10 Fun Facts About San Antonio

by Antonio de Pereda
by Antonio de Pereda

1. San Antonio is Spanish for Saint Anthony.
2. It was named after Saint Anthony of Padua, by a 1691 Spanish expedition in the area.
3. It’s the seventh biggest city (in terms of population) in the U.S.
4. Second biggest in Texas.
5. It’s known for its Spanish colonial missions, the Alamo, the River Walk, the Tower of the Americas, the Alamo Bowl, and Marriage Island.

alamo
The Alamo

6. The city is home to the four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.

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7. It hosts an annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, one of the largest in the country.

sa rodeo
8. There are several  US armed forces facilities located there. The industry is diverse and tourism plays an important role in the economy.

9. It boasts 300 days of sunshine/year. (My soggy bones from the coast might just dry out!)

10. It’s known as one of the safest and best walking cities in the U.S.

Main sources: Wikipedia, Info Please,

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Author: Jo-Ann Carson

Jo-Ann Carson writes a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest stories are in the Gambling Ghosts Series: A Highland Ghost for Christmas, A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day, Confessions of a Pirate Ghost and The Biker Ghost Meets his Match. An anthology of the novellas will be coming out this summer. Currently she is working on Midnight Magic, A Ghost & Abby Mystery, the first book in a spin-off series from her Viking ghost story. Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, playing Mah Jong and drinking good coffee. You can chat with her on social media: You can find all her links on her website - http://jo-anncarson.com

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