Cheap San Antonio Vacations

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Your San Antonio vacation

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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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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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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Days Inn San Antonio Alamo/Riverwalk

2 stars
3.0 / 5 111 reviews
The closest hotel to the Alamo Dome in central San Antonio, near Sunset StationThe Days Inn San Antonio Alamo/Riverwalk has many perks, the first of which is its location - right in the heart of San Antonio, near the Alamo, the Riverwalk, the Rivercenter Mall, the Convention Center, and the Alamodome. Vacationers can also stop by Tower of America and El Mercado Market Square. San Antonio International Airport is seven miles away. Amenities like complimentary Daybreak breakfast, cable TV with HBO and hairdryer as well as parking (at cost) are also available. After a busy day out, guests can unwind in the seasonal pool on site. Free high-speed wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel. HighlightsClose to Alamodome and Sunset StationWalking distance to major attractionsFree high-speed wireless InternetOutdoor pool open seasonally RoomsDays Inn San Antonio Alamo/Riverwalk features spacious and tastefully appointed rooms and suites with modern conveniences like air conditioning, en suite bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker, air conditioning, iron/board and safe deposit box. Suites come with refrigerator and microwave oven. FeaturesThe Days Inn San Antonio Alamo/Riverwalk features amenities like parking (fees apply), complimentary Daybreak breakfast, wireless Internet access, cable TV with HBO and hairdryer. Guests are also provided a seasonal pool on site as well as free high-speed wireless Internet throughout the hotel. Transportation Sunset Station VIA Train (across the street)San Antonio International Airport (7.5 mi./12.1 km)Amtrak Station (0.5 mi./0.8 km)Greyhound Bus Station (0.5 mi./0.8 km) Attractions River Walk (0.3 mi./0.5 km)Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (0.3 mi./0.5 km)The Alamo (0.3 mi./0.5 km)HemisFair Park (0.4 mi./0.6 km)The Tower of the Americas (0.4 mi./0.7 km)The Alamodome (0.6 mi./1 km) Business Free wireless Internet access in rooms and throughout hotelMeeting rooms with 10,000 square feet, booth options and audio/visual capabilities Policies and fees Pets up to 80 pounds are welcome for $15 the first night and $10 each additional night (limit $150).Parking fee is $10 USD per vehicle plus tax.On-site pool is open seven days a week from10AM - 10PM
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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Antonio Fri, Nov 14 - Wed, Nov 19 $287
Los Angeles San Antonio Tue, Nov 18 - Sat, Dec 6 $267
Atlanta San Antonio Thu, Nov 27 - Wed, Dec 3 $267
Seattle San Antonio Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 2 $466
Washington DC San Antonio Thu, Nov 13 - Thu, Nov 20 $438
Chicago San Antonio Thu, Dec 11 - Tue, Dec 16 $257
Newark San Antonio Thu, Dec 18 - Thu, Dec 25 $329
Baltimore San Antonio Fri, Nov 21 - Wed, Dec 3 $305
Honolulu San Antonio Sat, Nov 8 - Sat, Nov 15 Check rates
San Juan San Antonio Sun, Dec 14 - Sun, Jan 11 $418
San Diego San Antonio Thu, Dec 25 - Sat, Jan 3 $339
Denver San Antonio Thu, Dec 25 - Tue, Jan 6 $256
Philadelphia San Antonio Wed, Nov 19 - Mon, Nov 24 $269
Detroit San Antonio Mon, Dec 15 - Tue, Jan 6 $355
Mexico City San Antonio Tue, Nov 25 - Tue, Dec 2 $369
Charlotte San Antonio Tue, Nov 4 - Wed, Nov 5 $283
Phoenix San Antonio Fri, Nov 14 - Tue, Nov 18 $275
Pittsburgh San Antonio Thu, Nov 6 - Wed, Nov 12 $793
Boston San Antonio Wed, Dec 31 - Tue, Jan 6 $377
Raleigh San Antonio Sat, Nov 8 - Sat, Nov 15 Check rates
San Francisco San Antonio Mon, Nov 10 - Sat, Nov 15 $442
Indianapolis San Antonio Sat, Dec 27 - Mon, Dec 29 $494
Milwaukee San Antonio Sat, Nov 8 - Wed, Nov 12 $627
Norfolk San Antonio Mon, Nov 24 - Tue, Dec 2 $349
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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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