12. Remember the Alamo, but don't forget the other missions
The Alamo is a site to behold and is the Shrine of Texas Liberty. But did you know that it is only one of five missions along the San Antonio River? The other four missions -- Concepción, San José, San Juan Capistrano, and Espada -- form the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, and are currently being considered for the designation of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
13. One of the greatest blues guitar players of all time recorded here
Robert Johnson, one of the greatest blues guitar players who influenced everyone from the Rolling Stones to Eric Clapton, had one of his few recordings done at the Gunter Hotel downtown.
14. ¡Viva Fiesta and chicken on a stick!
Fiesta is a 10-day celebration in April stretching across the entire city. Many neighborhoods and organizations have unique events that highlight their own local flavor. But one thing that is always a hit is the chicken on a stick at NIOSA (Night in Old San Antonio). As soon as the gates open, make your way to that stand before the line gets too long.