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HILTON SAN ANTONIO AIRPORT t: +1 210 377 4604 I f: +1 210 377 4614 611 NW Loop 410 I San Antonio, TX 78216
San Antonio is the 3rd largest city in Texas with rich Spanish culture. The city is visited by about 32 million tourists a year. San Antonio has a diversified economy with about a $96.8 billion metropolitan Gross Domestic Product. This ranks the city 4th among Texas metropolitan areas and 38th in the United States. San Antonio's economy is focused primarily within military, health care, government civil service, financial services, oil and gas and tourism sectors.
The city contains five eighteenth century Spanish outskirts missions, including The Alamo and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which were assigned UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2015. The Alamo Mission in San Antonio is the Texas' top vacation spot. As a result of the mission, San Antonio is regularly called the "Alamo City".
The River Walk is the city's second-most-visited attraction, giving it the additional nickname of "River City." Major tourist attractions are San Fernando Cathedral, The Majestic Theatre, Hemisfair(home of the Tower of the Americas, and UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures), La Villita, Market Square, the Spanish Governor's Palace, and the historic Menger Hotel.
San Antonio is home to the first museum of modern art in Texas, the McNay Art Museum along with various institutions and museums like Art Pace, San Antonio Museum of Art, Blue Star Contemporary Art Centre, the Briscoe Western Art Museum, Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, Say Si, the Southwest School of Art, Texas Rangers Museum, Texas Transportation Museum, the Witte Museum etc. There are about 25 Universities in San Antonio which are working in the field of psychology. University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), UT Health San Antonio, Texas A&M University–San Antonio, and the Alamo Community College District are the major educational institutions in San Antonio.