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Old 10-05-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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What is there in San Antonio besides the river walk? What type of activities, festivals, and events does SA have to offer? Does the city lack diversity? I live in the Phoenix area, has anyone lived in the Phoenix area and now in SA? If so, what are some similarities and differences?
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:43 AM
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San Antonio is home to 5 of the top 10 tourist attractions in Texas.

You've already named the River Walk. The other 4 are: The Alamo, the Missions National Park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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What is there in San Antonio besides the river walk? What type of activities, festivals, and events does SA have to offer? Does the city lack diversity? I live in the Phoenix area, has anyone lived in the Phoenix area and now in SA? If so, what are some similarities and differences?
Tons of activities to do. Going to Beethoven's Oktoberfest tonight. Look at the Express News and SA Current.
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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Opening of the full "Mission Reach" project celebrated today.

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The opening events highlight some of the outdoor opportunities available. Kids can participate in a fishing clinic at Acequia Park, and there will be a flotilla of boats. People who want to try their hand at kayaking can leave their vehicles at Mission Espada, take a shuttle upriver to the Espada Dam and then paddle back downstream to the parking lot.
$270 million Mission Reach work officially starts to pay off - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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I live in the Phoenix area, has anyone lived in the Phoenix area and now in SA? If so, what are some similarities and differences?
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San Antonio vs. Phoenix
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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We went to the farmers market today at the Pearl. Ole' Marketplace goes on through the weekend at Freeman Coliseum. I think the fall arts fair is going on this weekend too in La Villita. AIA's home tour is also this weekend (today only, I think) and there's also a home and garden show.

There is always something fun to do on weekends here - tons of festivals and fairs and arts stuff, big and small.

I personally consider San Antonio to be diverse in that there is a heavy Latino influence. On the other hand, there is only a very tiny African American community. (I lived in St. Louis before I moved here and it was the opposite!)

Closest I got to Phoenix was Tucson, and aside from location, they really aren't all that close!
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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We went to the farmers market today at the Pearl. Ole' Marketplace goes on through the weekend at Freeman Coliseum. I think the fall arts fair is going on this weekend too in La Villita. AIA's home tour is also this weekend (today only, I think) and there's also a home and garden show.

There is always something fun to do on weekends here - tons of festivals and fairs and arts stuff, big and small.

I personally consider San Antonio to be diverse in that there is a heavy Latino influence. On the other hand, there is only a very tiny African American community. (I lived in St. Louis before I moved here and it was the opposite!)

Closest I got to Phoenix was Tucson, and aside from location, they really aren't all that close!
I have never been to SA before. I may have to come visit someday to see what its like. I have heard it gets pretty warm but I'm sure it can't be any worse the living in the desert. There is a large Hispanic/Latino presence here in Phoenix as well. It isn't very diverse racially here.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:57 PM
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I have heard it gets pretty warm but I'm sure it can't be any worse the living in the desert.
Depends on how well you cope with humidity. We get many summer days with an overnight low of 75 and a daytime high of 95. And since it's usually a humid 95, it'll feel hot!
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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I have never been to SA before. I may have to come visit someday to see what its like. I have heard it gets pretty warm but I'm sure it can't be any worse the living in the desert. There is a large Hispanic/Latino presence here in Phoenix as well. It isn't very diverse racially here.
It does get hot here, and it stays hot far longer than is absolutely necessary! As others have mentioned, it gets humid. It also doesn't cool off much at night between April and October. It can easily be in the upper 90s or low 100s for days on end.

That said, the first June I spent in Tucson, it got up to 113 or something - it was ridiculous. And honestly, for me, once it hits about 98, it doesn't matter if it's a wet heat or a dry one - it's just freakin' hot!

I hope you decide to come visit. San Antonio is a lovely place to spend Thanksgiving and the winter holidays.
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