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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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BEST WESTERN Alamo Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 158 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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El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

3 stars
3.2 / 5 253 reviews
1960s flair with tiki bar and modern conveniences on the River Walk The El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel opened in 1962 and remains the same as the first day it opened; sparkly chic and surrounded by a lush tropical landscape. A recent multi-million dollar renovation updated furniture and amenities. There are 306 guest rooms and 11 suites. Several dining and libation options are in-house and kids under 12 eat free. Wireless Internet is free throughout the hotel and a business center offers several services. Guests swim in the heated, outdoor pool or work out at the fitness center. Highlights Tiki Bar serves top-shelf tequilas and rums on its riverside patio; happy hour runs from 5-7:30pmLatin and American cuisine is served at Mango's, kids under 12 eat freeGo for coffee drinks, rich baked goods, or smoothies and fresh fruit at Expresso Coffee BarHeated, outdoor pool, and 3,000-square-foot fitness center15 meeting rooms offer a combined 37,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Groups of 10 to 1,000 can be accommodated. RoomsThe 306 guest rooms and 11 suites have been recently redecorated in a contemporary style with bright accents of chili and tasteful dark wood. Views may be overlooking the San Antonio River, swimming pool or glittering downtown skyline. Free high-speed wireless Internet is available in all rooms throughout the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. All rooms are equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers, an iron and ironing board, telephones with two lines and data ports, and full-size desks. A flat-screen color television with an expanded cable lineup is also in each room. Guests choose a king or two full beds. Suites have raised platform beds. FeaturesThe presidential suite was often occupied by President Lyndon B. Johnson and was dubbed "The Texas White House" during that era. Guests go for coffee drinks, rich baked goods or smoothies and fresh fruit at Expresso Coffee Bar. Kids under 12 eat free with their parents at the in-house Latin-inspired restaurant, Mango's. The Tiki Bar serves top-shelf tequilas and rums on its riverside patio; happy hour runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Toucans are seen at the aviary. Guests swim in the heated, outdoor pool or work out at the 3,000-square-foot STRIVE Fitness Studio. A business center offers faxing, copying and printing services. The El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel has 15 meeting rooms that offer a combined 37,000 square feet of meeting space. Groups of 10 to 1,000 can be accommodated. Transportation San Antonio International Airport (7.1 mi./11.5 km) Attractions Alamo (0.3 mi./0.5 km)Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center (0.6 mi./1 km)Market Square (0.7 mi./1.2 km)Tower of the Americas (0.9 mi./1.5 km)Alamodome (1.1 mi./1.8 km)San Antonio Zoo (2.4 mi./3.8 km) Business Free Wi-Fi in rooms and throughout hotelBusiness center offers faxing, copying and printing services. 15 meeting rooms offer combined 37,000 square feet of meeting space. Groups of 10 to 1,000 can be accommodated. Policies and fees Parking fees are $18 per nightPhoto ID and credit card are required on check-in
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Hyatt Place San Antonio/Riverwalk

3 stars
3.9 / 5 74 reviews
Enjoy our complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet, with hot breakfast items, fresh fruit, oatmeal and plenty more to choose from. Served daily from 6:30am-9:30am (Monday-Friday) and 7:00am-10:00am (Sat-Sun) in our Guest Kitchen. Guestrooms include mini refrigerator, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and offer a city or river view. The bedroom and living area are separated by a half wall to offer semi-privacy. The 42in HDTV is in the center of the room for viewing capability from the cozy corner or Hyatt Grand Bed area. Just a short walk to the enjoyment of fine dining, shopping, and entertainment. We are on the corner of Xesar Chavez & St. Mary's Street. Riverwalk access is right out our backdoor, and within 5 minutes you are in the entertainment and dining area plus the Riverboat rides. Walking distance to the King William Historic District, Convention Center, Children's Museum, La Villita, Arneson River Theater, RiverCenter Mall, the Alamo and much more! Other nearby attractions include Witte Museum, San Antonio Zoo and Alamodome. We are only a 15 minute drive to SeaWorld of Texas or Six Flags Fiesta Texas! Wi-Fi available. Nearby companies include HEB, Federal Building & US Courts Training Center, SBC, CPS, Nortel, Bank of America, Booz-Allen, Valero - 4 miles, Wells Fargo-4 miles, Fort Sam Houston-4 miles, Boeing - 7 miles, Lockheed Martin- 7 miles, Kelly USA-7 miles, Lackland AFB -7 miles, Brooks City Base 5-miles, & Toyota Motor Manufacturing-Texas, Inc - 10 miles, Randolph AFB-14 miles. Nearby golf courses: Quarry - 5 miles, Pecan Valley - 5 miles, Silverhorn-12 miles. Pet Policy - 1-6 nights a 75 Non-Refundable fee. 7-30 nights a 75 Non-Refundable fee plus an additional 100 cleaning fee. Maximum of 2 dogs per room are permitted. Weight must be 50 lbs or less max of 75 lbs per room. Fees are in USD. Service Animals are exempt from fees.
