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

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2013-05-20
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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.

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

By Justin Marler

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

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Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!

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

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  • 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.

Looking to explore more of the Lone Star State? Try Moon Dallas & Fort Worth, or Moon Texas.

Fodor's San Antonio, Austin, & Hill Country, 1st Edition (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's

Brand: Fodor's
Released: 2008-08-26
Paperback (288 pages)

Fodor s San Antonio, Austin, & Hill Country, 1st Edition (Travel Guide)
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Deep in the heart of Texas, San Antonio, Austin, and the Hill Country are the state’s tourism hot spots. Multicultural San Antonio is home to the Riverwalk and the Alamo; quirky Austin is the self-proclaimed world’s live music capital; and the lovely Hill Country, filled with wineries and laid-back towns, is the place for scenic drives. Packed with practical advice, Fodor’s San Antonio, Austin, & the Hill Country helps readers enjoy this spectacular section of the Lone Star State to the fullest.

Frommer's San Antonio and Austin Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket)

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Frommer s San Antonio and Austin Day by Day (Frommer s Day by Day - Pocket)
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Austin and San Antonio is packed with cultural and natural attractions. Check out one of the 100 bands that play at the Austin City Limits Music Festival; enjoy great shopping and eating at the River Walk and Market Square; visit a historical site like the Alamo, Texas State Capital, or Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum; swim in the natural spring waters of the Barton Springs Pool; and hike or bike along the trails of the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Lady Bird Lake.

Filled with tips and itinerary suggestions, hundreds of original color photos, dozens of annotated maps, thematic tours for every taste, and star-rated advice on where to eat, stay, shop, and have fun, this Frommer's Day by Day guide is the perfect accompaniment to any visit to Austin and San Antonio.



 
 
 

 
 
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