San Antonio, TX

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The Alamo

San Antonio is the second-largest city in Texas and is the seventh most populous city in the United States. San Antonio, which is the county seat of Bexar County, covers over 400 square miles on the northern edge of the South Texas region of the State, and the southern edge of the Central Texas region. It has influences of both the American South and Southwest.

 

San Antonio was named for the Portuguese Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day it was (June 13) when a Spanish expedition stopped in the area in 1691. The city has a strong military presence—it is home to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks City-Base, with Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley right outside the city limits. San Antonio is home to the South Texas Medical Center, the largest and only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region.

 

San Antonio is home of its famous River Walk, the Alamo, Tejano culture, and be home to SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks. The city is visited by 20 million tourists per year, many of them attracted by San Antonio's reputation as an excellent shopping destination. San Antonio is also home to the first museum of modern art in Texas—the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, as well as one of the most successful National Basketball Association teams in league history, the San Antonio Spurs.

 

andi4uio says:
Big fan of San Antonio as well :)

Did you hear that the biggest JW Marriott Resort is going to open in March 2010? I can't wait for the wave of visitors that it will bring in!

It will feature 1,002 rooms, fine dining, a great spa and fitness center, two PGA TOUR TPC golf courses designed by legendary Pete Dye and Greg Norman, a multi-million dollar water park designed by the Sea World team – this will be the largest JW Marriott Resort and a one of a kind vacation destination.

It’s located north of San Antonio (20 min. from the airport) and provides easy access to all the attractions in the Hill Country region – historic towns, musical legends, award-winning vineyards and culture from the Spanish tradition to the deep German heritage of the settlers.

See it as it comes together at www.jwsanantonio.com

Posted on: Nov 06, 2008
Julayni says:
Alamo City?
Posted on: Aug 08, 2007
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The Alamo
The Alamo
The Alamo
The Alamo
Alamo Grounds
Alamo Grounds
Alamo Grounds
Alamo Grounds
Outside the Alamo
Outside the Alamo
Flags!
Flags!
Me @ Alamo Patio
Me @ Alamo Patio
Me @ Alamo Patio
Me @ Alamo Patio
Fishes!
Fishes!
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio
San Antonio
ME!
ME!
Me @ the Alamo
Me @ the Alamo
The Riverwalk
The Riverwalk
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