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San Antonio

San Antonio’s old world Spanish flair and blend of cultures make it one of America’s most picturesque cities. To help you plan your trip to this colorful city, read about its history and some interesting facts. Take note of exciting festivals and events. View the webcam to see what’s happening right now in front of the Alamo!  Watch a video, view the photo gallery, and see what publications are writing about San Antonio. Plus, get a lay of the land when you look over San Antonio maps.

San Antonio’s Story     Maps & Neighborhoods

Calendar of Events     Weather     Transportation

Here are more helpful statistics and local information about San Antonio.

County: Bexar
Sales Tax: 8.125 percent, suburbs vary
Time Zone: Central, observes Daylight Savings Time
Newspaper: Express-News
Population: 1,296,682 (2006)

Major Colleges and Universities:

  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • St. Mary’s University
  • Trinity University
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio

Professional Sports:

  • San Antonio Spurs, NBA
  • San Antonio Silver Stars, WNBA
  • San Antonio Rampage, American Hockey League
  • San Antonio Missions, AA Minor League Baseball

Browse the navigation bar on the left to find more in-depth information about weather, history, maps, events and getting around the city.

 

Austin

An eclectic pick-and-mix of retro funk and new-age entrepreneurial spirit, Austin’s best side is a mystic soup of social consciousness and capitalist development, tattoo-covered artists and internet millionaires. Quality of life reigns supreme. Here even the buttoned-down businessmen are likely to take a day off to go swimming in spring-fed pools, jogging along Town Lake or kayaking on the river. Almost any night here you can listen to live indie rock, jazz-funk, alt country, punk ska, acoustic rhythms, Latin sambas, Tejano trumpets, world beat…shall I go on? All this coolness has not gone unnoticed. Locals are concerned that too many cooks are spoiling the broth as more people continue to migrate here and suburbs spread further north. ‘Keep Austin Weird’ extol local bumper stickers, and so far the town isn’t overly gentrified – and the restaurant selection has ­noticeably improved.

The Texas capital, founded on a bend in the Colorado River in 1839, in large part took shape because of the University of Texas(UT), founded in 1883. All those longhorn tattoos and car-window stickers you see? Those are Bevo, the mascot: ‘Hook ’em horns!’ In the 1960s and ’70s, local beer joints launched the likes of rock diva Janis Joplin and cosmic cowboy Willie Nelson; a league of performers carry on the tradition today.

 

Hill Country
The Texas Hill Country is the heart of Texas. Texas has plenty of beautiful natural attractions, including forests, plains, deserts, mountains, ocean fronts, drylands, wetlands and almost every eco system loved by man. The Hill Country of Texas is known as the backyard playground for Texans that like to have fun, enjoy nature, hang out, live and retire. We like our big cities like Austin and San Antonio, but we also love our smaller towns like Bandera, Fredericksburg, Gruene, Kerrville, Luckenbach, Marble Falls, New Braunfels, and Utopia. If your lucky enough to live here, then you understand what we mean, if your fortunate enough to vacation here then you share why we love it. Even if you simply visit or pass thru, you will see why we feel blessed to be the best of Texas.