San Antonio

In San Antonio, Latino, Western, and European cultures mingle to form a city unlike any other. Experience Spanish colonial history at the city’s World Heritage Site encompassing five 18th-century missions and the Alamo, where, in 1836, 189 defenders of Texas independence held the mission against some 4,000 Mexican troops for 13 days.

For many, San Antonio is synonymous with the River Walk. These cobble and flagstone paths border the San Antonio River, as it winds through downtown—quiet and park-like in some stretches, while other areas are full of activity with sidewalk cafes, boutiques, art galleries, and nightclubs.