San Antonio's selling point these days? Tourists might say they've come for the Alamo and the River Walk. But locals are touting the city's easy diversity, with all races and cultures truly coexisting and supporting each other. Residents are also excited about the ever-growing Pearl District – it may seem like half the city is here on a sunny Saturday afternoon. And we've never seen a place with so many bicycle-share stations, making it easy to explore the Museum Reach and the Mission Reach (the newest sections of the famed River Walk).
The biggest surprise for visitors? The fact that two of the state's most popular destinations – the aforementioned Alamo and River Walk – are smack dab in the middle of downtown, surrounded by historical hotels, tourist attractions and souvenir shops. The rest of the city sprawls out beyond them, never impinging on the tourist trade.