It’s not surprising that San Antonio, a city famed for pivotal battles, has been noted by National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of the nation’s “next great adventure towns.” For almost three centuries, San Antonio has been a haven for cultural evolution and deep-rooted beliefs.
Today, this tapestry of lure and excitement lives on—along the banks of the River Walk and in the grandeur of beautifully-preserved Spanish colonial missions. National Geographic Adventure highlighted San Antonio’s upcoming River Walk extension which will lengthen this picturesque attraction from three to 13 miles. The extension will add 460 acres of riverside parkland as well as hike and bike trails. Other highlights included recreation at Government Canyon State Park. This 8,622-acre natural area offers hiking, biking and educational opportunities in a terrain landscaped with Mountain Laurels, Mesquite, Live Oaks, and Mexican Buckeye. The canyon was blazed by soldiers stationed at Ft. Sam Houston in the 1850s and is part of Texas’ rich ranching history. National Geographic Adventure also noted the diversity of San Antonio’s attractions, from the northern Hill Country dotted with vineyards to the Blue Star Brewing Co. nestled in a contemporary art district.
There is so much to do in San Antonio. From themed adventures at SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and area dude ranches to culture-rich attractions like the nation’s largest Mexican market and reused historic breweries, San Antonio is a destination like nowhere else.