A Guide To San Antonio: Where To Go, Eat & Stay For The Best Texas Experience

As a native Texan (now Californian), I've been to San Antonio many times in the past. Based on this background, you could assume that I know the region well, right? Well, you would lose that bet as my last visit acquainted me with a Texas town I had not yet met.

The nation's seventh largest city and the state's second in size, San Antonio is no small place. Yet, its downtown is modest, quaint, and easy to stroll through, but it is unlike most major U.S. metropolitan areas. Its Made-in-Texas hallmarks are distinctive: the Alamo, the River Walk and an international history that's a colorful combo of Western cowboys and Spanish vaqueros, blended with a German population.