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San Antonio, Texas in Pictures

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San Antonio, Texas celebrates the 175th Anniversary of the Battle of The Alamo. What better way to bring you closer to this vibrant river city than through pictures.

The Alamo

The icon of San Antonio and also the reason for celebration in 2011.
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A pre-dawn ceremony honors the fallen on both sides of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, which was fought in darkness

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Ceremony commemorating the historic battle with military and civic dignitaries

San Antonio River Walk

The River Walk brings a community and tourism together along the San Antonio River for entertainment, the arts, dining and scenic jogs.

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River Walk at night from the Market St. bridge. Colored umbrellas from the famous restaurant Casa Rio

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San Antonio River Tours on the Barge

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Filtering Waterfalls Along the San Antonio River

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Casa Rio Restaurant

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Casa Rio Restaurant on a Sunday Morning

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Scenic San Antonio River Tours

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Pedestrian Bridges on the San Antonio River Outside the Downtown

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A view from the River Walk looking to Downtown San Antonio

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A Night Photography of the San Antonio River Walk and Casa Rio Restaurant

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San Antonio River Walk near Navarro Street Bridge

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Tour Operator on the San Antonio River Walk

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Restaurants and Bars

Dominating the River Walk is outdoor seating for patrons at every restaurant and bar. Enjoy the touristy icons of Dicks and Hard Rock Cafe, or be entertained at the Dueling Piano Bar or The Landing Jazz Bar.
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Enjoying Dinner and a Tour on a River Barge

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Jazz Playing Inside the Hyatt Regency on the San Antonio River Walk at Jim Cullum's Landing

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Texas style dining on the Riverwalk in San Antonio at The Republic of Texas Restaurant & Nightclub

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Inside the Hyatt Regency on the San Antonio River Walk, Jim Cullen's Landing

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Breakfast Buffet at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk (Herbed Tomatoes)

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La Gloria - Mexican Street Food at the Old Pearl Brewery

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La Gloria - Mexican Street Food at the Old Pearl Brewery

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Located in La Villita on the Riverwalk, Little Rhein Steak House is recognized for its USDA steaks & expansive wine list

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Breakfast Buffet at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk (Applewood Bacon & Sausage))

Architecture

San Antonio buildings represent many different old styles, weighing heavily on the Spanish Colonial style. Examine the old hotels, missions and breweries.

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The Old Lone Star Brewing Company and now San Antonio Museum of Art

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The Historic Emily Morgan hotel in downtown San Antonio by the Alamo

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5 Bells Representing 5 Missions Including The Alamo on the River Walk next to the Arneson River Theatre

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Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk - San Antonio, TX

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Gargoyles on the Smith Young Tower, along the San Antonio River

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The Tower Life Building is a landmark and historic building in San Antonio, Texas. Construction of the tower began in 1927 and the building rises 403 feet

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Market Street Bridge on the San Antonio River Walk

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The Nix Professional Building is a 23 story hostpital in downtown San Antonio that provides an optical illusion from the River Walk

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Commerce Street Bridge on the San Antonio River Walk

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I need help with the name of this one please.

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Walking up to Houston Street from the San Antonio River Walk

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Clock Tower Elevator on the San Antonio River Walk

History, Culture & Art

Beyond The Alamo there is an incredible amount of history and culture associated with San Antonio. Next in line is probably the Missions, where you eventually be able to access from the River Walk. Museums of art and latino culture were on our map to explore.

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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park - Mission Concepción

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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park - Mission Concepción

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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park - Mission Concepción

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Artful Bridges in The Eagleland segment of the River Walk, currently under construction

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Realistic concrete sculpture along the River Walk by Carlos Cortés

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San Antonio Museum of Art, formerly the Lone Star Brewing Co. Building

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Tibetan Buddhist Sand Manadala at the San Antonio Museum of Art

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Street Food Vendor Near the Museo Alameda in the historic Market Square, in downtown San Antonio

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Street Performers near the Museo Alameda in the historic Market Square, in downtown San Antonio

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Pioneer Flour Mills & Guenther House Museum & Restaurant

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The Eternal Flame of San Antonio

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Go See San Antonio, Texas!

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Horse Carriage Rides in Downtown San Antonio

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Federico says:

I keep hearing great things about San Antonio lately…and actually I always have. I almost went there 2 weeks ago but I did not have the passport with me and couldn’t make it…argh

It’s a great place to visit. The River Walk area is the tourist hot spot.

Sabrina says:

Ooooh, those pics make me want to re-visit San Antonio. Se pretty!

Mara says:

I’m singing Lyle Lovett while I look at these! Got to get me there some day.

Jason says:

Wow, Lyle Lovett. And didn’t he date or marry Julia Roberts at one point?

Abi says:

Funky pics! Esp the one with the tomatoes

I lived just up the street (in Oklahoma) for 5 years, but never made it to San Antonio. Looks like I missed out on heaps. Great pictures.

Jason says:

It’s never too late to visit.

Don Faust says:

I love San Antonio. Of course, I love Tex-Mex food. You need to try chilaquiles for breakfast.

Jason says:

Sounds like I have a food plan for next time I visit.

Adam says:

Did you get to Taco Taco? Or at the very least get a breakfast burrito somewhere?

