San Antonio: Dreams of the Future, History of the Past


By far the oldest major city in Texas, San Antonio is steeped in history. Our storied neighbor to the west, which celebrated its tricentennial in 2018, is the second-largest city in Texas and the most visited city in the state.

And yet: how well do we know San Antonio?

A few data points reliably come to mind: the Riverwalk, the Missions, and the Alamo. But today a new wave of visionaries is shaping San Antonio’s future, while rethinking notions of the past. From forward-thinking urban planning, including an ambitious expansion of the Riverwalk, to a thriving art scene that is home to perhaps the most interesting community of working artists in the state, there is much more to San Antonio in 2022 than lives in the popular imagination.