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The Alamo

The Alamo

Jim Szabo

San Antonio, Texas is one of the more unique cities of the United States. A remarkable blending of cultures including Native Americans, German, Old Mexico, Spanish, the traditional Deep South, and a smattering of others make San Antonio unlike any other city. More than half the population identifies itself as of Hispanic heritage and the influence from Spain and Mexico still effects everyday life.

Though officially the second largest city in Texas, and the eighth largest city in the United States, San Antonio has a distinctly small-town flavor. If you live around the area for any length of time, you’ll be likely to run into someone you know just about anywhere you go. The same holds true for visitors, who are certain to find a small-town friendliness throughout the city.

Sunshine is plentiful throughout the year. With temperatures in July ranging from a high of 35 C (95 F) to a low of 24 C (75 F), summers can be brutal. However, in January, the average ranges from a high of 16 C (61 F) to a low of 3 C (38 F). Freezes are light and snow is almost unheard of during the winter, a great thing if you’re visiting from a snow-choked location.

A Riverboat Tour, the Alamo and the Institute of Texas Cultures are the most recommended places to visit.  A most intriguing tour is by San Antonio Walks.  www.sanantoniowalks.com

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