Vacation San Antonio for a Different Kind of Appeal

San Antonio isn't the initial place many people think of when they plan a journey to Texas, but it should be. San Antonio is an expanding city in the South of Texas that has managed to keep its historic roots in the process. The area around the city is full of things to do and see, and is a little out of the way from the crowds of some of the other main cities in this state.

Those who are acquainted with San Antonio will know it as the home of the Alamo. Everyone traveling to the area should stop and visit the site to feel a part of American history at its most fundamental. The Alamo is free to go to, but guests must pay for parking. This monument, actually was originally built as a mission, was the place where Mexican and Texas troops fought for almost two weeks to retain the rights to this and several other missions in the area.

If you want to view the other missions in the area, head over to San Antonio Missions National Historic Park. The path will guide you to the four remaining missions in the area, quickly accessible by bicycle or on foot. The eight mile trek can be made in one day, or over several days, with other San Antonio sites to break up the tour.

Riverwalk along the San Antonio River is an excellent place to spend some time. Set along the banks of the river, it is lined with restaurants, shops, and museums to help you spend your time. If you prefer, you can board a boat and float down the river and see San Antonio from the other side while a tour guide shares fascinating facts about the city. La Villita is also positioned along the river's banks, a rest spot for soldiers stationed at the Alamo at one time.

Also, be sure and walk through Market Square. This historic area in downtown San Antonio is home to the largest Mexican market in Texas. The area is decorated with vibrant colors and pleasant people peddling wares of all sorts. This is a fantastic place to locate and buy inexpensive silver and turquoise jewelry, as well as other Mexican specialties like piñatas and candy. Throughout the square, roaming mariachis keep the spot alive and feeling fresh, and you can have just as much fun sitting and relaxing as you can shopping.

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