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Omni San Antonio Hotel at The Colonnade

4 stars
4.1 / 5 81 reviews
Luxury accommodations at high-rise hotel overlooking Texas Hill CountryThe Omni San Antonio Hotel at The Colonnade is a 19-story luxury high rise that offers a range of extravagant accommodations in its 326 guest rooms and suites. Large bay windows offer views of the Texas Hill Country or San Antonio skyline. In-house dining is available at Bolo's Rotisserie Grille. Live piano music is enjoyed nightly at the Lobby Bar. The state-of-the-art fitness center features Cybex equipment, hydrotherapy pool and sauna. Swimming is enjoyed at the hotel's indoor and outdoor pools. Highlights 326 guest rooms and suites offer a range of luxury accommodationsBolo's Rotisserie Grille serves traditional American cuisine and features a vast wine list.The Lobby Bar has live piano music every evening and serves light menu items and cocktailsState-of-the-art private complimentary fitness center features Cybex equipment, hydrotherapy pool and sauna.Indoor and outdoor swimming pools Rooms All guest rooms at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at The Colonnade offer high-speed wireless Internet access (fees apply), individual climate control and two dual-line phones with data ports and voicemail. Coffeemakers with complimentary coffee are in all rooms, as are hair dryers, irons and ironing board. Plush cotton robes and a stocked honor bar await guests. The Lodgenet system provides in-room movies. A Nintendo game system, along with cable television is available. Deluxe rooms offer 400 to 425 square feet of living space and include one king or two double beds. Large bay windows offer views of the Texas Hill Country or downtown skyline. Premiere rooms offer a sitting area and a sleeper sofa. The Omni Suite is located on top floor and features 754 square feet of space in a one-bedroom suite with a king bed, parlor, dining and sitting areas. The presidential suite is 1,315 square feet of luxury, with a formal dining room, living room, two bedrooms, wet bar and  refrigerator. The governor's suite is a vast 1,283 square feet, with formal dining room, wet bar, two bedrooms and a refrigerator. "Get Fit" guest rooms include a portable treadmill, "Get Fit Kit" and healthy snacks in the refreshment center. The Kids' suite is designed to provide the comforts of home and stimulate the senses of young travelers with twin beds, colorful bedding, beanbag chairs, art table, board games, books, cozy bath robes, aquatic-themed bath accessories and complimentary Kids' Sensation Bar filled with toys, trinkets and snacks. Room service is available from 6 a.m. to midnight daily.     FeaturesBolo's Rotisserie Grille serves traditional American cuisine (with an emphasis on the rotisserie) and features a vast wine list, including selections by the glass. Omni San Antonio Hotel at The Colonnade guests enjoy live piano music every evening at the Lobby Bar, which serves a light menu and cocktails from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Room service is available from 6 a.m. to midnight daily. The state-of-the-art private complimentary fitness facility features Cybex equipment, hydrotherapy pool and sauna. Swimming is enjoyed at the hotel's indoor and outdoor pools. In-house massage service is available. Complimentary airport shuttle service runs from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The property also features free newspaper in the lobby.  Transportation San Antonio International Airport (5.5 mi./8.9 km)Complimentary airport shuttle service runs from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.Self-parking is complimentary; Valet parking costs $12 per day Attractions Six Flags Fiesta Texas (5.3 mi./8.5 km)San Antonio Art Museum (7.1 mi./11.4 km)San Antonio Zoo (7.3 mi./11.7 km)San Antonio Botanical Gardens (8.1 mi./13.1 km)River Walk (8.6 mi./13.9 km)The Alamo (8.8 mi./14.1 km)IMAX Theater (8.8 mi./14.2 km)Missions of San Antonio (11.5 mi./18.6 km) Business 15 meeting Rooms with 23,000 square feet of total space; audio/visual capabilities availableComputer workstation in lobby Policies and feesHigh-speed Internet access costs $9.95 per daySelf-parking is complimentary; Valet parking costs $12 per dayComputer workstation in lobby costs $6.95 per hourPets under 25 pounds are welcome for a $50 fee
