Cheap San Antonio Vacations

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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
3.4 / 5 276 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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Baymont Inn & Suites San Antonio Northwest/Medical Center

2 stars
3.6 / 5 32 reviews
Enjoy sunny Texas hospitality at this Baymont Inn and Suites San Antonio Northwest/Medical Center hotel, just off Interstates 410 and 10, close to Lackland Air Force Base and convenient to the San Antonio River Walk, La Cantera golf course, El Mercado Mexican Marketplace, Sea World and the Alamo. This hotel offers complimentary Internet access and complimentary breakfast as well as parking for large vehicles. Stretch road-weary muscles in the fitness center and soak up the sunshine in the outdoor pool. The spacious guest rooms feature iron and ironing board, complimentary local calls and coffee maker, and there is no charge for kids 17 and under when accompanied by adults.
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Days Inn San Antonio Alamo/Riverwalk

2 stars
3.2 / 5 159 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 free limited parking, complimentary Daybreak breakfast, cable TV with HBO and hairdryer 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. The business center with workstation is open 24 hours. 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 free limited parking, 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. A 24-hour business center with workstation is also available. 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 hotel24-hour business center with workstationMeeting 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 available for free (one slot per room only)On-site pool is open seven days a week from10AM - 10PM
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Super 8 Downtown / Riverwalk

2 stars
2.6 / 5 250 reviews
Free breakfast and outdoor pool at budget hotel near River Walk, AlamoThe Super 8 Downtown Riverwalk is near the historic River Walk and Alamo. Along with the SuperStart free deluxe continental breakfast every morning, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, weather permitting.  Guests make unlimited free national and local calls, enjoy free parking in the roomy lot and partake in guest laundry facilities 24 hours a day. Kids under 13 stay with their parents for no additional charge. Cribs are available for the little ones. Highlights Free SuperStart breakfast available each morningClose to River Walk, Market Square and AlamoKids under 13, stay free with paying adultUnlimited, complimentary local and national calls24-hour guest laundry service on site Rooms The two-story Super 8 Downtown Riverwalk hotel has 62 rooms; some smoking rooms are available. Guests choose from a king or two full beds. All rooms come with free wireless Internet, TV with 70 channels of expanded cable including HBO and unlimited complementary local and national phone calls. A small coffee maker is in each room, along with a hair dryer, full size iron and ironing board, safe and a table with two chairs. Features Complimentary SuperStart breakfast buffet offers fresh coffee and tea, milk and fruit juices, fluffy waffles, assorted toast and cereal and donuts. Free high-speed wireless Internet and HBO in all Super 8 Downtown Riverwalk rooms. Guest laundry services are available 24 hours a day. The outdoor pool is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., weather permitting. Free parking. Transportation San Antonio International Airport (6.5 miles/10.5 km)Amtrak Station (1.5 miles/2.4 km) Attractions San Antonio Museum of Art (0.2 mi./0.4 km)Municipal Auditorium (0.7 mi./1.1 km)River Walk (0.9 mi./1.5 km)The Alamo (0.9 mi./1.5 km)McFarlin Tennis Center (1 mi./1.6 km)Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (1.2 mi./1.9 km)Sunset Station (1.3 mi./2.3 km)San Antonio Botanical Gardens (2.1 mi./3.4 km) Business Free high speed wireless internet access, Complimentary unlimited domestic long distance, local callsCompetitive corporate rates Policies and fees Children under age 13 may stay free with their parents 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 / 5 389 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 Sun, Aug 24 - Mon, Aug 25 $313
Los Angeles San Antonio Fri, Sep 5 - Wed, Sep 10 $280
Atlanta San Antonio Mon, Aug 25 - Thu, Aug 28 $256
Seattle San Antonio Thu, Aug 14 - Wed, Aug 20 $332
Washington DC San Antonio Thu, Aug 28 - Tue, Sep 2 $362
Chicago San Antonio Wed, Aug 13 - Tue, Aug 19 $278
Newark San Antonio Thu, Jul 24 - Tue, Aug 5 $290
Baltimore San Antonio Mon, Aug 18 - Sat, Aug 23 $397
Honolulu San Antonio Tue, Aug 5 - Thu, Aug 14 $879
San Juan San Antonio Mon, Aug 11 - Tue, Aug 26 $486
San Diego San Antonio Tue, Jul 29 - Thu, Jul 31 $312
Denver San Antonio Wed, Aug 13 - Sat, Aug 16 $278
Philadelphia San Antonio Mon, Sep 8 - Thu, Sep 11 $288
Detroit San Antonio Tue, Aug 5 - Wed, Aug 13 $353
Mexico City San Antonio Tue, Aug 26 - Tue, Sep 2 $237
Charlotte San Antonio Wed, Aug 13 - Sat, Aug 16 $305
Phoenix San Antonio Mon, Aug 4 - Sat, Aug 9 $280
Pittsburgh San Antonio Wed, Aug 6 - Tue, Aug 12 $384
Boston San Antonio Wed, Jul 30 - Thu, Aug 14 $502
Raleigh San Antonio Thu, Jul 17 - Thu, Jul 24 Check rates
San Francisco San Antonio Tue, Aug 5 - Sun, Aug 10 $350
Indianapolis San Antonio Sun, Aug 31 - Thu, Sep 11 $324
Milwaukee San Antonio Tue, Aug 19 - Sat, Aug 23 $369
Norfolk San Antonio Thu, Aug 28 - Wed, Sep 3 $345
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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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