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One of Spain's first steps toward colonizing Texas, San Antonio remained a strategic stronghold until the Texas Revolution. Today, many Texas families trace their roots to the original Spanish Canary Islander colonists. San Antonio holds a ten-day celebration for its patron saint each April, including art exhibitions, the coronation of King Antonio, a pilgrimage to the Alamo, and fireworks. San Antonio's library, constructed in the the city's characteristic spirit of celebration, is a great red enchilada poised among more traditional buildings.
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review by . February 29, 2000
Pros: Beautiful city, historical sites     Cons: Too commercialized     I just got back day before yesterday from San Antonio. I don't remember the first time I went there some 39 years ago as I was less than one year old. In the intervening time, I've lived there, visited there and vacationed there. This last visit left me feeling just a bit cool.      The first time I REMEMBER going there was just before I turned seven. My step-dad had …
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