San Antonio Travel and living guide
San Antonio Visitors and residents alike enjoy the charm and culture of the Alamo City. Our warm people, enjoyable setting and cultural flair make for a wonderful place to visit as well as a comfortable place to live. These is no shortage of sights, attractions and things to do in San Antonio. Our city is home to numerous shopping and entertainment venues as well as some of the best restaurants and dining in the world.
Information San Antonio is a website dedicated to sharing this beautiful and historic city with visitors, from the point of view of locals. We live and work in San Antonio and can attest to its enjoyable atmosphere. From the Riverwalk and Alamo downtown to the rugged Hill Country, San Antonio Texas is truly a remarkable and unique city to be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.
Historic San Antonio - Hisorical Sights and Places
San Antonio is history! There are fewer places rich in history like Bexar County and San Antonio Texas. The Alamo is one of the top historical attractions in the United States. The mission trail is a path through San Antonio's origins. Our city was a central location in the fight for independence from Mexico and thus explains our unique Mexican heritage. San Antonio is home to numerous historical markers that detail the hundreds of years of existence and growth. You can see historical places where battles were fought, famous Americans past and present started and lived their lives, or where native Americans occupied the San Antonio landscape. Historical San Antonio is a history lesson in itself.
The Spanish Missions are a huge part of San Antonio's history. The missions were the "beginnings" of this city and region. The missions are part of the National Parks historic monuments and are a huge draw for tourists and cultural heritage education. We have what is called the "Mission Trail" that leads visitors along a path showing some of San Antonio's earliest settlements.
San Antonio is host to many long lived stories and tales. Some places in the city have legends that have come from the earliest settlers as well as tales brought here by immigrants from Mexico and Spain. And because these homes and places have been preserved, the legends and tales that go along with them have been preserved as well.
The history of San Antonio's famed river begins at the San Antonio Springs. The Blue Hole is the recognized origin of the San Antonio River and is an historical landmark registered with the National Register of Historic Places. The Blue Hole is off the beaten path and is truly an historical place still producing one of our most precious resources, water.
The Quadrangle is the oldest building at Fort Sam Houston dating back to 1876 when it was built as a supply depot. Today, Fort Sam Houston is the headquarters of the Fifth U.S. Army with the Quadrangle still being is historical centerpiece.