San Antonio, with a population of 1.5 million, is one of the nation's major metropolitan areas.
Home of the Alamo and numerous other missions built by the Franciscans, this historic city is culturally diverse. The McNay Art Museum, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Witte Museum, and the Institute of Texan Cultures enrich the city, while the performing arts are represented by the San Antonio Symphony as well as performances by opera and ballet companies. Notable attractions include Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, La Villita, the Botanical Gardens, and the downtown Riverwalk. The San Antonio Zoo was one of the first "cageless" zoos in the United States. In addition to the Alamo, city landmarks include the Tower of the Americas, which was built for the 1968 World's Fair, and the Torch of Friendship, which was gift from the Mexican government to the City of San Antonio in 2002. San Antonio professional sports teams include the San Antonio Spurs (NBA), the San Antonio Stars (WNBA), the San Antonio Rampage (NHL), and the San Anonio Missions (minor league baseball). Numerous nearby lakes allow almost year-round outdoor activity, and the beaches of the Texas gulf coast are within a 2-4 hour drive.
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