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Omni La Mansion del Rio

4 stars
4.2 / 5 161 reviews
Elegant, award-winning luxury hotel on San Antonio's River WalkWith its AAA 4 Diamond rating, the Omni La Mansion Del Rio ramps up elegance and pampers. A heated pool occupies the patio. The three-tiered restaurant, Las Canarias, is on the river bank, offers a champagne brunch every Sunday and is known for its margaritas. The hotel bar was the library of St. Mary's College and now offers guests a chance to learn about Texas beer and wines. Cross the river to reach the spa inside companion property Mokara Hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of many of San Antonio's major attractions. Highlights Along the River Walk Deluxe spa with numerous treatments and packagesIn-house barRestaurant serves modern, "American-refined" dishes, champagne brunch and cocktailsWithin walking distance of major attractions RoomsEach of the 338 rooms of the Omni La Mansion del Rio is decorated in Spanish Colonial style, with exposed brick walls and marble baths. Guest rooms have flat-screen TVs, on-demand premier movies and games, and plush cotton robes. Some rooms have a private balcony with an expansive view of the River Walk, while others offer a view of the courtyard, packed with native plants and fountains. Rooms are available in petite, deluxe, river view and ambassador river view, which gives guests complimentary spa access. FeaturesThe Mokara Spa is right across the river from the hotel. The tranquil spot offers a number of relaxing signature treatments and salon services. Las Canarias is the in-house restaurant serving modern, "American-refined" dishes and margaritas from scratch can be had seven days a week. The restaurant is built on three levels on the riverbank, allowing patio dining to commence freely. The hotel bar, El Coligio, was formerly the library of St. Mary's College. The property also features free newspaper in the lobby.  Transportation Amtrak Station (0.9 mi./1.4 km)San Antonio International Airport (7.6 mi./12.2 km) Attractions Ripley's Believe It or Not! Plaza Theatre of Wax (0.2 mi./0.3 km)Alamodome (0.3 mi./0.4 km)Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center (0.3 mi./0.5 km)Market Square (0.5 mi./0.8 km)San Antonio Art Museum (0.9 mi./1.5 km) Business 16 meeting roomsIberian Ballroom can accommodate up to 50Theater capacity is 500, banquet capacity is 300 Policies and feesA 24-hour shuttle is available to and from the airport.Valet parking costs $32 per night.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Antonio Fri, Feb 20 - Wed, Feb 25 $300
Los Angeles San Antonio Sat, Feb 14 - Fri, Feb 20 $281
Atlanta San Antonio Fri, Feb 20 - Wed, Feb 25 $244
Seattle San Antonio Wed, Feb 11 - Fri, Feb 20 $274
Washington DC San Antonio Sat, Feb 14 - Tue, Feb 17 $324
Chicago San Antonio Sat, Feb 14 - Thu, Feb 19 $263
Newark San Antonio Mon, Mar 2 - Tue, Mar 10 $307
Baltimore San Antonio Sat, Feb 14 - Tue, Feb 17 $311
Honolulu San Antonio Tue, Feb 10 - Sun, Feb 15 $710
San Juan San Antonio Wed, Mar 25 - Sat, Apr 11 $348
San Diego San Antonio Wed, Feb 25 - Sat, Feb 28 $296
Denver San Antonio Wed, Mar 18 - Mon, Mar 23 $265
Philadelphia San Antonio Sat, Feb 14 - Sat, Feb 21 $297
Detroit San Antonio Wed, Mar 4 - Wed, Mar 11 $332
Mexico City San Antonio Sun, Mar 8 - Tue, Mar 17 $221
Charlotte San Antonio Tue, Feb 10 - Wed, Feb 18 $303
Phoenix San Antonio Sat, Mar 7 - Tue, Mar 10 $255
Pittsburgh San Antonio Tue, Mar 24 - Wed, Mar 25 $356
Boston San Antonio Tue, Feb 17 - Sun, Feb 22 $429
Raleigh San Antonio Sat, Feb 7 - Sat, Feb 14 Check rates
San Francisco San Antonio Tue, Mar 10 - Wed, Mar 18 $342
Indianapolis San Antonio Tue, Mar 17 - Tue, Mar 24 $337
Milwaukee San Antonio Tue, Mar 31 - Mon, Apr 6 $326
Norfolk San Antonio Wed, Feb 25 - Tue, Mar 3 $353
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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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