Because it just doesn’t feel quite like spring yet we are still doing our Winter in The South for Travel Tuesday. We hesitate a bit to include Texas as the south as it has its own very unique culture but of course we could say that of New Orleans too! But we think you should give San Antonio a look.
So why might you know about San Antonio? Probably Because you remember The Alamo! OK that might be in poor taste but San Antonio is home to the Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum, that marks an infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. Fun fact San Antonio is the seventh-most populated city in the United States and the second-most populous city in the state of Texas. Crazy right? But some, OK Texas Monthly, are making the case that San Antonio might be the new Austin.
Though that is a contentious point on both sides of the breakfast taco wars (that’s a thing apparently)
The people expressing outrage at the sentiment aren’t just Austinites outraged that their hip oasis in the middle of Texas is getting replaced, at least in the eye of one outlet, by its less-cool cousin to the south—it’s a lot of San Antonio folks annoyed at the insinuation that they’d even want to be the new Austin.
But whatever opinions you have on being a hipster or being proudly normcore (which you wouldn’t say if you WERE normcore we imagine) the city has a lot to make a weekend trip worth it including the renewed Blue Star Arts Complex, the Alamo Quarry Market and more—have given San Antonio what Texas Monthly cals an updated look that’s got the city earning worldwide accolades.