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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

BEST WESTERN Alamo Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 153 reviews
Prime location with free breakfast and focus on local Tex-Mex standoutsThe three-story, non-smoking Best Western Alamo Suites is just a mile from Market Square and the Amtrak station and provides a free continental breakfast for its guests seven days a week. Parking is free -- a rarity -- as is high-speed Internet access. The pool is indoors and heated. A fitness center stands at the ready. While there is no restaurant or bar on the premises, the house recommends four local, highly regarded nearby Tex-Mex restaurants. Highlights Near Amtrak station, Market Square and River Walk Close to University of Texas San Antonio Indoor, heated pool and fitness center Complimentary breakfast bar seven days a week Free parking and high-speed wireless Internet Rooms There are 71 suites available at the Best Western Alamo Suites. Single rooms come with a king bed while double rooms are equipped with two king beds. Some rooms have ceiling fans. All are painted in tawny, honey tones and have vivid orange or chili-colored blankets. More than 70 expanded cable channels come in on each room's stereo-optimized 25-inch TV. Dataports are available on the telephone. High-speed wireless Internet is complimentary. Features A heated indoor pool stands in a sunny yellow room with window boxes filled with flowers. A fitness center ensures guests will never have to miss a workout. A continental breakfast bar with cold and hot cereals, waffles, fruit, toast and beverages is free to Best Western Alamo Suites guests from 7 to 10 a.m. High-speed wireless Internet also is complimentary. Parking is free, too.  A business center with a computer and printer is available to guests who need to get some work done. Transportation Amtrak Station (1 mi./1.6 km) San Antonio International Airport (11 mi./17.7 km) Attractions Market Square (0.3 mi./0.5 km)River Walk (1 mi./1.6 km)Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (1 mi./1.6 km)Alamodome (1.2 mi./1.9 km) Business Free Wi-Fi in roomsBusiness center with PC workstation available Policies and fees Guests must be 21 years old and show proof of their age at check in.
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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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Crockett Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 125 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 / 5 256 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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Knights Inn and Suites San Antonio Downtown/Market Square

2 stars
2.5 / 5 137 reviews
The Knights Inn and Suites San Antonio Downtown/Market Square is located near The Alamo, University of Texas San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta, Alamodome, Fort Sam Houston, SeaWorld, Lackland Air Force Base and Calaveras Lake. Guests will enjoy an outdoor pool, free continental breakfast served weekends and holidays, free coffee and tea served daily from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., free high-speed wireless Internet access, guest laundry, fax/copy service, free parking with room for large vehicles and meeting facilities. Guest rooms offer cable TV with extra stations, free high speed wireless internet access, microwave, hair dryer, free local calls, air conditioning, alarm clock/radio, iron/board and electronic door locks.
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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Antonio Sun, Jan 11 - Sat, Jan 17 $290
Los Angeles San Antonio Sat, Jan 24 - Sat, Feb 7 $281
Atlanta San Antonio Tue, Dec 23 - Wed, Dec 24 $316
Seattle San Antonio Wed, Jan 7 - Sun, Jan 11 $306
Washington DC San Antonio Wed, Dec 31 - Sat, Jan 3 $417
Chicago San Antonio Wed, Jan 7 - Mon, Jan 12 $254
Newark San Antonio Thu, Dec 18 - Mon, Jan 5 $310
Baltimore San Antonio Wed, Dec 17 - Sun, Dec 21 $327
Honolulu San Antonio Wed, Dec 31 - Sun, Jan 4 $827
San Juan San Antonio Wed, Dec 24 - Wed, Dec 31 $421
San Diego San Antonio Fri, Dec 5 - Fri, Dec 12 Check rates
Denver San Antonio Fri, Dec 12 - Sat, Jan 10 $260
Philadelphia San Antonio Sat, Jan 17 - Tue, Jan 20 $286
Detroit San Antonio Tue, Jan 6 - Fri, Jan 9 $407
Mexico City San Antonio Fri, Jan 9 - Tue, Jan 13 $431
Charlotte San Antonio Tue, Dec 16 - Tue, Jan 6 $383
Phoenix San Antonio Thu, Dec 25 - Thu, Jan 1 $289
Pittsburgh San Antonio Thu, Jan 1 - Tue, Jan 6 $384
Boston San Antonio Mon, Dec 15 - Wed, Jan 7 $383
Raleigh San Antonio Fri, Dec 5 - Fri, Dec 12 Check rates
San Francisco San Antonio Sat, Dec 13 - Tue, Dec 16 $360
Indianapolis San Antonio Tue, Dec 16 - Sun, Dec 21 $338
Milwaukee San Antonio Thu, Dec 11 - Fri, Dec 12 $322
Norfolk San Antonio Wed, Dec 24 - Sun, Dec 28 $643
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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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