Jason says:

We did not Adam, however we did have the best Mexican food at La Gloria – Authentic Mexican Street Food. It was such a busy schedule and we had so much to eat during our short stay. But, I am ecstatic about La Gloria.

Jann Dougherty says:

I love looking at these fabulous pictures! My favorite one, however, is the one showing the riverwalk all lit up at night; it’s beautiful! I wish someone would have designed the waterfront in the city of Richmond, VA like this! #VisitSA

Teresa says:

My favorite – the picture of the Emily Morgan hotel. We walked past that when we visited last year and thought we should go there again and stay. #VisitSA

Liz says:

#visitSA
It’s hard to pick just 1 favorite one! I like the night photo of the Riverwalk/Casa Rio though.

I was just in San Antonio but unfortunately it was for a work conference, so I didn’t have much time to explore – would love to go back! Weather was great there, too (I live in Michigan).

Christy says:

#VisitSA My fav is the church interior shot The lighting was great.

Amanda k says:

I liked the image of the Riverwalk at night. The lights and colors were very fun! I want to go! #VisitSA

Jason says:

One of my favorites too.

All these photos are awesome, but I really LOVE all the men dressed up recreating the battle!

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Val says:

My favorite photo is the one of the riverwalk at night because the colors are gorgeous! #VisitSA

Geoff says:

#VisitSA Great night photo of the SA Riverwalk and Casa Rio. Always enjoy long exposures when there are multicolored lights on water AND when a boat went by leaving a light trail. Very nicely done! (This spot is where I remember seeing a huge snake swimming up the middle of the river in broad daylight. Yeesh!) Love your photos.

Sonja says:

I like the photo with the five mission bells because it reminds me of Mission San Juan Capistrano. #VisitSA

Hope says:

I’ve wanted to visit SA since the 2008 Final Four. The River Walk at night is my favorite shot. The reflections are beautiful! #VisitSA

Erika says:

I loved the picture with all of the different brightly colored umbrellas. Looks like a perfect spot! #VisitSA

Mary Anne says:

#VisitSA Beautiful pics of San Anton. I like the night time riverwalk pic the best, but they are all good. Great blog!

Daryle says:

I love the pedestrian bridge photo outside of downtown. That blue sky is just calling out to me! I must admit, SA hasn’t been on my radar until just recently. Thanks for sharing your photos…I’m looking forward to visiting sometime. #VisitSA

Warren Robinson says:

Museum of Art picture of the sculpture is actually my favorite because it’s looks like such an unusual and fascinating place to explore and learn. Would LOVE to win the trip! #VisitSA

What a beautiful visual display of San Antonio, a beautiful town my family has enjoyed visiting before. Great post!

Everything looks so much bigger there!

We didn’t have San Antonio on our radar but these pictures convinced us to make a stop there! Not sure if we’ll make it to Texas during our road trip through the South this summer, but we’ll try!

Jason says:

My two favorite cities in Texas are Austin and San Antonio, both worth a visit if dring through.

going to college in Austin, I made it down to San Antonio a bunch of times. Great city to go visit and these pics are wonderful. Wish I would have driven down and hung out with ya’ll

Jason says:

Honestly Michael, we had very little time to do anything on our own, but it still would have been nice to meet up.

Looks like you enjoyed Texas. We’re camped out here for a couple of months after finishing a 30,000 mile RV trip around the states (with four kids in tow).

Love the website… look forward to reading about more of your adventures!

Jason says:

30,000 WOW! That’s a trip. I have enjoyed Austin and San Antonio so far. So much more to see.

elizabeth says:

My dad comes from San Antonio. I am a TEXAS girl at heart. YEEE HAAA. Amazing pictures Jason

Jason says:

Glad we could make you proud.

Ana O'Reilly says:

Nice photos! The bring back happy memories :)

Jason says:

Thanks for checking them out Ana, glad we could bring back some memories for you, especially good ones.

Philippine Tourism says:

The pictures just makes my feet, itch more! I wanna go to Texas….

I’ve never thought of San Antonio as a cool place to visit but your pictures make me want to go!

Jason says:

It’s a wonderful place to visit. This trip has inspired to us to get out and explore the United States.

Pete says:

Some excellent photos, I never pictured San Antonio like that, but very nice. And how cool you get to go during the 175th anniversary of the Alamo. I especially love the photos of the cannon and the prison cell, well done.

Jason says:

Thanks for taking a look Pete. It was a photo friendly city, especially with the famous River Walk. It’s nice to see something different. And a city built around a river like this, was definitely different.

Great pictures! The last one reminded me of Melaka in Malaysia, with all the colorful lights on the carriage!

Jason says:

There are carriages all Old City Philadelphia too, but I think they need to take note of the colorful lighted ones in San Antonio. I loved the lights.

Glen says:

I’ve wanted to go to the Alamo ever since I saw the movie “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” in the 80s!

Jason says:

Hah! Glen, that is the definitely The Alamo and it’s impact on Pop Culture. Everyone asks, where is the basement? Actually, they told us there is a small basement under the gift shop. Not sure if that counts.

Jason says:

It’s definitely a travel destination. I have been to Dallas, but it doesn’t compare with San Antonio or Austin. They are both really fun small cities with a great relaxed and artistic atmosphere.

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