When people think of Texas, visions of cowboys and bucking broncos often come to mind. Texas is synonymous with rodeos, and if you are vacationing in San Antonio this February, you will have a great opportunity to experience a real Texas rodeo in person! The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has been entertaining families since 1950, and you can have an exciting time at the rodeo from February 3-20. At the rodeo, you will see calf scrambles, mutton bustin’, extreme bullriding, roping and riding. The rodeo also provides first-class entertainment by some of America’s best known musicians, and this year the rodeo will feature the musical stylings of Toby Keith, Styx, Train, Reba McEntire and Clay Walker. If you plan to be in San Antonio in February, you won’t want to miss the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo!
After a visit to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, you might want to get a closer look at some horses. With a tour of Enchanted Springs Ranch, you can see a variety of interesting animals like Texas longhorn, buffalo, deer and horses. The ranch is decorated in the style of the Old West and was built to be used in television and film, so you will feel just like you’ve stepped onto the set of your favorite western film! After taking the guided tour, you may have worked up an appetite. You can experience a delicious chuck wagon dinner of brisket, sausage, coleslaw, beans and a dessert while you are entertained by live western music. Your Old West experience at Enchanted Springs Ranch will be one you are sure to remember with fondness.
Since San Antonio has much more to offer than rodeos and ranches, you will love exploring the culture of the area during your vacation with a visit to the Institute of Texan Cultures. At the Institute of Texan Cultures, you will see exhibits celebrating more than 26 ethnic cultures that are represented in Texas. You can also learn all about the history of the area throughout the institute and in the living history exhibit. If you want a true view of what Texan culture is really like, you won’t want to miss this exciting attraction!