Where to Live in San Antonio to be Close to Culture and History

San Antonio is definitely a location that has a tremendous amount of history attached to the city. The city offers many museums as well as many authentic historic sites. If you’re planning on living in San Antonio and are looking for a place that will put you close to history then there are several options to choose from. You could live close to the Alamo, Botanical Garden, Enchanted Springs Ridge, or close to the River Walk that contains many of San Antonio’s prestigious museums along with many other fun activities to choose from.

If you chose to live near the River Walk in San Antonio there would be almost endless options of activities to enjoy. The River Walk is an attraction that is open 365 days a year. Apart from the winding river, it is packed full of history, unique restaurants, one of a kind hotels, and much more. The River Walk is located 20 ft. below street level and it is a short walk from the Alamo. There are also many different museums located near the River Walk, such as, Buckhorn Museum and Saloon, San Antonio Children’s Museum, and Ripley’s Believe it or not.

If you will be walking the River Walk, a trip to the Alamo is also a must. The Alamo is where a small band of Texans held out for 13 days against the centralist army of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. The death of the defenders of the Alamo has come to be a symbol of bravery and sacrifice for the cause of liberty.  The Alamo is located in downtown San Antonio and represents nearly 300 years of history. It is comprised of three buildings – The Shrine, Long Barrack Museum, and Gift Museum. Visitors of the Alamo can also stroll through the Alamo Gardens.

At the Buckhorn Museum and Saloon you can enjoy more than 128 years of history, including plenty of cowboy memorabilia, a very unique horn collection to view, a two-headed calf, a lamb with eight legs, and many more interesting things to check out. If that’s not enough to satisfy your history appetite then you could take a trip down to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, which is America’s largest and most interactive Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and see all sorts of unique and wild sights.  There are over 500 one of a kind exhibits to see and there is also a new 4-D moving theater to enjoy. In the 4-D theater you can experience motion and movement that allows you to feel like you’re a part of the movie.

If a break from all the history is something that you need then there are also tons of other fun activities in San Antonio that are available. You could go check out the world’s largest marine life adventure park, SeaWorld. At SeaWorld you will get to enjoy a lineup of more than 26 astounding shows, animal attractions, and thrilling rides. If rides are what you’re after then taking a visit to Six Flags would also be a fun-filled adventure.  Along with the vast array of roller-coasters and other rides there are also many different shows like Straight Country and Rockin’ at Rockville High. There is also a fireworks celebration to enjoy, a free water park during the summer, and many more activities to enjoy at Six Flags.

The almost endless historic and fun-filled activity options to choose from in San Antonio make choosing a place to rent in the city a fun experience. There is such a vast array of activities to choose from that almost anywhere you decide to rent would put you close to a historic landmark, museum, or amusement park.

This post was written and provided by Martha Keagan who is a full time mother, freelance writer and a nationwide apartment rentals broker. Last April Keagan was able to travel to Texas where she has helped hundreds of Texans find great deals on San Antonio apartments.