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San Antonio: A view of The San Juan Mission

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The Mission San Antonio de Valero, popularly known as the Alamo, where a major battle of the Texas revolution against Mexico was fought in 1836, was built by missionaries almost 200 years earlier along the Yanaguana River, so named for its 'clear water' by the Native Americans living there prior to the arrival of the Spanish, who in turn discovered it on the feast of St. Anthony and renamed the river San Antonio. The town has grown up around this landmark, and is now the ninth largest city in the country. San Antonio has done well to preserve its historic sites, as well as the Native American, Spanish, Mexican, Aftrican-American and American Southern traditions of the generations who continue to live here. Many cities have tried to imitate something like San Antonio's River Walk, a cobblestone and flagstone walkway flanking either side of the river for over two miles through, and about 20 feet below, the busiest section of downtown, but no other city's version rivals this paradigm of mid-city oasis. You can take water taxis and open-air cruise boats between the shops, major hotels and performing arts venues lining the River Walk park. Golfing, water skiing, canoeing, tubing, white-water rafting, sailing and fishing venues abound throughout the waterways of the Texas Hill Country which drapes over San Antonio on the north side, along with the dude ranches, hiking and wild game hunting opportunities also available here.

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· River Walk - Alamo · Downtown San Antonio
Downtown. Lodging in the romantic River Walk area, near the Alamo, Convention Center and key cultural attractions. Downtown lodging options outside the immediate River Walk vicinity, in places such as Market Square ("El Mercado").
· Six Flags - Fiesta Park · San Antonio
Lodging in the northwest corner of the metro area, home to Six Flags Fiesta Texas & the Medical Center Complex. Lodging options in the Greater San Antonio area, outside of the downtown area, including the nearby communities of Uvalde and others.
· San Antonio Airport · New Braunfels
Lodging near the San Antonio International Airport (SAT), located 9 miles north of downtown. Lodging options in the town of New Braunfels, located about 26 miles to the northeast of the city center, and surrounding communities such as Seguin and others.
· Fredericksburg    
Lodging in Fredericksburg, including Kerrville and surrounding communities, northwest of San Antonio.  

Area Facts: The San Antonio area was first discovered by Spanish explorers in 1691. The "Mission San Antonio de Valero" (The Alamo) was built in 1718, but the famous battle there would take place over a century later, in 1836.

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