San Antonio, TX

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San Antonio is the second-largest city in the state of Texas and the seventh-largest city in the United States with a population of 1.33 million. The city is the seat of Bexar County. Located in the American Southwest and the northern part of South Texas, San Antonio is the center of Tejano culture and Texas tourism.The city is characteristic of other Southwest urban centers in which there are sparsely populated areas and a low density rate outside of the city. It was the fourth-fastest growing large city in the nation from 2000 to 2006 and the fifth-fastest-growing from 2007 to 2008. The San Antonio–New Braunfels metropolitan area has a population of 2.14 million based on the 2010 U.S. Census, making it the 25th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S and third in Texas.

Here are some great things to do in San Antonio,TX after booking your Group Hotel through GroupHotels.com:

  • San Antonio River Walk: In Texas, water has been a lifeline for many generations for centuries past. The San Antonio River is a source of a South Texas Treasure, The San Antonio River Walk. Development of San Antonio and its most popular tourism attraction have come along way together.
  • The Alamo: Originally named Mision San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years. Construction began on the present site in 1724. In 1793, Spanish officials secularized San Antonio’s five missions and distributed their lands to remaining Indian residents. These man and women continued to farm the fields, once the mission’s but now their own, and participated in the growing community of San Antonio.
  • Rio San Antonio Cruises: There’s so much to do in San Antonio! With a rich history and a cosmopolitan flavor, wonderful restaurants and cultural scene, it’s a perfect vacation destination. Of course, the best way to begin any visit to San Antonio is with a River Tour to give you a head start with history and information.
  • San Antonio Museum of Art: With the most comprehensive collection of Latin American art in the U.S., as well as extensive collections of Egyptian, Asian, and Greek works, the San Antonio Museum of Art is well worth a visit.
  • Tower of the Americas: What a sight to behold: glass-walled elevators ascend more than 500 feet to the observation deck, providing a panoramic view of the city. Standing a total 750 feet tall, the tower was constructed for HemisFair, the 1968 World’s Fair and symbolizes the progress made by the people of the Western Hemisphere. Tower of the Americas is one landmark that you surely can’t miss on your trip to San Antonio. This tower is open to public everyday from 10 a.m onwards