About San Antonio

Take a journey through the amazing culture, natural beauty and wide range of activities you’ll find in San Antonio.

San Antonio’s old world Spanish flair and blend of cultures make it one of America’s most picturesque cities. To help you plan your trip to this colorful city, read about its history and some top attractionsweather and transportation.

Visitor Information Center

317 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-244-2000

San Antonio’s Official Visitor Information Center, located across from the Alamo, is the perfect place to start your unforgettable San Antonio experience! Friendly, professional staff are ready to share their expertise and resources for local travel options, maps and directions, tours and discounted area attraction tickets. You can also browse the many exceptional items in the gift shop to include local artisan’s work, unique souvenirs and exclusive San Antonio branded items.

San Antonio Facts

County: Bexar
Sales Tax: 8.25 percent, suburbs vary
Time Zone: Central, observes Daylight Savings Time
Newspaper: Express-News
Population: 1,532,233 (2018)

Major Colleges and Universities

  • Northwest Vista College
  • San Antonio College
  • St. Philip’s College
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • St. Mary’s University
  • Texas A&M University – San Antonio
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Trinity University
  • University of Houston – San Antonio
  • University of the Incarnate Word