As the second-largest city in the state of Texas, San Antonio has a population of more than 1.4 million residents. San Antonio is also the 7th largest city in the United States. The city is located in the south-central part of Texas, with a strong southwestern touch. Weather in San Antonio is usually dry or humid, with temperatures hot in the summer and warm and cool in the winters. July and August are the hottest months in the city, and January is the coldest. As such a large city, visitors to the San Antonio area have several transportation options that include round the clock taxi cabs, rental cars, shuttle services, trains, and public bus services. Trolley tours of San Antonio are also available.
You are sure to want to visit the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium. More than 3,500 animals fill the zoo, of over 650 different species. The zoo is open 365 days per year, with more than enough fun for families, individuals, and children alike. There are special events to participate in that make the zoo even more pleasurable.
The Japanese Tea Gardens is a free event filled with goldfish ponds, beautiful gardens, and artwork. The Tea Gardens are a great place to relax while you are visiting San Antonio.
Riverwalk is a one mile adventure filled with shopping, dining, and magnificent music. You can walk the one mile stroll and enjoy the beautiful scenery, and then stop by and have a drink and a meal or enjoy shopping at one of the great stores located along Riverwalk.
Historical Sites in San Antonio
Enchanted Springs Ranch is an authentic old west town with lots to see and explore. This is a real working ranch, with horses, buffalo, exotic animals, and much more.
San Pedro Springs Park is another historical site that you are sure to want to visit. This is the oldest park in Texas, and second oldest in the United States. There is a swimming pool, lakes, and great greenery to take a stroll or enjoy a picnic with the family.
Main Plaza is in the city center, and dates back to the early 1700's. Main Plaza was named as one of the Top 10 Great Public Spaces in the United States, and is filled with gorgeous trees, fountains, and more.