San Antonio Local Customs

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  • 1. Tejano Culture and Music

    One of the unique things about San Antonio is the wedding culture of the town. On several occasions, we ran into wedding parties getting their bridal pictures taken in various city locations. Obvious...

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  • 2. Cultural Events

    EVERY YEAR IN APRIL THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO PUTS ON A PARTY THAT LASTS ABOUT 2 WEEKS. IT IS BEFORE THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER AND THE WEATHER IS STILL PLEASANT. YOU CAN GO FIND SOMETHING SPECIAL TO DO...

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  • 3. Torch of Friendship

    Of you're going to spend time around the downtown/Riverwalk area you're probably going to come across this tall, bright red sculpture named the Torch of...

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  • 4. Fiesta Badges

    Last year I experinced Fiesta for the first time. It is a week long party basically, and it can be rather expensive. You can go to a variety of themed parties,...

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  • 5. Guide to Tex-Mex - Migas

    Breakfast Tex-Mex is one of my personal favorites, so I would like to introduce you to one of the famous egg dishes in the repertoire. Migas is a dish of egg,...

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  • 6. Guide to Tex-Mex - The Chimichanga

    After consulting with a couple of people outside of Texas, there was a concern that some of the loyal VT readers were unaware of the terminology of Texas foods....

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  • 7. Jarritos

    San Antonio is definitely the home to many Mexican Americans. You will likely see this evidenced by the number of locations around San Antonio that sell...

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  • 8. BAT TOURS

    If you cannot get out to Carlsbad Caverns, then the Old Tunnel near Fredericksburg is a nice option. With over five millions bats in residence during August,...

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  • 9. MILITARY PARADES

    With so many military units in and around San Antonio, parades are a common sight. The vast Parade Ground at Fort Sam Houston - jog around the whole thing and...

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  • 10. San Antonio Mission Docents

    When you are travelling around through the Missions in San Antonio, you will likely see someone in a blue or purple shirt with a purple brimmed hat. These...

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  • 11. Right Not to Bear Arms

    As you can imagine, several of the active parishes in San Antonio are not interested in allowing guests to carry firearms on the premises. “Blessed are the...

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  • 12. San Antonio Information Ambassadors

    San Antonio has done a wonderful job in making this town a friendly location for tourists. In particular, you will notice that there are several people dressed...

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  • 13. A Night of Fireworks!

    On this recent visit to San Antonio we lodged at the Marriott River Walk. We viewed the magnificent New Year's Eve fireworks display from our balcony, atop the...

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  • 14. Can I help?

    Alamo City Amigos are volunteers who love their city and are proud to be part of a team working to keep it a great place to visit and to live. You'll see the...

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  • 15. Country Dancing/Rodeo

    Texans have very strong and proud traditions. They love country music and often go country dancing. I went to a large venue (I think it was midnight rodeo)...

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  • 16. Who are all those people dressed in blue?

    The Air Force boot camp is located in San Antonio at Lackland AFB. Every Saturday the newly graduated Airmen are allowed to go off base with thier friends and...

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  • 17. A Wonderful Ethnic Mix of People

    We found a wonderful mix of Hispanics, African Americans, Caucasians, and other ethnic groups. The people we rode the bus with each day were very friendly, and...

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  • 18. "Show Your Shoe!"

    During Fiesta parades like Battle of Flowers etcThere some floats that have princess. Yell out "Show Your Shoe!" at them and they'll show their shoe.Sometimes...

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  • 19. About Australia

    For any expat Aussies, Kiwi's or even Brits, go and check out the About Australia shop just opposite the Alamo. Its a large shop which also has some Texan...

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  • 20. Mexican art

    Toward west from downtown, you can find an entire neighborhood in wich people, most mexican of course had painted these mural art in their homes. This represent...

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  • 21. Fiesta, San Antonio - Party Time

    Fiesta, San Antonio is a 10 day citywide festival held on the 3rd and 4th weekends in April. The festival celebrates Texas’ victory over Santa Ana at San...

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  • 22. Nationality of the Alamo

    The largest proportion of defenders were foreign immigrants from the United Kingdom. From the 1800 Act of Union, the United Kingdom comprised: England, Wales,...

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  • 23. Latin Central :)

    Did you know... San Antonio has the largest percentage of latinos in any city on the US. Bet you thought it was Los Angeles, California or Miami, Florida. LA...

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  • 24. Here is a good San Antonio...

    Here is a good San Antonio summer recipe. There will be a winter one later -- MUCH LATER!Sopa de Tomate Aguacate2 lg. avocados (aguacates), peeled and chopped1...

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  • 25. Festivals and funnel cake!

    Funnel cake is popular at festivals.For Cinco De Mayo celebration, there were booths with many kinds of foods for sale.It was a street party not to be...

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