San Antonio Resources

The seventh most populous city in the U.S. and the second-largest city in Texas, San Antonio is home to more than 1.4 million people—including more than 213,000 older adults.

In addition to #AGS17 come May 2017, San Antonio boasts a trio of popular attractions: the River Walk, Market Square, and the Alamo. But beyond the obvious, San Antonio offers excellent art, shopping, and plenty of Texas hospitality.

Discover “Unforgettable San Antonio” by taking a journey through some of the amazing culture, natural beauty, and wide range of activities available to #AGS17 attendees.

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  • Millions of people visit the River Walk each year to enjoy this unusual urban sanctuary that winds along the San Antonio River. Walk, shop, dine, and enjoy the hospitality of a world-renowned urban waterway—it’s a different world one story below the bustling street.
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park spotlights four of the area’s Spanish colonial missions. Along with the Alamo, these missions have collectively been designated the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas.
  • The scope of artwork in San Antonio museums and galleries is richly diverse, including extensive collections of Asian, Latin American, European, American, Western, and Native American art. Neighborhoods such as Southtown and King William are replete with galleries and studios showcasing the work of talented and innovative artists and artisans, many of whom make their home in San Antonio. Artpace, a visionary organization advocating contemporary art, has brought San Antonio recognition through its guest curators and international artist-in-residence program. For more information on museums and galleries, click here.
  • The American cowboy, that iconic image of the rugged rancher, resonates the world over. This vital culture still thrives throughout the dude ranches and old-time dance halls that dot the Texas Hill Country, providing plenty of opportunities for visitors to immerse themselves in a truly authentic Western experience.
  • Playtime in San Antonio means one thing: Texas-sized adventure! Big thrills await you at world-class theme and water parks, including Six Flags® Fiesta Texas, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, Splashtown San Antonio, and Morgan’s Wonderland.
  • San Antonio’s culinary palette is derived from the influence of European and Mexican traditions. And the area’s newest arrivals have brought with them cooking styles and spices reflecting both heritage and innovation. Get a taste of San Antonio’s foodie scene and its future in Cathey Ambush’s article “San Antonio Serves the Best Tex-Mex in the World. Here’s Where to Get It…and Where to See What’s Tex-Next.” Want to know where to start with so many delicious choices? Here is a starter list, but San Antonio’s cuisine could take years to explore.
  • San Antonio’s nine major shopping malls—some indoor, some open air—make the city a top shopping destination. And beyond the malls, you can explore the city’s charming neighborhoods, where locals live, play—and, of course, shop.
  • San Antonio’s mild climate is conducive to outdoor activity year-round. The city’s great open spaces begin right in the heart of downtown, where you’ll find opportunities for bicycling, hiking, and canoeing. Major parklands are just a few miles north of the city hub and wilderness trails crisscross the area. Take a self-guided tour or opt for the services of a pro.