Travel Adventures: San Antonio, USA.

Happy Friday friends!

I hope you are all doing great and are staying safe.

This is a #Flashbackfriday post of my trip to San Antonio, Texas, USA in May last year.

I was attending the American Association Of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) International Conference & Exhibition and as usual had to tour the city.

San Antonio officially the city of San Antonio, is the seventh-most populous city in the United States and the second-most populous city in both Texas and the Southern United States, with more than 1.53 million residents. Founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718, the city became the first chartered civil settlement in present-day Texas in 1731. The area was still part of the Spanish Empire, and later of the Mexican Republic. It is the state’s oldest municipality, having celebrated its 300th anniversary on May 1, 2018.

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Since I had only five days in the city, I decided to buy a tour bus ticket stopping only at certain sites of interest.

The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum, marks an infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico.

 

I took a narrated river walk boat tour and it was a splendid experience.

Following the San Antonio River, the miles-long River Walk is a landmark pedestrian promenade lined with cafes and shops. The Love Lock Bridge which is shown in the picture on the extreme right is a place where couples use locks to symbolize their strong relationship.

 

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The Tower Life Building as seen along the river walk.

 

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Check out this 2D view of this  Skyscrapper along the River walk.

 

 

The Tower of the Americas is a 750-foot observation tower-restaurant located in the Hemisfair district on the southeastern portion of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, United States. The Tower was designed by San Antonio architect O’Neil Ford and was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World’s Fair, HemisFair ’68. The Tower of the Americas overlooks the city.

Ticket includes unlimited access to Observation Deck, Flags Over Texas & the 4D Theater Ride!

 

 

Outside the lobby of the Tower of the Americas.

 

Pictures from the tower.

 

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The Shops at Rivercenter is a shopping mall located in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, United States along the city’s River Walk. It is anchored by Macy’s, H&M, as well as a 38-story.

Due to the schedule of the conference, this was the best I could do in terms of sight seeing. Other notable sights were viewed from the top of the tour bus.

 

I hope you enjoyed viewing my pictures and videos.

Have you visited San Antonio?

Share your experience in the comment section below.

 

 

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