Explore San Antonio

Our students love not only our classes on the UTSA campus, but love calling San Antonio home. Though San Antonio is a city of 1.4 million people, it can feel like a small town with its warm and friendly faces welcoming you to the Lone Star State.

San Antonio is home to the River Walk, the Alamo, the San Antonio Missions, a couple of theme parks and our beloved NBA (National Basketball Association) San Antonio Spurs.

UTSA and San Antonio have numerous ties to Mexico so you’ll get to experience two cultures for the price of one here. Come be part of all that San Antonio has to offer. Soon you will call yourself not only a Roadrunner and San Antonian, but also a Texan.

Fast facts about your new home away from home:


Located between the Texas Hill Country and the Gulf Coast, San Antonio has a modified subtropical climate. While there are occasional below-freezing days, the temperatures remain moderate for most of the year.

  • Warmest months are July and August
  • Average high temperature: 79.8ᵒ F (26.5ᵒ C)
  • Average low temperature: 68.7ᵒ F (20.4ᵒ C)
  • City size: 460 square miles
  • Population: more than 1.4 million (2014 U.S. Census)
  • Trails: more than 150 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails
  • Parks: 240 city-owned parks, which include swimming pools, gymnasiums, historic cemeteries, sports facilities, recreation centers and the Botanical Garden and Conservatory
  • Natural Areas: Government Canyon State Natural Area, Guadalupe River State Park, Honey Creek State Natural Area
  • Sunny days per year: about 220
  • The San Antonio River Walk – On the San Antonio river, this iconic path of bridges, landscapes and (of course) restaurants is San Antonio’s number 1 tourist destination.
  • The San Antonio Missions – Mission San Antonio de Valero, Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada have been named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  • Museums and Art – San Antonio is home to more than 25 museums, 40 performing arts stages and many cultural arts festivals. San Antonio is one of the top 25 cities for art in the United States.
  • Theme Parks – SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas are located within San Antonio and Schlitterbaun Waterpark Resort is just miles up the road in New Braunfels. When you aren’t studying, fun is just a short drive away.
  • Sports and Recreation – San Antonio is home to the five-time basketball champion San Antonio Spurs. The women’s basketball team, the Stars, hockey team, Rampage, and minor league baseball team, the San Antonio Missions, also call San Antonio home.

San Antonio’s cultural personality is unique. Here, Mexican, European, Asian, African and Western traditions blend to create something not found anywhere else in the country. When you come to study in San Antonio, you are adding to the unique cultural blend we love to celebrate here. Our office will always be willing to let you know of everything your new city has to offer and what new things you can explore.

At UTSA, celebrating multicultural traditions is our goal, just as it is in San Antonio.