Named for St. Anthony, San Antonio was established in 1691 when a Spanish expedition settled in the area. San Antonio is visited by approximately 26 million tourists per year according to the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau. The city is home to the four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs and the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, one of the largest in the country. Famous for Spanish missions, the Alamo, the River Walk, the Tower of the Americas, SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks there is no shortage of things to do and see in and around the Alamo City.
San Antonio has a strong military presence—it is known as Military City USA! Home to the recently renamed Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston- , Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base are currently the largest installation in the country- over 80,000 military and civilian employees serve more than 200 missions at the Joint Base. San Antonio is also home to Brooks City-Base, Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley outside the city. Kelly Air Force Base operated out of San Antonio until 2001, when became Port San Antonio, an industrial/business park. San Antonio is home to five Fortune 500 companies and to the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region.