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San Antonio, Texas, USA
Pictures & visitor info from a trip to the city of San Antonio, located in Bexar County, Texas.

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Paul B. Michaels
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San Antonio is located in the south central area of Texas in Bexar County. It has the distinction of being the 7th biggest city in the USA and the 2nd largest city in the state of Texas.

The city of San Antonio is populated by over 1.5 million residents and is home to a variety of Fortune 500 Companies such as Tesoro Petroleum, QWest Communications, Valero Energy, Luby's Cafeteria, Clarke American, Ultramar Diamond Shamrock, Southwest Research Institute, Frost National Bank, Southwestern Bell, Taco Cabana, USAA, and HEB Grocery.

San Antonio was named after the Portugese Saint known as St. Anthony by a Spanish expedition that arrived in the area on the saint's feast day, June 13th, in 1691.

Another distinctive quality of San Antonio is the US Armed Forces presence including Randolph AFB, Camp Bullis, Kelly AFB, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland AFB & Brooks City Base.

River Boat Ride
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San Antonio is located about 80 miles (1.5 hours) from Austin, about 300 miles from Dallas (5 hours), 270 miles from Fort Worth (4.5 hours), 200 miles (3 hours) from Houston, and about 250 miles (4 hours) from Galveston Island.
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San Antonio River
Some of the tourist attractions located in or nearby to San Antonio include The Alamo, Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the San Antonio River Walk, Kiddie Park, Morgan's Wonderland, Brackenridge Park, Dinosaur Quest, Green Acres Golf & Games, Malibu Castle Go Kart Park, Market Square, Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Natural Bridge Caverns, San Antonio Botanical Garden, Scobee Planetarium, The Amazing Mirror Maze, the Buckhorn Museum, the Texas Ranger Museum,  and the Tower of the Americas.
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A few of the annual events that take place in or near San Antonio are the Luminaria Arts Festival, February Rodeo Excitement, the Bud Light River Walk Mud Festival, the Martin Luther King Jr. March & Rally, the US Army All American Football Bowl Game, the Asian Festival at the Institute of Texan Cultures, Remember the Alamo Weekend, Olives Ole International Olive Festival, Fiesta San Antonio, the Poteet Strawberry Festival, Culinaria Wine & Culinary Arts Festival, Tejano Conjunto Festival, the Texas Folklife Festival, the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival, the Fotoseptiembre USA Photography Festival, the Taste of the River Walk Culinary Event, Oktoberfest San Antonio, and Wurstfest.
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Hard Rock Cafe
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Downtown San Antonio
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