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In the course of its rich history, San Antonio went from a Spanish mission, to a Mexican colony, to part of its own country, and finally arrived as the American city it is today. Whew, that was quite a journey.  But for the traveler, this means that there are a lot of things to do in San Antonio, attractions to see and events to attend. And Hyatt knows exactly which ones you’d like.

Events in San Antonio

U.S. Army All American Bowl

January

Alamodome

San Antonio, TX

+1 973 366 8448

Future college and NFL stars play in this All-American high school game every year.

San Antonio Riverwalk Mud Festival

January

San Antonio, TX

Once a year, the San Antonio Riverwalk is drained and the locals use it as an excuse to throw a party. Nearly 15,000 people show up, but there can only be one Mud King and one Mud Queen.

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

February

AT&T Center, One AT&T Parkway
San Antonio, TX
+1 210 444 5000

Dedicated to agricultural and livestock industries, this event has been around since 1854. No word when the mutton busting started, but it’s always fun to watch a kid ride a sheep.

Poteet Strawberry Festival

April

Poteet, TX

+1 830 276 3323

It's hard to believe strawberries can cause such a commotion, but every year people come to see live music, a carnival and the South Texas Gunslingers.

Fiesta San Antonio

April

San Antonio, TX

+1 210 227 5191

What started as a parade in 1891 has become a full-blown 11-day celebration with more than 100 San Antonio events, each sponsored by a local non-profit that gives back to the community throughout the year. It's like the party never ends.

Cinco de Mayo

May

Market Square

San Antonio, TX

Texan and Mexican cultures blend together at this festival, where the people of San Antonio celebrate their common bond through music and food.

Dia de Los Muertos

November

San Antonio, TX

+1 210 432 1896

In an ironic twist, the Day of the Dead is actually meant to celebrate life. It's not morbid; it's festive, as exhibits take a humorous look at death as a natural part of life.

Essentials

Spread out over approximately 471 square miles, San Antonio is no small town. As a matter of fact, with more than one million people, it's the seventh largest city in the United States. In addition, nearly 26 million people visit San Antonio every year, and it's no wonder, with the weather kindly providing 300 days of sunshine.

History is the first thing that comes to mind when people think of San Antonio, TX. It's due largely to the Alamo, but the city's history goes much deeper than that. The area was occupied by settlers from the Canary Island in 1731. Since then, San Antonio has grown into its own Southwestern metropolis with its own unique neighborhoods, from the upscale Monte Vista Historic District to down-to-earth Pecan Valley. Wherever you go in San Antonio, a car will make it much easier to get around the city. After all, that's why Texans built so many highways.

While San Antonio is described as a laid-back town, that doesn't mean the city doesn’t love festivities. Right outside the Grand Hyatt San Antonio is bustling activity with numerous festivals and events, like Fiesta San Antonio, bringing the city to life. So, whatever you want to do, Hyatt Hotels in San Antonio are there to accommodate you.

Resources

San Antonio Current
An alternative source for news, this publication tells you what others won’t.

San Antonio Express-News
This local paper provides news and events, as well as the stuff you need to know.

San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau 
No one knows the city better than the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau.

San Antonio Weather
Odds are, it’ll be sunny, but you might as well check anyway.

Getting Around San Antonio

San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
More than seven million passengers come through this airport each year, located eight miles from downtown San Antonio.

San Antonio Airport Shuttles
A cheaper alternative to taking a taxi, airport shuttles cost only $18 to downtown San Antonio.

Taxis
From the airport to downtown costs about $23. Getting in the cab costs $2, while each additional mile is $2.25. There’s an airport fee of $1. If you take a cab from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., there’s a $1 late-night fee.

Rental Cars
If you plan to go outside the downtown San Antonio area, a rental car is your best choice.

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