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San Antonio , TX

Population: 1,413,881
Photo: Al Rendon/SACVB

History-rich and city savvy describes downtown San Antonio, TX. With landmarks like the Alamo in its midst, it has an obvious appeal for both history buffs and the casual tourist. But waiting in the Alamo's shadow is a downtown that has a draw all its own, thanks in part to the impressive River Walk, a 5-mile stretch of shops, cafés, outdoor eateries and hotels located along the river. Away from the River Walk are dozens of award-winning restaurants, shopping centers and places to be entertained. There's usually something going on downtown, whether it's a parade, sporting event or festival.

The Scene: Urban Oasis

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