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

Riverwalk Plaza Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 390 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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Red Roof PLUS San Antonio Downtown

2 stars
3.4 / 5 280 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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BEST WESTERN Alamo Suites

3 stars
3.5 / 5 210 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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Days Inn San Antonio Interstate Hwy 35 North

2 stars
3.1 / 5 102 reviews
NOW OFFERING FREE MCDONALDS HOT BREAKFAST Welcome to the Days Inn San Antonio North. We are conveniently located off of Interstate 35, just 10 minutes from historic downtown San Antonio and a short 10 minute drive from the airport and less than 5 minutes from the Verizon Amphitheater. All guests who stay in our recently renovated rooms receive - FREE Hi-Speed Wireless Internet Access, FREE Daybreak Breakfast, FREE USA Today Newspaper, and FREE local calls, microwaves, refrigerators, irons and boards in all rooms. Relax by our sparkling outdoor pool and unwind after a long day.
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Alamo Inn Motel

2 stars
3.1 / 5 57 reviews
San Antonio's very own Alamo Inn is known for its comfortable surroundings, a great price and making you feel like you're at home! Alamo Inn is located 3 minutes (by complementary shuttle) from the Riverwalk, Convention Center, Downtown, and many other Attractions. All rooms have Queen & King size beds, Refrigerator and Microwave, Color TV with Remote Control,Telephone and Hairdryer. Welcome to San Antonio!
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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Antonio Wed, Sep 10 - Sun, Sep 14 $321
Los Angeles San Antonio Wed, Aug 13 - Sat, Aug 30 $282
Atlanta San Antonio Tue, Sep 9 - Wed, Sep 10 $283
Seattle San Antonio Fri, Aug 29 - Tue, Sep 2 $310
Washington DC San Antonio Tue, Sep 9 - Mon, Sep 15 $368
Chicago San Antonio Sat, Aug 30 - Tue, Sep 2 $285
Newark San Antonio Wed, Aug 13 - Sun, Aug 17 $419
Baltimore San Antonio Thu, Aug 21 - Thu, Aug 28 $282
Honolulu San Antonio Fri, Sep 19 - Sat, Sep 27 $761
San Juan San Antonio Wed, Sep 3 - Tue, Sep 9 $405
San Diego San Antonio Wed, Aug 6 - Wed, Aug 13 $302
Denver San Antonio Sat, Aug 16 - Sat, Aug 23 $304
Philadelphia San Antonio Wed, Sep 24 - Sat, Sep 27 $300
Detroit San Antonio Fri, Aug 15 - Tue, Aug 19 $366
Mexico City San Antonio Tue, Sep 23 - Tue, Sep 30 $241
Charlotte San Antonio Sat, Aug 30 - Tue, Sep 2 $314
Phoenix San Antonio Mon, Aug 18 - Sat, Aug 23 $269
Pittsburgh San Antonio Wed, Sep 24 - Sun, Sep 28 $369
Boston San Antonio Sun, Aug 31 - Thu, Sep 4 $399
Raleigh San Antonio Thu, Aug 7 - Thu, Aug 14 Check rates
San Francisco San Antonio Mon, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 22 $392
Indianapolis San Antonio Wed, Aug 27 - Sun, Aug 31 $336
Milwaukee San Antonio Mon, Sep 22 - Fri, Sep 26 $365
Norfolk San Antonio Sun, Sep 7 - Tue, Sep 9 $497
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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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