When it comes to planning a vacation in Texas, there are so many awesome options to choose from. Do you pack up the family and head to Dallas, Texas, Houston, Amarillo, San Antonio, El Paso, or Austin, Texas? While each of these cities in the Lone Star State offers something unique, one has risen to the top.

If you're looking for a cultural experience, a camping experience, a thrill-seeking experience at an amusement park, a shopping experience, or just a fun getaway you'll find it in many of the major cities across this great state. Now when it comes to the best vacation spot in Texas, Southern Living has named San Antonio as the best destination in Texas.

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There is much more to the Alamo City besides The Alamo! San Antonio has grown to become a destination for foodies, ghost tours, and thrill seekers too.

San Antonio is a cultural experience

The Mexican-American culture heavily influences a lot of design, food, and speech throughout San Antonio, however, the city also has a diverse German, Irish, Czechoslovakian, and cowboy culture too.

San Antonio is deep in Texas history

One of the most famous sites to explore and visit while in San Antonio is The Alamo. Learn more about Texas history while visiting Mission San Jose and San Antonio's Missions National Historical Park.

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Shop 'til you drop

Get your card ready for when you shop Historic Market Square, The Shops At Rivercenter, River Walk shops, and San Marcos Premium Outlets to find some authentic and awesome things that you need for yourself or your home.

San Antonio has family entertainment for you

Take a stroll along the banks of the famous River Walk, and cruise the River Walk in a water taxi to learn more about San Antonio's history. For the thrill seekers, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld offer up some thrilling roller coasters and family fun. If you're into the paranormal, book yourself a ghost-hunting tour.

The food selection is phenomenal

Authentic Mexican food is around every corner in San Antonio. Bring your appetite to The Pearl District a get a taste of Mediterranean, South Texas, Asian, French, Caribbean, and Italian food.

Plan that summer vacation now and have lots of fun in San Antonio.

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