San Antonio Texas City Guide


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San Antonio Texas City Profile

San Antonio Texas, the "Alamo City," is located in the northern South Texas region and claims about 1.9 million residents in its metropolitan area. San Antonio is famous for its Riverwalk, which is a network of walkways around the San Antonio River linking major attractions and lined with restaurants, hotels, and shops. Riverwalk is considered by many the most successful pedestrian-only walkway on the continent.

San Antonio also is home to one of three SeaWorld Resorts and a Six Flags Theme Park. For these reasons, it boasts 20 million tourists visiting its restaurants, hotels, and attractions per year. Every February, it also features the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, for those who want to see a rodeo and experience the cowboy culture.

San Antonio Texas Facts at a Glance:

  • San Antonio was named after the Portuguese Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day it was when Spanish explorers stopped in the area in 1691.
  • The Battle of the Alamo took place at the Alamo mission in San Antonio Texas between Mexico and the rebel Texan army in 1836.
  • San Antonio is known for its large Tejano population, which are people of Mexican decent born and living in Texas. Tejanos tend to be well-integrated into both Hispanic and Anglo-American cultures.
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