San Antonio: celebrating its first 300 years


San Antonio started its history 300 years ago in May 1718 with the foundation of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the Mission of San Antonio de Valero (today El Alamo,) whose inhabitants helped to settle the bases for eclectic art, cultural diversity and amazing innovations you can find in San Antonio.

During the following centuries, the small community grew until becoming the largest seventh city in the United States and an important contributor to arts, tourism, gastronomy and technology of Texas. Today, San Antonio is a city that delights with acting, festivities and its colorful character.

Among the festivities we recommend you to visit the The Witte Museum, where you can discover 300 years of secrets with the exhibition Confluence & Culture: 300 years of San Antonio History.

At SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio you will find today more fun, bright and much water. There will be more to get wet, more to fly and even more experiences this year in SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio.

There will be activities full of adventures at the San Antonio Zoo. Here you can create unique family memories during your visit to the San Antonio Zoo. This summer, be face to face with a natural sized dinosaur while the zoo becomes the Zoorassic Park!

The DoSeum on its exhibition: Dream Tomorrow Today, children and families are invited to enter the time machine and get out into the future they are imagining.

We invite you to join the special events and exhibitions of this tercentenary celebration.

More information:

Visit San Antonio
203 S. St. Mary’s Street, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX. 78205
(210) 207-6700
San Antonio Visitor Information Center
317 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX. 78205.