According to a recent report by Trivago, Austinites love San Antonio a lot more than they let on…
The site looked at major Texas cities’ most searched destinations, and also identified unique searches ‘secret’ to each city. While you might not be surprised to hear that Buda and Bastrop were the two searches unique to Austin, you might not have expected sister-city-of-sorts and adversary in famed taco war San Antonio to clock in as Austin’s No. 1 most-searched destination.
San Antonio was also the No. 1 search for Houston, Lubbock, Corpus Christi, Dallas and, unsurprisingly, San Antonio. Keep in mind that the report looked at all U.S. destination cities, not just those in Texas. That means many a Texan searches San Antonio before, say, New York or Las Vegas.
Austin, on the other hand, didn’t rank as any other city’s No. 1 search and ranked No. 2 only for itself. San Antonians were more likely to search for Corpus Christi, Las Vegas and South Padre before they were Austin.