Written by Claiborne Smith
Pity the poor employees at the San Antonio tourism office. All anyone can remember about the city is the Alamo, the site of a bloody battle between Texan settlers and the Mexican army that took place in the long-ago year of 1836. But don't let its key role in American history eclipse the fact that San Antonio has recently reinvented itself as a sophisticated, beguiling, and funky city, all the while paying tribute to a rich, complex past.
San Antonio feels like Mexico, visitors say, and they're right. Mexicans settled Texas a full century before the arrival of Anglo-American colonists, and signs of Mexican culture are everywhere, from the vibrant murals on the walls of downtown buildings to restaurants serving updated versions of traditional Mexican cuisine. But SanRead More »from How to Plan a Trip to San Antonio