Military City USA
San Antonio has been home to a consistent military presence for nearly 300 years. It’s why we’re called Military City USA. Today the city has one of the nation's largest active and retired military populations. We’re also home to the Department of Defense’s largest medical center at Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston. We’re proud to welcome the families of the 38,000 students who graduate from military training here each year, because for us, training, equipping and caring for America’s service members is a way of life.
USO Services & Locations
San Antonio is home to four USO facilities ready to welcome members of the armed forces and their families. Each location offers troops a place to call home, relax and grab a snack, and all of the facilities are conveniently located near the airport, downtown and Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.
Bases and Forts
Find out more about San Antonio’s military installations, including their histories and where to find them.
VIVA Bus Routes
Discover even more of the city with three new bus routes developed to quickly connect riders with popular sites and attractions related to culture, our San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site, and the downtown area.
With so much going on in San Antonio, suggestions can be helpful. Follow these ideas for a great time or use them as a starting point in planning your own amazing itinerary.
Special Discounts for Military Personnel
Discover the many San Antonio businesses that offer discounts for active and retired military personnel in this PDF.
Book a Hotel
Find the perfect accommodations from San Antonio’s wide selection, including hotels, motels, B&Bs, and resorts.
There's always something amazing happening in San Antonio. Find the events perfect for you with our comprehensive calendar.
Explore opportunities to give back to the community with our downloadable list of suggested charitable causes.