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San Antonio

San Antonio
San Antonio is the second most populous city in Texas and the seventh most populous city in the United States over all. As of 2006, the city had an estimated population of 1,296,682, and the San Antonio metropolitan area had an estimated population of 1,942,217.

San Antonio's economy is principally based on healthcare, defense, financial services, and tourism. Just to the Northwest of the city center is the South Texas Medical Center, which is a conglomeration of hospitals, clinics, educational and research establishments, and which in total employs over 27,000 people. Meanwhile The defense industry in San Antonio employs over 89,000 people, and additionally there is a large military presence in the area, including the bases at Brooks City-Base, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base and Randolph Air Force Base, all within the city, and Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley just outside the city.

San Antonio is a popular tourist destination, visited by more than 20 million tourists each year. Attractions in San Antonio include the SeaWorld San Antonio and the Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks. Also popular is the River Walk (also known as "Paeo del Rio"), which is a network of walkways in the downtown area around the San Antonio River, and contains many shops, restaurants and bars.

Finally, any description of tourism in San Antonio, can not go without mentioning the San Antonio de Valero Mission, which is popularly simply known as "The Alamo". Today a museum, the Alamo is a former mission and fortress which was the sight of several battles, including most famously the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, one of the key battles fought between the Republic of Texas and Mexico during the Texas Revolution.

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DK Eyewitness Top 10 San Antonio and Austin (Pocket Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2013-05-20
Paperback (128 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 San Antonio and Austin will lead you to some of the best attractions in Texas: Explore the Alamo, stroll the River Walk, and shop the Historic Market Square. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop.

This fully updated, pocket-sized guidebook is packed with must-see galleries and museums, the liveliest bars, clubs, and live music venues, the most fun places for kids, best hotels on every budget, and much more. There are dozens of Top 10 lists covering the Top 10 restaurants, Top 10 liveliest bars and clubs, the Top 10 places to stay — and even a Top 10 list of things to avoid!

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 San Antonio and Austin contains a pull-out map and guide that includes fold-out maps, useful phone numbers, and 60 great ideas on how to spend a day in San Antonio and in Austin.

Frommers EasyGuide to San Antonio and Austin (EasyGuides)

By Edie Jarolim

Released: 2019-05-28
Paperback (320 pages)

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Your adventure in two of the most fascinating cities in the United States starts right here. Frommer’s EasyGuide to San Antonio and Austin goes deep in the heart of Texas to give you clear, succinct, up-to-date, and honest advice for getting the most from Austin’s quirky culture and unparalleled live music scene, San Antonio’s historic missions and world-renowned River Walk, the nearby Texas Hill Country’s vineyards and wildflowers, and much more. Your guide for the journey is author Edie Jarolim, a longtime expert on the region, whose travel tips and tricks are frank, useful, and, above all else, reliable.

Inside the guide:

· A handy foldout map, plus detailed maps throughout

· Exact pricing, opening hours, and other important details to remove the stress from planning

· Smart itineraries for travelers of all types, so you can shape your vacation to fit your interests

· Savvy tips for saving money in all price ranges, from budget to luxury

· Star ratings to help you scan quickly to pick out the highlights and hidden gems

About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s.

Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country (Travel Guide)

By Justin Marler

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-09-19
Paperback (248 pages)

Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country (Travel Guide)
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Embrace your inner cowboy and discover the heart of the Lone Star State with Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country.

Inside you'll find:

  • Strategic itineraries for every trip and budget, from a long weekend in Austin to a road trip through Hill Country, curated for music lovers, history buffs, families, and more
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: Two-step with old timers and hipsters alike at a local honky-tonk, or explore the folk and contemporary art scenes. Catch a live show in one of Austin's countless famed venues, or a UT Longhorn game in a jam-packed stadium. Hike or bike around the many trails, lakes, and streams of Hill Country, or spot roaming bison and antelope on your way to a local winery. Explore the rich Latino heritage of San Antonio, and visit the historic Alamo or the Spanish missions
  • Firsthand perspective from Austin local Justin Marler
  • Honest advice on where to stay, where to eat (including the best BBQ joints!), and how get around by car or public transportation
  • Full-color photos and detailed, easy-to-use maps for navigating independently
  • Detailed and thorough information, including crucial background on culture and history, geography, and regional vernacular

With Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Lonely Planet Texas (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Ryan Ver Berkmoes

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-02-15
Paperback (384 pages)

Lonely Planet Texas (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Texas is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Rock out, get the blues or chill to country classics in live-music capital, Austin, or appreciate just how big Texas is on a hike at Big Bend National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Texas and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Texas Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, music, lifestyle, culture, football, landscapes, wildlife, Texas BBQ, cuisine
  • Over 42 color maps
  • Covers Austin, San Antonio, Hill Country, Dallas, Panhandle Plains, Houston, East Texas, Gulf Coast, South Texas, Big Bend National Park, West Texas, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Texas, our most comprehensive guide to Texas, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Southwest USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.

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'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

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San Antonio Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights

By Grace Burke

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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San Antonio Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
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San Antonio ranks seventh in population in the U.S. and is the second largest city in Texas, after Houston. The city is best known for the Alamo (Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and Sam Houston), the River Walk (jazz, sidewalk cafes, romantic walks in the moonlight), and theme parks (Sea World and Six Flags over Texas). Whether you want to spend a vacation with family or to immerse yourself in history, San Antonio has it all. Introduction to San Antonio - Overview - Culture - Orientation - Climate & Best Time to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - San Antonio River Walk - Menger Hotel - Spanish Governor’s Palace - The Alamo - San Antonio Zoo - Hemisphere Park - Mercado (Authentic Mexican Market) - San Antonio Children’s Museum - Witte Museum - San Antonio Museum of Art - San Antonio Missions National Historical Park - Tussaud’s Wax Museum and Ripley’s Venues - Buckhorn Saloon and the Texas Ranger Museum - Sea World - Six Flags Fiesta Texas - National Museum of the Pacific War - Recommendations for the Budget Traveler - Places to Stay - Places to Eat - Places to Shop - River Center Mall - Alamo Quarry Market - The Rim - San Marcos Premium Outlets - Tanger Outlets


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