San Antonio, Texas | Travel Guide

10 July 2014

There is no city in the world like San Antonio.
Deep in the heart of Texas, San Antonio is the city to discover your inner "Texan, y'all".
I called San Antonio home during my freshman year at university. In that year I successfully managed to eat and explore my way through the entire city. So here are some of my favorite sites, tours, and restaurants within this amazing city.


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Admission - Free
The first stop on your visit to San Antonio should ALWAYS be the Alamo. Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo is Texas' most important building. Originally a Spanish mission, the Alamo is where Texain rebels held off Santa Anna's Mexican troops for 13 days. The battle ended in a loss for Texians, leaving no survivors. However, it allowed Sam Houston enough time to gather troops and win Texas Independence in San Jacinto 2 months later.

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Admission - $66 at park, $46 online
If it's fun you're after, Six Flag Fiesta Texas is the perfect place. Located in North San Antonio, Fiesta Texas is 200 acres of theme park fun. The park hosts 50 rides including 8 roller coasters and 9 water rides. October at Fiesta Texas is especially spooky and fun. Tickets are expensive, so I highly recommend buying online beforehand to save almost $20.

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Whatever mood you're in, the Riverwalk in San Antonio offers a wide variety of things to do. Home to San Antonio's best restaurants, museums, hotels, markets, and bars, the Riverwalk is always bustling with activity.


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Admission - $8.25
 Rio San Antonio Boat Cruises offer a unique view of the San Antonio Riverwalk. Each cruise lasts about 35 minutes, showing you the best sites along the San Antonio River. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgable of the area.


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 If it's Mexican you're after, Mi Tierra is a must. Out of all the restaurants in the WORLD, Mi Tierra is my favorite. Located in Market Square, this Mexican restaurant is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The front of the building hosts a traditional Mexican bakery with the restaurant area the back. If possible, avoid on Sundays as it is their busiest day.
Suggested dish: Huevos Rancheros

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The County Line is the best place for cheap(ish) barbecue in San Antonio. A Texas tradition since 1975, the  County Line specializes in roadhouse barbecue. With three locations in San Antonio, it's perfect no matter what side of town you're on.
Suggested dish: Half Rack of Baby Back Ribs


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