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The bustling city of San Antonio is the home of the bargain. Museum lovers can visit McNay Art Museum on the first Sunday of the month for free entry. For stunning surrounds in a relaxing setting, check out the famed Japanese Tea Garden or soak up scenery along San Antonio's renowned Riverwalk.

San Antonio is the most visited city in the Lone Star State. Some of its tourist-pulling attractions, like the Alamo and SeaWorld, will cost a few pesos, but with CheapTickets you can find plenty of ways to enjoy your San Antonio travels at a fraction of the cost.

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Cheap San Antonio Vacation Packages

Red Roof PLUS San Antonio Downtown

2 stars
3.3 / 5 178 reviews
Free breakfast and Wi-Fi at affordable hotel near River WalkThe Red Roof Plus San Antonio Downtown has a good location and includes free breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and local calls, free lodging for kids under 17 and one well-behaved pet may stay in-room. The hotel is just blocks away from some of San Antonio's major attractions, including the Alamo, theater district and Market Square. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center also is a few blocks away. The trolley stop across the street ushers guests all over town, quickly. An outdoor pool is open seasonally.  Highlights Blocks from the River Walk and Henry B. Gonzalez Convention CenterWalking distance to the Alamo, theater district and Market SquareOutdoor poolFree breakfast and in-room Wi-FiKids under 17 stay free, with parents RoomsRetreat to any of the smoke-free rooms in stylish boutique design appointed with spa-inspired bathrooms with modern vessels sinks, comfortable Rest Suite beds by Serta, plush bedding, and flat-screen TV. Select rooms offer microwave and refrigerator units (fees may apply). FeaturesAn outdoor pool is open seasonally. Kids under age 17 stay free with their parents. One pet may stay free, too. Red Roof Plus San Antonio Downtown guests who want to check in early for flights may do so at the boarding pass printing station. The Grab-and-Go breakfast of fresh fruit, bagels, muffins, juice and coffee is complimentary. Business travelers appreciate the Communications package, which includes free fax service (up to 10 pages), free local and long distance calls in the continental U.S. and free Wi-Fi. Transportation San Antonio International Airport (7.5 mi./12 km)Trolley (across the street)Amtrak Station (0.5 mi./0.8 km) Attractions The Alamo (0.2 mi./0.4 km)Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (0.4 mi./0.6 km)River Walk (0.4 mi./0.7 km)Alamodome (0.6 mi./1 km)Market Square (1 mi./1.7 km) Business Free Wi-Fi in roomsBusiness center kioskConference roomBoarding pass printing station Policies and fees Guests must be 21 years old and show proof at check-inOne pet may stay freeKids under age 17 stay free with their parentsParking fee is $10 per night.
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Quality Inn & Suites Near Fort Sam Houston

2 stars
3.5 / 5 27 reviews
The hotel is located close to all of San Antonios attractions, businesses, shops and restaurants and is just minutes from the Riverwalk. All rooms feature free high speed internet, coffee makers, hair dryers, and irons and ironing boards. Some rooms have micro-fridges and pull out sofa sleepers. The hotel has a large pool, exercise room, restaurant and lounge. Pet accommodation: 30.00 USD per pet per stay wit a pet limit of two pets per room 20 lbs or less and unattended pets must be caged.
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Holiday Inn SAN ANTONIO-DWTN (MARKET SQ)

