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San Antonio, Texas, has long been known as the site of the infamous showdown at the Alamo, but the sophisticated city is attracting attention for a lot more these days. A recent $358 million River Walk face-lift connects visitors to downtown and new businesses and outdoor works projects along the river inject new life into this American classic.

The Radar: Travel Lately

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The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

San Antonio native Mark “Rev” Smith is all about good, sure, but he also has a secret. You can tell by the way he talks. But what Mark “Rev” Smith doesn’t know is that I know he’s hiding a secret, and I plan on finding it out in three simple steps, with three simple questions.

The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

Photos: Where You Went

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Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption to Your Shot/Travel at ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all…

This year, inspired by our ever-popular “I Heart My City” series on Intelligent Travel, we’re kicking off the holiday season by asking our readers to share their favorite ways to celebrate in their cities. Today’s city-lover is Stephanie Hunt, dishing her secrets in San Antonio. Want to share the things that make your city special?…

Tracey Teo shares a new way to explore San Antonio’s eclectic art scene: by barge. Sunfish have always swum in the San Antonio River, but they have never been spotted “flying” above it – until now. Philadelphia artist Donald Lipski and seven other artists were commissioned to create public art for an extension of San…

Down by the River

Contributing Editor Andrew Nelson rounds out his week-long tour of San Antonio’s Fiesta with the big shebang: the River Parade. The ambulance chasers and personal injury lawyers must love the River Walk, San Antonio’s spectacularly successful network of leafy, landscaped pathways lacing its river flowing through downtown. Few barriers, rails or poles separate pedestrians from…

Heavy Medal

Contributing Editor Andrew Nelson offers us a metaphor, or perhaps medalphor, for San Antonio’s Fiesta… Wandering San Antonio during Fiesta Week you’ll encounter a lot of people whose jackets, baseball caps and sashes are emblazoned with dozens of brightly colored medals making them look like walk-ons from an opera set in a 19th century Spanish…

The Luck of the Suck

Contributing editor Andrew Nelson is in San Antonio this week celebrating Fiesta, and he’ll be sending us dispatches from the road all this week. How hard is it to eat a Texas-sized bucket of baked oysters? Really hard, I’m discovering. Each mollusk is the size of your fist, shut tighter than Area 51, they mock…

San Antonio Sandbar

IT constantly craves Tex-Mex, and until recently, we never knew that too many tacos, burritos, and beans—smothered in cheese and salsa—(and washed down with several frosty margaritas) could ever be a bad thing. But after several days of such gluttonous eating in San Antonio, Emily had an epiphany (er, stomachache) and ushered her still-hungry family…