By: Lonely Planet Editors
April 30, 2021
The great American experience is about so many things: bluegrass and beaches, snow-covered peaks and redwood forests, restaurant-loving cities and open skies.
San Antonio beguiles visitors with its pretty River Walk and rich history. Start in the heart of town at the battle-scarred Alamo, Texas’ most famous historic site, and walk or grab a share bike for the multi-mile meander along the San Antonio River past museums, restaurants and shops, clear out to the city’s cluster of 18th-century Spanish missions. Beyond these obvious attractions, locals tout the city’s easy diversity, on full display at its lively festivals – crowned by the 10-day Fiesta San Antonio in April.