3 stars
3.2 / 5 117 reviews
Free parking and shuttle around town at this River Walk area propertyThe Holiday Inn San Antonio-Downtown (Market Square) hotel is close to everything. Parking is complimentary, as is a shuttle that offers trips to the airport and destinations within a five-mile radius around town. The fitness center was renovated in 2008. The business center has computer workstations, printers, copier and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet service, which also is available throughout the hotel. Madera's Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner -- kids eat free. There is a separate cocktail bar inside the restaurant. Highlights Free parking, and complimentary shuttle service to the airport and within a five-mile radius of the hotelKids eat free at Madera's Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinnerFree high-speed wireless InternetFitness center on-site with Inflight Fitness machinesFive versatile meeting rooms offer 5,346 square feet of space Rooms There are 313 guest rooms at the Holiday Inn San Antonio-Downtown (Market Square) hotel -- 101 single rooms with single king beds and 211 double rooms featuring a pair of queen beds -- and two suites in this four-story property. All are decorated in shades of burnt orange and rust. There are 12 ADA accessible rooms, too. There is no smoking permitted in the hotel. Desk-level electrical outlets provide a convenient place to charge devices. An expanded cable lineup, video games and pay-per-view movies are available on every room's TV. Comfy chairs and ottomans are in single rooms. Doubles have a table and two chairs. Suites offer a sitting area with roomy couch. Room service is available from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Features A complimentary shuttle offers service to the airport and destinations within a five-mile radius of the Holiday Inn San Antonio-Downtown (Market Square) hotel. Parking is free. The fitness center was renovated in 2008 and features Inflight Fitness equipment -- two treadmills, one bike, one elliptical and two weight machines. TV, water and towels are provided. The unstaffed business center in the lobby has computer workstations, printers, copier and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet service, which also is available throughout the hotel. Madera's Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a separate cocktail bar. The five versatile meeting rooms offer 5,346 square feet of space and audio/visual equipment. Catering is available for private events. Transportation San Antonio International Airport (9.6 mi/15.4 km)Amtrak station (0.5 mi/0.8 km)Complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to the airport and within a radius of five miles Attractions The Alamo (0.7 mi/1.1 km)La Villita (0.7 mi/1.1 km)River Walk (1 mi/1.6 km)AT&T Center (5 mi/8 km)Sea World (16 mi/25.7 km) Business Wi-Fi in rooms and throughout hotel24-hour business center with computer workstation, printer, copier and Internet accessFive versatile meeting rooms offer 5,346 square feet of space and audio/visual equipment Catering available for private events Policies and fees No pets allowed, except for service animalsNo smoking allowed
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Crockett Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 122 reviews
Built more than 100 years ago, renovated hotel is just steps from AlamoThe Crockett Hotel provides the best of both worlds: classic old-school charm with brand-new furniture and amenities. The hotel was built on the site where Davy Crockett and his settlers defended the southeast palisade of the Alamo during a 13-day siege in 1836. The Alamo is just steps away and guests walk to the nearby Alamodome or Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The outdoor pool is surrounded with gorgeous landscaping. Guests indulge in a daily complimentary breakfast bar. High-speed wireless Internet is free. Highlights More than 100 years of history and newly renovated in 2007A mere 18 steps to the AlamoWithin walking distance of many San Antonio attractionsComplimentary deluxe breakfast bar served dailyFree high-speed wireless Internet Rooms The Crockett Hotel was first built in 1909, and then added onto in 1927, there are varying floor plans, room styles and suites among the 138 guest rooms. All have been renovated in 2007 and decorated in shades of sage green and cool cream. Regardless of room type, all guests enjoy free high-speed Wi-Fi, Gilchrist and Soames bath amenities, in-room movies and video games, and room service from 11 a.m to 2 a.m. Features Ernie's Bar, on the ground floor of the Crockett Hotel, is a close place to unwind. Guests cross the street and use the spa at the sister property, the historic Menger Hotel. The Alamo Plaza spa offers massages, herbal scrubs, wraps, facials, salt glow and other body treatments. A sauna and pool are available as well. The River Walk location connects guests to a myriad of upscale dining and shopping choices, inside the Rivercenter