San Antonio: Heart of the City, Heart of the Hill Country

All hat and no cattle? Not this adventure in the Lone Star State! Find out why San Antonio is true Texas as you explore the River Walk, enjoy authentic cuisine and learn about LBJ.
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Program No. 22272RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Bold colors, brave battles, big fandangos and bigger appetites — San Antonio stands a breed apart from other American cities. As gateway to the borderlands and crossroads of culture, it showcases the best of North and South, old and new. Experience San Antonio as the embodiment of the strike-it-rich spirit of Texas, a city embracing contemporary culture while paying homage to its storied past.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Keep the Pace: Walking up to 2 miles, climbing stairs. Getting on and off public bus and motor coach with minimal assistance. Standing in a museum for up to two hours.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Stroll along the landscaped walkways of the River Walk and discover the city's rich history with a visit to the Spanish missions designated as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural treasure.
  • Explore Fredericksburg, in the majestic Texas Hill Country, to learn of its rich German heritage.
  • Recall the era of LBJ as you learn about his early life, legislative accomplishments and visit his Texas ranch.
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Mary Brennan
Mary Brennan is dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas State University. She has exhaustively researched conservative politics in America and has penned a number of books related to the subject, including "Wives, Mothers, and the Red Menace," which evolved from her curiosity about Joe McCarthy’s wife, and "Pat Nixon: Embattled First Lady." Mary has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including CNN’s "The Sixties" and CSPAN's "First Ladies: Influence and Image."

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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