San Antonio is perched on the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country. Picturesque small towns and a variety of outdoor adventures are just a short distance from here. Floating down cool rivers, strolling quaint main streets in search of unique bargains or hiking and biking through rolling, scenic terrain — all this and more await you in about a 90-minute drive. A float trip is a relaxing affair, but there are a few rules you’ll need to abide by when you plan your getaway. Visit Tube Texas to learn more about the statewide rules.
The San Antonio River Walk is a verdant oasis of cypress-lined paved paths, arched stone bridges and lush landscapes. It gently winds through the city center, providing millions of visitors each year with easy access to the city’s cultural hot spots, historic sites and other attractions.
The March 6, 1836, Battle of the Alamo was preceded by many battles between the newly arrived Texas colonists, called Texians, and the Mexican military. Texas was Mexican territory following Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1821, and the settlers arriving from the United States wanted their independence from Mexico. But the story of the Alamo itself began more than 100 years earlier. Read more
Wine and culinary enthusiasts are discovering the 9-million acre Texas Hill Country wine region, the largest viticultural area in Texas and the second largest in the U.S. The region begins just north of San Antonio, where wineries are tucked amid the historic towns, rustic farms and rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country.