Mall. Being 18 steps from the Alamo and on the site of Davey Crockett's stand will thrill history buffs. Transportation San Antonio International Airport (7.5 mi./12.1 km)Amtrak Station (0.6 mi./0.9 km)Open-Air San Antonio Trolley (1.5 mi./2.5 km) Attractions The Alamo (18 steps away)River Walk (0.2 mi./0.3 km)Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (0.2 mi./0.3 km)Alamodome (0.7 mi./1.1 km)Market Square (0.8 mi./1.3 km) Business Free high-speed Wi-Fi in roomsComputer workstation available in the lobbyThe seventh floor is a penthouse set up like a corporate board room, with a large conference table, comfortable leather chairs, gathering area, wet bar, and restroom, flanked by bedrooms"The Alamo Room," is a large meeting/reception room on the ground floor, with seating for up to 150 guests Policies and fees Guests must be 21 years old and show proof of their age at check in.
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Riverwalk Plaza Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 255 reviews
Luxurious hotel just a short walk to the River Walk in San AntonioSome of the 129 rooms at the Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites on the south bank of the River Walk have a balcony, and many offer a view of the river itself, which is just 15 yards away. The fourth floor has a deck laden with teak lounge chairs, palm trees and heated pool. The fitness center nearby has towels, bottled water and plenty of TVs. The business center never gets a rest, as it is open 24 hours and offers printing, fax, notary and courier services, along with computer workstations. At check-in time, Otis Spunkmeyer cookies are served. Highlights Just 15 yards from the south bank of the River WalkFull-service business center and banquet space with cateringFitness center and heated, outdoor pool are open 24 hours a day. Rooms There are a few rooms with balconies overlooking the winding river. Request a balcony for that extra perk of lounging in the open air, riverside. The 129 guest rooms of the Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites have been updated with a muted palate of warm earth tones and offer complimentary wired Internet, a two-line cordless speaker phone and 42-inch flat-screen TV with more than 60 cable channels, including HBO. All rooms feature a line of products from the palm-frond waving resort line, Tommy Bahama. Suites have comfy terrycloth robes waiting to be snuggled into. Smoking rooms are available on request Features The Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites is close to Brooks City Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base, and make every effort to accommodate guests be they veterans, currently enlisted or visiting any nearby base for any reason. Its fitness center and outdoor heated swimming pool are open 24 hours a day, as is the business center. Transportation San Antonio International Airport (7.7 mi/12.5 km)  Amtrak station (1 mi/1.5 km) Attractions Spanish Governor's Palace (0.2 mi/0.4 km)River Walk (0.3 mi/0.5 km)The Alamo (0.5 mi/0.8 km)Institute of Texan Cultures (0.8 mi/1.3 km)San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium (3 mi/4.8 km) San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (7.8 mi/12.5 km) BusinessFull-service business center open 24 hours with audio/visual equipment rental, computer workstations, office supplies, courier, copy and fax service, overnight pickup and delivery, binding, and notary public. Policies and fees On-site restricted-access, camera-monitored, indoor parking garage fees $6 hourly, $12 daily In-room safe $1 per day
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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Antonio Mon, Dec 15 - Fri, Jan 2 $317
Los Angeles San Antonio Thu, Dec 4 - Tue, Dec 9 $286
Atlanta San Antonio Wed, Nov 12 - Fri, Nov 14 $302
Seattle San Antonio Mon, Dec 15 - Thu, Jan 8 $278
Washington DC San Antonio Mon, Nov 3 - Thu, Nov 13 $442
Chicago San Antonio Thu, Dec 4 - Tue, Dec 9 $269
Newark San Antonio Thu, Dec 18 - Wed, Dec 31 $343
Baltimore San Antonio Tue, Nov 11 - Tue, Nov 18 $329
Honolulu San Antonio Tue, Dec 23 - Fri, Jan 9 $710
San Juan San Antonio Mon, Dec 15 - Wed, Dec 31 $383
San Diego San Antonio Wed, Nov 26 - Sun, Nov 30 $586
Denver San Antonio Sun, Nov 23 - Thu, Nov 27 $281
Philadelphia San Antonio Sat, Nov 8 - Tue, Nov 18 $269
Detroit San Antonio Wed, Dec 17 - Thu, Dec 25 $365
Mexico City San Antonio Tue, Oct 28 - Wed, Oct 29 $272
Charlotte San Antonio Sun, Oct 26 - Sat, Nov 1 $275
Phoenix San Antonio Tue, Nov 25 - Tue, Dec 2 $346
Pittsburgh San Antonio Tue, Nov 4 - Wed, Nov 5 $557
Boston San Antonio Tue, Nov 4 - Sat, Nov 8 $488
Raleigh San Antonio Sat, Nov 1 - Sat, Nov 8 Check rates
San Francisco San Antonio Wed, Dec 10 - Mon, Dec 15 $413
Indianapolis San Antonio Wed, Nov 26 - Sun, Nov 30 $579
Milwaukee San Antonio Sat, Nov 8 - Sat, Nov 15 $359
Norfolk San Antonio Thu, Nov 27 - Tue, Dec 2 $426
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Best time to take a vacation to San Antonio

