Few places in the Lone Star state reflect the old song lyric “Deep in the Heart of Texas” quite the way San Antonio does.
From the rich history found here dating back centuries to the fervent pride for the more recent championship NBA team, everything really is done bigger here, with all the cowboy swagger one would expect. Whether you’re looking to visit some of the oldest standing missions in the country or seeking out the hippest and trendiest neighborhoods in town, “San Antone” as the locals lovingly call it, caters to all manner of preferences to all kinds of visitors.
The second-largest city in Texas has a whopping 1.5 million people calling it home. Its economy is also huge, with robust activity in health care, military and financial services. And it has plenty to show for it with all the great things to do in town. It’s a no brainer to pay a visit to the Alamo so long as you’re here, as it’s one of the most iconic remnants of U.S. history. Then there’s the legendary San Antonio Riverwalk that seems to be a never-ending party loaded with restaurants, bars and tons of energy. Folks looking for more natural diversions can check out the botanical gardens or venture just north of town to see America’s largest caves at the Natural Bridge Caverns. And museum lovers will find an engaging and eclectic array to choose from.