8. Embrace your inner cowboy or cowgirl
Some cities have seasons based on the weather; in San Antonio, we mark time a bit differently, with Rodeo, Fiesta, Roast in Our Own Juices, and Spurs taking the place of winter, spring, summer, and fall. For nearly three weeks each February, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, held on the AT&T Center grounds, is the epicenter of the city. Live music, carnival rides, and a variety of expos supplement the main attractions -- namely, PRCA rodeo events and youth livestock competitions. A bit of advice: wear your boots, ‘cause you’re likely to step in something, and don’t get personally attached to any goats or pigs you happen to encounter.