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San Antonio is the historical center of once-independent Texas. In fact, the most famous shrine of Texan liberty is right in the middle of downtown. Not that most visitors would forget this attraction anyway, but its location helps to “Remember the Alamo.” Today, visitors explore the past and a walk along the city’s almost-as-famous Riverwalk. Shopping, dining, and nightlife establishments have sprouted up on the banks to create an oasis to travelers and locals alike.

The best part of San Antonio isn’t its past or its parties, however. The second-largest metropolitan area in Texas somehow manages to hold onto a friendly, small-town feel. Residents are from a hodgepodge of other places and cultures, so be warned: you may end up moving in yourself! Want to try out the city as a local for a while? Then check out our San Antonio vacation rentals.

The Local Life

While there’s plenty to do in tourist-friendly downtown, you’ll have to head outside the bustle to get to know San Antonio like a local. Head north of Interstate 35 to the neighborhood of Alta Vista. Feel right at home at 2 BR Historic Treasure w/ Swimming Pool on N Flores, Pets Welcome while literally living local history (with modern amenities, of course).

What do locals do on their days off? They relax in the Japanese Tea Garden, home to Kiddie Park, The DoSeum, the San Antonio Zoo, and the Witte Museum. Stay at Little House by the Pearl Brewery with enough space for your whole family, and you’ll make more memories than simply visiting the Alamo.

The best way to never forget what a place is like is to experience it like you live there. That’s exactly what you get when you book one of our vacation rentals in San Antonio. And the best part? You still get the Travelocity price guarantee. Now that’s what we call true travel liberty.

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