The pace of life in San Antonio can be as active or as quiet as one chooses. Living in a destination city has its benefits. Families appreciate having year-round access to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio. Foodies enjoy every genre of cuisine from food trucks in Southtown to the beloved Tex-Mex and barbecue fare. Theater, music and art aficionados can attend productions at the Majestic Theater and the Tobin Center or exhibitions at the McNay Art Museum. Sports fans cheer on their NBA team, the San Antonio Spurs.
San Antonio's culinary heritage derives from European and Mexican traditions of generations ago. Graduating chefs from the Culinary Institute of America San Antonio campus often decide to stay and launch innovative dining concepts here. Our food and drink scene is bursting with originality, bold flavors, and fun traditions you won't find elsewhere.
In 2017, San Antonio was designated a Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, signifying the city’s status as an international culinary destination. Come discover what we offer as a City of Gastronomy.
San Antonio offers more than 50 major events and festivals throughout the year, including one of the country's largest Day of the Dead celebrations, the Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony, the Texas Folklife Festival, and the famous Fiesta, a spirited 10-day salute to the Spanish heritage with numerous events citywide.