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Living in San Antonio

Located on the Northwest side of San Antonio, UTHSCSA is surrounded by affordable housing for students while still a short drive from nightlife hotspots. The San Antonio Spurs and Missions offer first class sports venues. Downtown San Antonio is centered on the iconic Riverwalk that features shopping, restaurants, and bars. For the historian physician-scientists, The San Antonio Spanish Missions National Historic Park and the Alamo are interesting famous landmarks.

Some attraction highlights in San Antonio include The San Antonio Zoo, Splashtown, Sea World, Fiesta Texas, Schlitterbahn, and Natural Bridge Caverns. San Antonio also boasts a veritable smorgasbord of restaurants from Mexican to Thai to Brisket Barbeque. San Antonio is probably best known for its "Tex-Mex" cuisine and is a must-try on any visit to our city. Some Food Network-featured restaurants include Lulu's Bakery and Cafe, Taco Taco, and Big Lou's Pizza. Enrollment in UTHSCSA includes membership to the local Spectrum gym, which is actually located on UTHSCSA campus. This fantastic facility is perfect for staying in shape, recreational sports, and just relaxing from studying.

"San Antonio pretty much has it all in the way of nightlife. From eclectic wine bars and tequila bars to comedy clubs, amazing live music venues and hot dance clubs, those looking for entertainment after dark have no shortage of options." –


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