San Antonio in Texas is the 7th largest city in the USA and everything is super-sized. It’s also the second largest city in Texas by population, after Houston, so suffice to say there’s plenty to do in the area.
No visit to San Antonio is complete without the Riverwalk. In fact, many people visit San Antonio to experience this attraction. The river is a natural river and San Antonio was built around it. The Riverwalk is an amazing place to enjoy greenery while being able to admire San Antonio’s skyscraper buildings. It does get hot in the summer, so see this during the early morning or take a river taxi which gives a full commentary on-board.
For the best local food, local produce and small, independent boutiques head down to The Pearl Brewery. At the weekend, there’s a farmer’s market full of fresh fruit, vegetables and other home-grown produce. It’s also the best place to drink great tasting freshly-brewed coffee.
Culture-lovers can learn about Texas at The Alamo but it does get busy so arrive early to avoid the queues. The Alamo is an 18th century Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound and one of the World Heritage sites. Another must-see is the San Antonio Missions National History Park which is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and has plenty of local history.
Take in a play or a show at the Majestic Theater, in the center of town, a great place to go following an early evening meal for high quality entertainment. Visit the cathedral which is also in the center, a stunning piece of architecture. The magnificent cathedral was founded in 1731 by a group of families who came over from the Canary Islands to spread Catholicism.
The best places to shop in San Antonio are downtown at the Rivercenter Mall or on the North side, head to the boutiques and stores at La Cantera which features many well-known designer names and American department stores. For authentic San Antonio goods, visit The Pearl Brewery for local shopping and the best place to grab a delicious-tasting coffee.
Of course, without doubt, the best way to enjoy San Antonio is a view from above on one of the premier charter flights from GOGO Jets.