San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas, downtown skyline from above at dawn.

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Sure, Austin is a fantastic city, but a trip to San Antonio offers a more laid-back experience with just as much appeal. The city is brimming with sights, sounds, and activities that will entice visitors. San Antonio was designated a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, which means there are lots of delectable dishes to try.