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As the nation’s third fastest-growing city in America and the seventh largest U.S. city, San Antonio has a lot to offer. Centrally located in the heart of Texas, San Antonio offers a blend of charm, vibrancy and color. There is much to do. More than 26 million people visit San Antonio each year. The city is centrally located between the east and west coasts. It is one of the American West’s oldest cities settled in 1731 by sixteen Spanish families from the Canary Islands. Here you will find hundreds of hotels, restaurants, night spots and shops line the city’s urban core including the magical River Walk below street level. There are over sixty-eight miles of urban hike and bike trails and over 11,000 acres of urban parks. The U.S.’s second oldest park, San Pedro Park, is in San Antonio. San Antonio features three hundred days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 70 degrees. In addition, San Antonio is the most affordable city in America, for both those who live here and those who visit as well as being one of America’s safest and best “walking” cities.
San Antonio is home to SeaWorld® San Antonio, the world’s largest marine life adventure park, Schlitterbahn, nearby, the world’s best water park according to the Travel Channel, and Six Flags® Fiesta Texas® one of the most visited attractions in the state. Travel + Leisure named San Antonio as one of America’s favorite cities.It is also home to the third largest zoo in the U.S. with over 3,500 animals. The San Antonio Zoo also shelters more than 230 endangered species.
For the sports fan, this city is home to The NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. It also features more than 40 public and private golf courses.