Equally hip and historic, San Antonio is big on culture and natural beauty. This south-central Texas city is best known for the Alamo, an 18th-century battleground that’s now a museum. The surrounding River Walk offers 5 miles of artsy bustle: think artisanal shops, cafes overlooking the San Antonio River, and vibrant museums.

    The city’s unofficial cuisine is Tex-Mex, which you can enjoy with an ice-cold margarita at a lively riverside restaurant. Just as enticing is the colorful history on show at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which commemorates the area’s 4 Spanish colonial missions.

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    Where & what to eat in San Antonio

    Food and dining in San Antonio opens the door to a foodie's dream, with culinary traditions that draw from old-school Tex-Mex and combine with creative new approaches. It's one of very few cities in the US to be designated a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Here, you can find Mexican and Latin American flavours, barbecue, burgers, seafood, steakhouses, cafes and bakeries, and ethnic food to suit just about... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in San Antonio

    Shopping in San Antonio offers an experience for everyone whether you're looking to hit the most upscale indie boutiques or looking for a trendy souvenir shop. You can hit a haberdashery and get a 10-gallon cowboy hat or walk the River Walk and find that perfect souvenir of your trip amongst tonnes of independent arts and crafts shops. Head for the Shops at La Cantera if you're looking for... Read more

    Where to go & what to do at night in San Antonio

    Nightlife in San Antonio offers just about every kind of after-dark atmosphere, from vibrant nightclubs with the latest beats pounding the floors to laid-back lounges and dive bars. Grab a bite at the oldest bar on the River Walk, Esquire Tavern, which also boasts one of the longest wooden bars. Visit John T. Floore's Country Store for live shows, take in a traditional play at Majestic Theatre, or... Read more

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