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San Antonio


San Antonio in a nutshell

Long a crossroads of history (and a meeting place of cultures), San Antonio is a rich blend of deeply rooted traditions and 21st century cosmopolitan flair, a place where America's past and present merge to create a unique vibrancy.
Now the nation's eighth-largest city, San Antonio is a joyful melange of the flavors and sounds of Native Americans, Old Mexico, the Republic of Texas, Germans, the Wild West, African Americans, and the Deep South.

For visitors with an interest in gallant deeds of days gone by, San Antonio is history.
Native Americans first lived along the San Antonio River, calling the area 'Yanaguana,' which means 'refreshing waters' or 'clear waters.'
A band of Spanish explorers and missionaries came upon the river in 1691, and because it was the feast day of St. Anthony, they named the river 'San Antonio.'

What's special about San Antonio?
The Alamo, the River Walk, conjunto music, friendly people, Tex-Mex cuisine and Fiesta San Antonio. Yes, and more.
The answer is as varied as the people who live in and visit San Antonio. Experience San Antonio her natural beauty, her history, her people, her music, her cuisine.
You'll leave with memories to last a lifetime.

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