, and much more.
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