San Antonio is one of Texas’s top destinations for tourists, and during the course of your trip to San Antonio you’ll discover that the city has plenty of Old World charm as well as a rich and fascinating history.
One of history’s, and certainly America’s, most notorious battles was fought at the Alamo, a building which is open to tourists and is a virtual secular pilgrimage destination for Texans in particular. It was originally built in 1718 but became famous at the time of the Texan revolution.
San Antonio Zoo is one of the biggest and most impressive zoos in the States, home to almost 4,000 animals and hugely popular with kids and adults alike.
Two big attractions here can be found conveniently under the one roof. Ripley’s Believe or Not and the Plaza Museum feature eight galleries with odd, wonderful and downright weird displays, and the Plaza Wax Museum has replicas of many historic figures to ogle.
The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is built around several old Spanish missions dating back to the 17th century, now open to the public and full of interesting walks and exhibits.