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It’s not an easy job to narrow down the reasons so many people love San Antonio as a city to visit and host a Final Four, but check out our list of why you should (or already have) fall in love with the Alamo City!
It’s not called the Alamo City for nothing! San Antonio has the only UNSECO World Heritage site in Texas! The four 17th century Spanish colonial missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park are enshrined as the 23rd World Heritage site in the United States. This includes the Alamo– the mission turned famous battle site located in the center of downtown San Antonio. A place you’ll be sure to remember.
If you’re not up to speed on your San Antonio history, no worries – San Antonio | The Saga tells the story of the city through a spectacular display of color, light, and music projected right on the façade of The San Fernando Cathedral – the oldest operating sanctuary in Texas. Best part is it’s free!
Plus, San Antonio turns the big 3-0-0 in 2018! Founded in 1718, San Antonio commemorates its 300th anniversary with a year-long celebration and you’re invited!
Much of the culture is brought together by the shaded paths and stone bridges along the San Antonio River. With 15 miles of River Walk you are connected to all the city’s hot spots. North of the downtown core, the Museum Reach of the River Walk offers one-of-a-kind public art and access to some of the city’s top museums, including the Witte Museum, all the way up to the Pearl– a revitalized brewery that now houses acclaimed restaurants, local shops and the Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio campus. South of downtown lies the Mission Reach– 8 miles of walking and biking paths that flow through the Missions National Historical Park. So take a stroll, grab a river taxi or rent a bike to explore the vibrant culture of the city. And if it floats your boat, rent a kayak for a totally different view.
San Antonio is all about family so you should bring them along! With SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Morgan’s Wonderland, the DoSeum, and the San Antonio Zoo, they can do their thing while you do yours.
San Antonio is the best place to go for true Tex-Mex cuisine and a recent explosion of home-grown chefs will have your inner-foodie doing a happy dance – especially when you find out that San Antonio is one of the most affordable cities to visit in the country and a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy!
San Antonio’s weather in March and April is one reason alone to make you fall in love with the city. During those months the max temperatures range from 76 to 83 with spring breezes and low humidity.