The City of San Antonio was established in May 1718, when Father Antonio de Olivares and a group of Payaya Indians, built The Alamo Mission (originally known as the Mission San Antonio de Valero) and the Spanish fort known as Presidio San Antonio de Bexar.

During the mid-1880s, the King William District was developed by German immigrants. It is the first historic district in Texas and the first residential suburb in San Antonio.

South Side San Antonio was promoted as a township in 1916. In 1917, Kelly Air Force Base was established. In 1918, Brooks Air Force Base was established. In 1941, Lackland Air Force Base was established.

And with decades of new developments and plans for more in the future, the South Side and its residents will be building on its rich history for years to come.

With that in mind, we’re sharing some of our favorite things to do, places to go and see on the South Side of San Antonio.

Blue Star Arts Complex

Confluence Park

Medina River Natural Area

Mission Marquee Plaza

Mission Reach

Salt Cave

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park



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