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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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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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BEST WESTERN Alamo Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 157 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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Crockett Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 130 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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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 / 5 160 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 Mon, Feb 23 - Thu, Feb 26 $318
Los Angeles San Antonio Mon, Feb 16 - Thu, Feb 19 $319
Atlanta San Antonio Sat, Mar 7 - Tue, Mar 17 $277
Seattle San Antonio Wed, Feb 25 - Wed, Mar 11 $248
Washington DC San Antonio Wed, Mar 25 - Mon, Mar 30 $338
Chicago San Antonio Tue, Mar 17 - Sat, Mar 21 $289
Newark San Antonio Mon, Feb 9 - Wed, Feb 11 $307
Baltimore San Antonio Mon, Mar 2 - Tue, Mar 10 $303
Honolulu San Antonio Wed, Mar 25 - Tue, Apr 7 $688
San Juan San Antonio Wed, Feb 11 - Tue, Feb 17 $398
San Diego San Antonio Wed, Mar 4 - Wed, Mar 11 $296
Denver San Antonio Wed, Feb 25 - Mon, Mar 2 $244
Philadelphia San Antonio Sat, Feb 21 - Sat, Feb 28 $297
Detroit San Antonio Wed, Mar 18 - Wed, Mar 25 $393
Mexico City San Antonio Tue, Feb 10 - Tue, Feb 17 $221
Charlotte San Antonio Wed, Feb 11 - Wed, Feb 25 $303
Phoenix San Antonio Mon, Feb 9 - Wed, Feb 11 $267
Pittsburgh San Antonio Mon, Mar 9 - Tue, Mar 17 $360
Boston San Antonio Sat, Mar 7 - Fri, Mar 13 $397
Raleigh San Antonio Sun, Feb 1 - Sun, Feb 8 Check rates
San Francisco San Antonio Wed, Jan 28 - Sun, Feb 1 $607
Indianapolis San Antonio Sun, Feb 15 - Tue, Feb 17 $337
Milwaukee San Antonio Fri, Feb 27 - Wed, Mar 11 $325
Norfolk San Antonio Mon, Mar 23 - Thu, Apr 2 $378
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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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