San Antonio Essential Info

Overview

San Antonio is the third largest city in Texas and 7th largest in the United States. It's the 24th largest metropolitan area in the country. Visited by more than 28.1 million annual visitors, it is a beautiful city at the axis of three different geological terrains: Hill Country, South Texas Plains and Prairie and Lakes. There's a lot to do in this city: fine art museums, historical missions and plenty of amusement parks in addition to great dining and lots of drinking. The culture and people are vibrant and interesting. Its downtown is one of the most lively in the nation.

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Fun Facts

  1. San Antonio native Robert Cade, invented Gatorade.
  2. When Johnny Cash met his first wife in San Antonio, he carved “Johnny Loves Vivian” on a public bench near the river.
  3. Amazon named San Antonio the “Most Romantic City in the U.S.” based on the number of purchases of romance books, movies, and… other products.
  4. After relieving himself on the Alamo Cenotaph, Ozzy Osbourne was banned from playing city owned venues for ten years.
  5. Shaquille O’Neal played basketball at San Antonio’s Cole High School.

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