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    Visit San Antonio Texas: what to see, what to do and when to go

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    If you are in trip to Texas you can not lose it visit of San Antonio, the second largest city in the state and the seventh largest in the United States. Over 30 million tourists visit it every year, attracted by art museums, from historical missions and by the numerous amusement parks, as well as give great restaurants and by beautiful landscapes of nature.

    One of the most characteristic aspects of the city is its culture and its inhabitants, very lively and interesting. San Antonio is considered the cradle of Texan freedom. No other city in Texas reflects the Spanish and Mexican heritage state better than San Antonio.



    Its main attraction is Alamo, the site of the famous 1836 battle in which Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie were killed. While the main event is the PARTY, an annual celebration that attracts nearly 4 million people, who come from all over the world to attend parades, musical performances, fairs and taste typical Texan foods.

    What to see in San Antonio

    The Alamo – located on the San Antonio River, it was the first Spanish mission. Considered a sacred ground and the Texas Sanctuary of Liberty, the Alamo is a former mission that was also the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated.
    Opening time: every day from 9:00 to 17:30, closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

    The Alamo –

    Il San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium is one of the largest zoos in the United States with over 3.500 animals of 750 species. Open 365 days a year, from 9:00 to 17:00. Price for adults $ 14,25; seniors (62 years and older) and children (3 to 11 years) $ 11,25; children under 2 years enter for free.



    Aztec on the River is a historic 1926 mansion, restored in 2006, is considered the Riverwalk's most exciting entertainment attraction.

    King William Historic Area it is the first historic district in Texas and the most elegant residential area in the city.

    River Walk (Paseo del Rio) it is one of the most pleasant places to visit in San Antonio, both day and night. There are numerous restaurants, shops and hotels on both sides of the river.

    San Antonio River Walk –

     

    San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a historical park in the city that preserves the four Spanish border missions: San Jose, San Juan, Espada and Concepcion. The missions are located about 4 km from the entrance.

    Il San Antonio Botanical Garden it is a quiet place where you can take pleasant walks among nature. Admission prices: adults $ 10; seniors, military and students $ 8; children (ages 3 to 13) $ 7; children under 3 years enter for free

    Tower of the Americas, located in the center of San Antonio, is a 230-meter high observation tower, offering guests a more spectacular view over the city.

    What to do in San Antonio

    Luna Park 

    SeaWorld, the most famous chain of theme parks on animals and the marine world on the planet.

    Six Flags Fiesta Texas, is an amusement park with numerous mechanical attractions and thrilling shows, suitable for people of all ages. It also has a very interesting water park.


    Ranch Natural Bridge Wildlife, a safari park that you can visit on board your own cars


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    Events 

    PARTY, an event in late April every year in the city of San Antonio. It's a fun-filled multicultural party lasting 10 days. With over 100 different events, it is the largest party in the state of Texas.

    Stock Show and San Antonio Rodeo takes place every year at the beginning of February. It is an agricultural wind where the main theme is the rodeo, one of the symbolic activities of Texas.


    When to go

    San Antonio it is an excellent destination all year round, even if there are better times, especially based on climatic preferences or personal needs.

    Il best time ever to visit San Antonio is during the Fiesta period, so you can enjoy all the events as well. In this period the climate is optimal, but given the large influx of visitors, the accommodation rates are higher than in other periods.

    If you are looking for a mild climate, the best time to go from March to April, and from October to November. In this period, except on rare days when it can get cooler or warmer, the climate is mild with temperatures during the day between 20 ° and 25 ° C, and in the evening between 12 ° and 18 ° C.

    During the'summer it can get very hot, sometimes accompanied by high humidity. The highest temperatures occur from May to September, although mild days can also happen in this period. The maximum temperatures range from 30 ° to 35 ° C, with minimum temperatures of about 20 ° C. The temperature can rarely reach even 40 ° C.


    From December to February it is the coolest period. It is not really a winter climate, because the temperatures during the day are 15 ° -20 ° C and during the evening around 10 ° C. Colder days with temperatures that can drop to around 0 ° or hot days with highs can happen. of 30 ° C, but these are rare events.

    Recall that the city of San Antonio is located at a low latitude (29 °), and this leads to a strong solar radiation, even during the winter. Therefore, the use of protective sun creams is strongly recommended on all sunny days.

    Le rainfall they are more or less homogeneous throughout the months of the year, with about 5 days a month in which rain can occur.

     

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