San Antonio from Spanish for Saint Anthony is the 7th most populous city in the United States. Rich in Spanish culture, it was founded as a mission and colonial outpost in 1718. The Alamo was founded by Roman Catholic missionaries and was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. A step back in time to the beauty of the structure and purpose of the layout.
Two who died in the battle were Davy Crockett, “King of the Wild Frontier”, and Jim Bowie known for his “Bowie Knife” and sometimes a reckless adventurer.
A few blocks away is the Riverwalk, a 15-mile stroll along the San Antonio River. Again, we jumped on the Go Rio San Antonio River Cruise to learn more about the history and beautiful sights along the river.
The Tower of the Americas is located in the Hemisfair district built as a 750’ observation tower/restaurant as a structure for the 1968 Worlds Fair.
Ben Miliam Bald Cypress stands behind the Drury Inn, according to legend, once the roosting spot for a Mexican sniper. It measures 25 foot in circumference, which suggests it to be older than 200 years.
The views are stunning, but even more inviting is the lovely shade from the oaks and cypress trees, great restaurants, the Rivercenter Mall and beautiful architecture. Can only imagine how awesome it must be at night!