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Officially named the City of San Antonio, Spanish for Saint Anthony, is the seventh-most populated city in the United States and the second-most populous city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1,409,019. The San Antonio-New Braunfels metroplex, commonly referred to as Greater San Antonio, has a population of nearly 2.4 million based on the 2015 US Census estimate, making it the 25th-largest metropolitan area in the United States and third-largest in the state of Texas.
San Antonio's River Walk, some 13 miles long, is the city's second-most-visited attraction, giving it the additional nickname of "River City. Near downtown San Antonio, it offers much to the tourist in beauty and interesting things to enjoy. Dozens of great restaurants line the sidewalks.
Tourists seem fascinated with boating at the River Walk. It is a relaxing way to enjoy the water, the beautiful scenery, the architecture and the landscaping.
You will also find plenty of shopping at San Antonio's River Walk. Rivercenter is a large indoor shopping mall at the River Walk.
The world famous Alamo is only a short walk from the River Walk in San Antonio. The Alamo is one of the most visited historical sites in the United States. There are many antiques on display at the Alamo showing what life was like during the siege. They also have a gift shop with souvenirs at the Alamo. Take a stroll around the shaded grounds and absorb the history of the Alamo.
There is a nice shaded park in front of the Alamo in case you are looking for a place to stop and rest. Across the street from the Alamo you will find the Visitor's Information Center with free brochures and advice on what to see in San Antonio. There is also a City Tours office which provides guided tours and free information about the San Antonio area.
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