About San Antonio
San Antonio is the second-largest city in the state of Texas and the seventh-largest city in the United States. The city has become well known as a cultural gateway into the American southwest.
Famous for its Riverwalk, the Alamo, unique culture, and home to the SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks, the city is visited by 26 million tourists per year according to the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Central Business District is home to Rivercenter Mall, anchored by a Macy's and an IMAX theater.
San Antonio also puts on many festivities throughout the year including Fiesta, the Annual Stock Show and Rodeo, the Texas Folklife Festival, as well as numerous parades on holidays such as Cinco de Mayo and Battle of Flowers, along with victory parades for the four-time National Basketball Association champion San Antonio Spurs.
The city was named for the Portuguese St. Anthony, whose feast day on June 13 marks the day a Spanish expedition stopped in the area in 1691.
San Antonio is the 4th fastest growing large city in the nation from 2000-2006 in terms of percentage. Its metropolitan area has approximately two million people and is the 28th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S.