San Antonio always holds much in store for its visitors, thanks to world-class theme parks, festivals celebrating art, music, food, culture, unique exhibits, history and so much more. The city is the No. 1 visited tourism destination in Texas, with visitors arriving from around the world, lured to the community because of its warmth and hospitality.

It's a city of varied offerings, most tied to its more than 300 years of heritage and rich history. In 2015, San Antonio's famed Spanish colonial missions, including the Alamo, were designated as the state of Texas' first World Heritage Site. It served as the exclamation point for a city that includes a wide array of offerings such as SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Morgan’s Wonderland, Schlitterbahn and Splashtown, along with a wealth of galleries, museums, performing arts spaces, schools and artist studios.

The beautiful main artery of San Antonio is its legendary River Walk, a developed part of the San Antonio River that stretches more than 15 miles. In addition to the serpentine downtown portion that winds past some of the city's noted restaurants, shops and lodging, the River Walk now includes the gorgeous Museum Reach to the north of downtown and the placid Mission Reach to the south.

The River Walk personifies the community's dedication to experiential opportunities, including hiking the richly manicured paths of the river, taking advantage of the city's B-Cycle program or even kayaking on the southern reach, not far from four of the World Heritage missions.

Quick San Antonio Facts

  • Texas' No. 1 Tourism Destination
  • Seventh-largest city in the U.S.
  • The Alamo is the most-visited site in Texas and one of the city’s five Spanish colonial missions.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park has the largest concentration of Spanish colonial architecture in North America.
  • The San Antonio River Walk now boosts 15 miles of continuous pathways
  • The Mission Reach section of the River Walk is the nation’s largest ecosystem restoration in an urban area.
  • 300 days of sunshine every year and an average temperature of 70 degrees.