Retirement, San Antonio Style
Enjoying San Antonio means walking into a tableau of cultures that includes Native Americans, Colonial Spain, the Canary Islands, Old Mexico, Germany and the Wild West, all deep in the heart of Texas. And remember the Alamo! It's Texas' number one tourist attraction. You'll see history everywhere — in the architecture, neighborhoods, food, culture and traditions. As the 7th largest city in the U.S., San Antonio offers a rich heritage mixed with urban style. Retirement in the sun — with more than 300 days of sunshine a year and warm summers and mild winters. San Antonio is an ideal location ... your retirement is going to be casual and comfortable.
San Antonio is a walking city. Twenty-six million tourists visit each year to stroll, shop and dine on the Paseo Del Rio, the River Walk — an energetic mix of shops and restaurants. Catch NBA action with the champion San Antonio Spurs. Wander around San Pedro Park, the second-oldest park in the United States. Visit Sea World San Antonio, the Botanical Gardens, The Witte Museum, McNay Art Institute, San Antonio Museum of Art and the San Antonio Zoo. Take the grandchildren to Schlitterbahn Water Park, Six Flags/Fiesta Texas and the San Antonio Children's Museum. Play golf on over 40 public and private courses. If you like places with exotic themes, visit the Aztec on the River, the only movie palace of its kind in Texas, or take tea in the Japanese Tea Gardens. Savor the best barbecue and Mexican food anywhere. And San Antonio loves the military — active duty and retired ... so you'll feel right at home.
San Antonio calls itself "the most affordable city for visitors and tourists in America." That's one more sign that it's an ideal value for an active retirement.