After we finished up Austin, we drove south towards San Antonio. If this city’s name doesn’t ring a bell, think, “REMEMBER THE ALAMO!” San Antonio was where the Battle of the Alamo took place between Feb 23-March 6, 1836. This was a key event in the Texas Revolution – pretty much what happened was the Mexican troops killed all but two of the Texas defenders. The Texans, understandably, were upset. They wanted revenge so badly that they ended the revolution by defeating the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.
So that’s why today, we remember the Alamo as the site of this famous battle. The Alamo was originally named Mission San Antonio de Valero and served as home to Christian missionaries and their Indian converts between 1724 and 1793. However, in 1793, the Alamo’s religious purpose was taken away as Spanish officials secularized San Antonio’s five missions.
This is the Alamo at night. It’s really impressive.
According to the official website, the San Antonio River Walk is a public park open 365 days a year, filled with restaurants, hotels, bars, attractions, and more. You can even take a boat ride/taxi around the river.
We had a great time in San Antonio. If we ever go back, it’ll be during the day time so we can go inside the famous Alamo!