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San Antonio’s Multi-Cultural Appeal

Posted by Richard Soto on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 at 9:38am.

As the gateway to Southern Texas, San Antonioenjoys a beautiful blend of cultures which are entwined into the sights and sounds enjoyed by so many.This flourishing area combines the sights and sounds of today's American and Mexican cultures with the lure and captivation of its colorful past. Old-world, open markets and contemporary art galleries create a unique fusion for residents and visitors alike. Its rich history is apparent the moment you experience the architecture, the neighborhoods, the food, the culture and the traditions that make up San Antonio. A gorgeous, sight-to-be-seen downtown area, a superb climate and cultural and historical sites and experiences are what make San Antonio the special destination that it is.

The River Walk

Top-notch restaurants, high-end boutiques and lively, outdoor entertainment can be found along the peaceful river of the River Walk, which is one of the city's top attractions. While on the River Walk, experience La Villita, a National Historic District which boasts a colorful array of arts and craft shops and galleries, as well as The Alamo, the Shrine of Texas Liberty. Another fun stop found along the River Walk is El Mercado, an authentic, market square which boasts crafts and treats of all kinds.

King William Historic District

This exceptional, restored neighborhood features many different architectural styles, including Greek Revival, Italinate and Victoria. Enjoy touring the Geunther House, which also includes a restaurant, a store and a museum and the Steves Homestead, which is now a museum of historical homes. The nearby Southtown neighborhood provides an eclectic mix of shops, galleries and restaurants, as well as the Blue Arts Center, which features galleries and a brew pub.

World-Class Museums

Experience Latin American, Asian, folk and contemporary art at the San Antonio Museum of Art. The McNay Art Museum boasts internationally renowned exhibits, manuscripts and sculpture gardens. Learn about Latin history in America at The Museo Alameda, and culture, history and science at the Witte Museum.

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