  • San Antonio is the second most populous city in all of Texas and attracts huge numbers of visitors throughout the year, drawn by its many attractions, in particular the water parks such as Morgan's Wonderland and Splash-Town. Climate-wise, apart from December and January when temperatures are low, the rest of the year is mild with summers averaging around 90 degrees. Crowds are easier in the early fall when there are some great deals to be had. April's Fiesta San Antonio is a unique ten-day celebration of the city and is very well supported locally and nationally. The Texas Folklife Festival in June is a three-day cultural extravaganza that is also hugely popular, drawing visitors from all over.

Insider tips for San Antonio travel

  • Bracken Bat Cave

    Get the courage to visit the Bracken Bat Cave, home of the world's largest bat colony, which is simple an extraordinary sight.

  • La Frite Belgian Bistro

    Eat out at the quaint La Frite Belgian Bistro and taste the ridiculously tasty hanger steaks; you will be in heaven.

  • Casbeers

    Visit Casbeers on Blanco, a quirky establishment that is full of character and serves great enchiladas and guarentees fabulous entertainment each evening.

  • Marie's Carriage House Bistro

    Try the menu at Marie's Carriage House Bistro, especially the house smoked chicken or beef, it is a real treat.

  • Greenway Trails

    Follow the Greenway Trails and get the feeling of the countryside right in the middle of the city.

San Antonio highlights

  • San Antonio highlights
  • La Villita

    This historic village is lined with restored homes, charming cafes, kitschy boutiques and spiffy art galleries -- perfect for an afternoon stroll on your San Antonio travels. Snap photos of the pretty surrounds and catch some free live entertainment at Arneson River Theater.

  • The Alamo

    You can't really come to San Antonio without visiting the Alamo. Site of a famous battle during the Mexican Revolution and backdrop to a distinctly Hollywood-view of history (thanks to Davy Crocket and John Wayne's The Alamo), you can discover the real deal on your San Antonio vacation.

  • San Antonio Zoo

    Get up-close-and-personal with wildlife for a fraction of the cost. San Antonio Zoo offers bang for your buck: For just $10.75 for adults and $8 for kids you can see everything from monkeys and giraffes to elephants and parrots. Hitch a ride on the zoo train for a distinctly San Antonio vacation experience.

  • Market Square

    Hosting a Farmers Market, free live shows and El Mercado (the biggest Mexican marketplace outside Mexico), this is an absolute must on your San Antonio travels. Peruse the markets for dirt-cheap finds, catch some mariachi tunes and eat sizzling fajitas. We recommend picking up some famous Mexican candy for an el-cheapo treat.

  • Scobee Planetarium

    Located on the grounds of San Antonio College, the Scobee Planetarium is a great spot learn about astronomy, history and scientific goodness on your San Antonio travels. Check out the various exhibits and catch one of the talks or live shows. Kids under 18 get in for just $2 while the 18+ crowd only pays $5.

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