SAN ANTONIO: More than just the Alamo!
While our city is perhaps most widely known for the battle of the Alamo, it offers a wide variety of attractions. We've listed just a sampling below:
DOWNTOWN: The Alamo and Riverwalk are destinations for both tourists and locals. With shopping, restaurants and frequent festivals, there’s almost always something to do. We recommend taking the River Taxi tour at least once – you’ll learn more than you’d ever imagined about the downtown! Just upstairs from the Riverwalk, you can visit Hemisphere Park, the San Antonio Museum of Art, or the historic King William District.
OTHER AREAS: The Quarry, Stone Oak, and La Cantera are popular mixed use (live-work) areas, springing up throughout the large city. You can shop, grab dinner or dessert, and see a movie all in one trip. Fredricksburg, about an hour north of San Antonio, is known for its wineries and B&Bs. Austin, the live music capital of America, is also just an hour away. Dallas and Houston are both a four hour drive and make for fun weekend trips. Similarly, many residents take vacations to South Padre Island on the Texas Coast.
AMUSEMENT PARKS: Sea World and Six Flags are probably the best known amusement parks located in the city. (Don’t forget to use your military free admission once a year at Sea World!) Schlitterbahn waterpark is another popular destination with friends and families. Don’t forget to check out the Natural Bridge Caverns and adjoining Wildlife Park!
OUTDOORS: San Antonio offers innumerable opportunities for athletes. From hiking at Lost Maples, swimming at Canyon Lake, or cycling with the many groups who bike – if you want to do it, you can. You’ll find staff and residents running the San Antonio Rock ‘N Roll Marathon. Many residents also enjoy kayaking on Lady Bird Lake and hiking the Green Belt, just an hour drive away in Austin.
SPORTING & MUSIC EVENTS: We’re home to the Spurs, but also organize resident outings to the Missions (minor league baseball) and Rampage (ice hockey) games. For music lovers, the AT&T Center hosts concerts, as well as the yearly Rodeo.
San Antonio is a great place to live and work. Whether you’re single or coming with a family, the low cost of living allows residents to enjoy life here. Feel free to contact our Chief Residents for more info!