San Antonio, Texas is a city rich with history and historical sites. Of course, when you're talking about historical impact, there's simply no landmark that is more recognized than the Alamo. It's so important that there's a city ordinance that restricts any construction that would cause a shadow to fall over it. San Antonio wouldn't be the city it is if it weren't for the battle at the Alamo.
The Alamo was originally built to be the church for the Mission San Antonio de Valero, which was founded in 1718. In fact, there are five other missions that were built in the 1700's that still exist today and tell a much more detailed story of what life was like back then. The San Antonio Missions National Historic Park is a must-see for history buffs.
The riverwalk is more than just a fun place to shop and eat. It's been around for almost a century and millions of dollars and untold lives and organizations have influenced its development over the decades. Certainly, it's one of the most well-known landmarks in the city.
Cultural landmarks include the Majestic Theater and now, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, which was recently renovated and is a magnificent SA site.
Old is made new again at the Pearl Brewery Complex where a once abandoned old brewery has been transformed into a bustling hub of the city. Restaurants, bars, shops and a new hotel can all be found here. Explore these sites and more!