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San Antonio


San Antonio
San Antonio is the second most populous city in Texas and the seventh most populous city in the United States over all. As of 2006, the city had an estimated population of 1,296,682, and the San Antonio metropolitan area had an estimated population of 1,942,217.

San Antonio's economy is principally based on healthcare, defense, financial services, and tourism. Just to the Northwest of the city center is the South Texas Medical Center, which is a conglomeration of hospitals, clinics, educational and research establishments, and which in total employs over 27,000 people. Meanwhile The defense industry in San Antonio employs over 89,000 people, and additionally there is a large military presence in the area, including the bases at Brooks City-Base, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base and Randolph Air Force Base, all within the city, and Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley just outside the city.

San Antonio is a popular tourist destination, visited by more than 20 million tourists each year. Attractions in San Antonio include the SeaWorld San Antonio and the Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks. Also popular is the River Walk (also known as "Paeo del Rio"), which is a network of walkways in the downtown area around the San Antonio River, and contains many shops, restaurants and bars.

Finally, any description of tourism in San Antonio, can not go without mentioning the San Antonio de Valero Mission, which is popularly simply known as "The Alamo". Today a museum, the Alamo is a former mission and fortress which was the sight of several battles, including most famously the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, one of the key battles fought between the Republic of Texas and Mexico during the Texas Revolution.

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Top 10 San Antonio and Austin (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By Paul Franklin

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2013-05-20
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 San Antonio and Austin will lead you to some of the best attractions in Texas: Explore the Alamo, stroll the River Walk, and shop the Historic Market Square. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop.

This fully updated, pocket-sized guidebook is packed with must-see galleries and museums, the liveliest bars, clubs, and live music venues, the most fun places for kids, best hotels on every budget, and much more. There are dozens of Top 10 lists covering the Top 10 restaurants, Top 10 liveliest bars and clubs, the Top 10 places to stay — and even a Top 10 list of things to avoid!

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 San Antonio and Austin contains a pull-out map and guide that includes fold-out maps, useful phone numbers, and 60 great ideas on how to spend a day in San Antonio and in Austin.

San Antonio Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights

By Grace Burke

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San Antonio ranks seventh in population in the U.S. and is the second largest city in Texas, after Houston. The city is best known for the Alamo (Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and Sam Houston), the River Walk (jazz, sidewalk cafes, romantic walks in the moonlight), and theme parks (Sea World and Six Flags over Texas). Whether you want to spend a vacation with family or to immerse yourself in history, San Antonio has it all. Introduction to San Antonio - Overview - Culture - Orientation - Climate & Best Time to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - San Antonio River Walk - Menger Hotel - Spanish Governor’s Palace - The Alamo - San Antonio Zoo - Hemisphere Park - Mercado (Authentic Mexican Market) - San Antonio Children’s Museum - Witte Museum - San Antonio Museum of Art - San Antonio Missions National Historical Park - Tussaud’s Wax Museum and Ripley’s Venues - Buckhorn Saloon and the Texas Ranger Museum - Sea World - Six Flags Fiesta Texas - National Museum of the Pacific War - Recommendations for the Budget Traveler - Places to Stay - Places to Eat - Places to Shop - River Center Mall - Alamo Quarry Market - The Rim - San Marcos Premium Outlets - Tanger Outlets

Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country (Travel Guide)

By Justin Marler

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-09-19
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  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: Two-step with old folks and hipsters alike at a local honky-tonk, or explore the folk and contemporary art scenes. Catch a live show in one of Austin's countless famed venues, or a UT Longhorn game in a jam-packed stadium. Hike or bike around the many trails, lakes, and streams of Hill Country, or spot roaming bison and antelope on your way to a local winery. Explore the rich Latino heritage of San Antonio, and visit the historic Alamo or the Spanish missions
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Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country (Moon Handbooks)

By Justin Marler

Moon Travel
Released: 2014-10-28
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Musician and freelance writer Justin Marler offers his insider's perspective on Austin, San Antonio, and Texas's Hill Country, including where to take a leisurely stroll, rock-climb in the great outdoors, or catch a live show. Marler shares unique travel strategies like Texas Pride, Family Fun in San Antonio, and Hill Country Road Trip—an itinerary that will take you on a whirlwind horseback-riding, antiques-hunting, and wine-tasting tour. With expert advice on exploring the region's most interesting historic sights and dining on the best Tex-Mex money can buy, Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Frommer's San Antonio and Austin (Frommer's Complete Guides)

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  • Our author, a longtime resident of Texas, hits all the highlights, from the Alamo to Lake Travis. He's checked out all the city's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget.
  • You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and nightlife; detailed walking tours; accurate neighborhood maps; advice on planning a successful family vacation; and the inside scoop on Austin's music scene and San Antonio's rich history.
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