San Antonio Tourist Attractions

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Tourist Attractions

In Texas, San Antonio tourist attractions are really something that one should explore at least once in a lifetime. Seriously, I am not joking; because the family adventures and fun I had here was truly unique and is still registered in my mind! But, nevertheless, I have planned to visit it once more. So, you can realize how worthy these attractions will be!

My Visit

Among the most visited San Antonio tourist attractions is the 4.2 acre complex of Alamo at the Alamo Plaza explored by over 2 million people annually with no cost. This was where the battle of Texas Revolution was seen in 1836. Historically, this was the site where the small team of Texans held off the centralist army of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna for more than two weeks. The death of the Alamo Protectors gave the most admirable message of courage and sacrifice for Liberty. Take yourself back into the memories of James Bowie, David Crockett, and William B. Travis.

Just a short walk from Alamo is the River Walk where the San Antonio River is the great example of the most ancient Spanish-colonial water system. It was from here that the water was provided for constructing five historic missions. With its tranquil landscape, the sight is a must-see for everyone where the cobbled walkways, bridges, cafes, shops, and restaurants welcome you anytime. The striking feature is that the three miles of pathways are below the level of other city streets!

To keep the link, I visited the four out of five historic missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park namely, the Concepción, San José, San Juan, and Espada. Do so via the eigth mile bike and hike tracks. Then, I explored its cultural heritage – the village of La Villita as the first neighborhood of San Antonio. Established by the Spanish soldiers, the little village is a site of historic arts offering shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Look out for the mansions built in the Spanish, Mexican, German, and French style.

Now, it was the time for some fun and amusement at the SeaWorld San Antonio. It is the largest marine life adventure park on the planet where there are four separate parks and a Shamu stadium. Be a part of a trainer’s or animals’ show at the stadium. In the parks, try out the Great White – the nation’s first inverted steel rollercoaster, the Steel Eel, the Lost Lagoon, the Texas Splashdown, and the Rio Loco along with wave pools and slides. The amusement was carried on the Six Flags Fiesta with eight roller coasters and thrilling rides for families. The Fiesta Bay Boardwalk housing a 90-foot Ferris wheel is really something that one should not miss.

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