Aug 30, 2023
New platform dedicated to sharing the city’s rich history, elevated gastronomy and vibrant arts and culture with the world.
On a hot sunny day this summer, San Antonio became the seventh US city–and the first in Texas–to team up with Google Arts and Culture, launching a global platform dedicated to sharing the city’s rich history, elevated gastronomy and vibrant arts and culture with the world.
The new partnership between San Antonio Arts & Culture, Visit San Antonio, the City of San Antonio, 19 local arts and culture institutions and Google now makes it easier for potential travelers from around the world to access information about the city’s deep artistic, culinary and cultural diversity. The platform is geared toward helping visitors plan a trip—preferably in fall, winter or spring—when the unseasonably high summer temperatures fade into a distant memory and the weather should be close to perfect.
Google Arts and Culture features over 3000 partners in 85 countries, and has launched similar partnerships in other US cities including Milwaukee, Charlotte, Atlanta, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Kansas City. But, according to Surya Tubach, US Lead for Google Arts & Culture, San Antonio is unique. “It’s our first city in the Southwest,” says Tubach. “It’s also the first UNESCO site we’ve highlighted in a US City project, and the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy. It was also the first project that had such a strong focus on Latino culture, which is such an important part of American culture.”