For the next step in my life, I have moved to San Antonio, TX. I have been here for about a week and enjoy the weather in which I wear T-shirts in January, lower cost of living, and super stores (i.e. Super Walmarts and Targets) nonstop along the highways. Everything is bigger in Texas. While waiting for an apartment, I was able to enjoy two days in the city, full of culture, history, and food. Below are some missions, the Alamo, the Riverwalk, historic German buildings, La Villita, and the tallest tower in the city.
The Alamo is from the battle in which Texas gained independence from Mexico. It is similar to the missions but more of a fort. Now it has been converted into a free museum with many visitors from all over the world.
La Villita is a replica village of colonial Europe with cutesy shops. It is located by the Riverwalk, a small river with a stone walkway on both sides with many stores, restaurants, and vendors set up along the entire length. The river is not one long body of water but rather a man-made canal with several endpoints.
King William’s Historical District features homes built by German immigrants which were preserved pretty well. Victorian and other influences give these homes a colonial America feel.
As an added bonus, the San Antonio Missions have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list as of summer 2015! There are a total of four missions, very similar to each other, to visit; Mission Espada, Concepcion, Jose, and Juan. These were communities built by European missionaries and local tribes as residences and protection against enemies. Now, these structures have been preserved as national park lands.
Scroll below to see the whole shebang.