Residents of Bexar County enjoy an enviable quality of life, surrounded by big city thrills and Texas Hill Country quiet. Whether they choose to live in the 7th largest city in the nation or choose a small town surrounded by farmland, residents of this county have every imaginable opportunity before them. The county is home to many of the most popular places to visit in the state of Texas. Visitors get a sense of the areas historic cowboy past in the building and events that are found in and around the county, while enjoying every modern amenity offered by a major city.

Tourism is the number one nongovernmental provider of jobs in Bexar County, has played an increasingly important role in the county’s economy. More than 25 million visitors come to metropolitan San Antonio every year, to stroll among the shops and restaurants on our famous River Walk, to remember the Alamo, to enjoy family fun at Six Flags and SeaWorld, or to examine world-renowned works of art at the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, combined with the areas other attractions, including the annual Fiesta San Antonio, the Texas Folklife Festival, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, the zoo, and the many museums, have made San Antonio and the surrounding area a prime tourist destination.

Sports fans will find professional team excitement, collegiate competition, and abundant opportunities to join leagues and programs. Acres of county parkland complements state parks, forests, city parks, lakes, rivers, and bay shoreline to offer hiking, biking, camping, backpacking, boating, canoeing, swimming, and water sports. Tennis courts, racquet clubs, fitness centers, spas, and elite golf courses add to the premier recreational amenities.

Aficionados of the arts can look forward to live stage performances, concerts, symphony, opera, ballet, children’s theatre, and Community Theater. San Antonio’s permanent companies often combine their talents in spectacular productions that dazzle and delight audiences.

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