Monday, May 9, 2011

Southwest - San Antonio


My first stop in the Southwest is San Antonio. It is the seventh-largest city in US and the second-largest city in the state of Texas.  
San Antonio has many historical sites, national parks, and museums. I chose three places to visit: Alamo, San Fernando Cathedral, and River Walk.
 
You may know that the Alamo is an important historical landmark, but it is also the state’s most popular tourist attraction. There was a battle that took place at the Alamo building during the Texas Revolution and made the Alamo famous. A lot of Texans’ died during that battle, including some of the heroes such as Davie Crockett and William Travis.

 


San Fernando Cathedral is my second stop. It is a historical monument built in 1731. It is the oldest active cathedral in the US. 



Last but not least is the San Antonio River Walk.  It is a system of walkways along the San Antonio River. The sidewalks of the River Walk are lined with shops and restaurants. There is the River Parade called Fiesta San Antonio that takes place every spring and features flowery floats.
Well, that was a wonderful trip. I wish, you were all there with me. See you next time in the Grand Canyon.

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