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San Antonio holidays - Historical, trendy and fascinating
Home of the 300-year-old iconic Mission San Antonio de Valero, better known as the Alamo, holidays to San Antonio enjoy the melting pot of historical and modern culture.
San Antonio Overview
The city of San Antonio throbs with Old West and Hispanic culture and the popular River Walk, which is lined with cafés and restaurants, provides a great location to sit quietly and soak in the city.
Things to do in San Antonio
Each April, the city holds the Fiesta, a 100-event celebration that commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836 and the Alamo. The restaurants of the River Walk area sit on the banks of the San Antonio River, which flows through the city. The Missions National Historic Park is comprised of four missions and is a popular hiking trail, visiting each of the missions. Mission San José is the largest and holds regular religious ceremonies. La Villita was San Antonio’s first neighbourhood and today is an historic arts village with shops, galleries and internationally-influenced restaurants. Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a theme park with eight roller coasters and a huge array of attractions for all of the family. The 750ft Tower of the Americas is an excellent viewing platform for panoramic views of the city, while the King William Historic District is thought to be one of the oldest in Texas.
When to go to San Antonio
Summer highs average temperatures of around 35.6°C in August. Winter lows drop to around 4.8°C in January.
- San Antonio Fiesta Carnival, April.
- San Antonio Botanical Garden
- Alamo Tour
- Long Barracks Museum
- Tower of the Americas
- River Walk
- King William District
- The Landing
- Cowboys Dance Hall