First off, you should know that you’re moving to city with a rich colonial heritage. The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum, marks an infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. The missions of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park along with the Alamo, became part of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites on July 5, 2015. The San Antonio Missions became the 23rd U.S. site on the World Heritage List, which includes the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty.
Taste San Antonio
Make sure you pack your appetite before you move. As a bright star in the culinary sky, San Antonio provides food lovers the opportunity to visit acclaimed restaurants, local diners, farmers’ markets and specialty shops. You can even sign up for cooking classes at the Culinary Institute of America—San Antonio.
Whether you or someone you’re with has interest in the arts, culture, sports or recreation, San Antonio truly has something for everyone. From cowboy culture, to the arts and dining, it’s here in big Texan style. San Antonio has captivated people from cultures around the world since the city was first established in the early 1700s. Mexican, European, Asian, African and Western traditions all blend together into a personality that’s uniquely San Antonio. You’ll find outdoor sculptures and artwork, art galleries, more than 25 museums, over 40 performing arts stages and many cultural arts festivals. Together, these artistic attractions make San Antonio one of the top 25 cities for art in the United States.
Sports lovers will be especially excited to move to San Antonio. The city is home to the five-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs who play at the AT&T Center, and hosts the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, one of the largest such events in the country. The AT&T Center is also home to the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League and the San Antonio Stars of the Women’s National Basketball Association, both owned by the Spurs. San Antonio is home to the Double-A Minor League affiliate of the San Diego Padres, the San Antonio Missions who play at Nelson Wolff Stadium on the west side of the city. (San Antonio is the largest city in the country with neither a Major League nor AAA baseball team.) San Antonio hosts the NCAA football Alamo Bowl each December. San Antonio has two rugby union teams, the Alamo City Rugby Football Club, and San Antonio Rugby Football Club.