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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 / 5 257 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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Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk

3 stars
4.4 / 5 117 reviews
The Extras Aren't Extra at Drury Hotels. Your great rate includes FREE hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 Kickback. FREE hot breakfast, FREE wireless Internet access and FREE long distance. Our 5:30 Kickback includes a rotating menu of hot and cold items, baked potatoes, salad, beer, wine, soda, mixed drinks and more -subject to state and local laws-. Don't miss our great QUIKSTART breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage, Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, bagels, and pastries. Take advantage of FREE popcorn and soda every evening from 3-10 p.m. as well as our complimentary exercise room and 24 hour business center. This hotel is a beautifully restored building that was built in the 1920's and is listed as an historical landmark. Conveniently located near all central downtown restaurants and hot spots along the Riverwalk. This hotel offers 150 standard guestrooms. Historical elegance is built into every feature of the Drury Inn Suites. Blending the memories of the past with the present. Parking Fee $16.00 plus tax per day. J.D. Power has recognized Drury Hotels with the award for Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-Scale Hotel Chains, Nine Years in a Row Rooms with pets will be charged a daily cleaning fee of $10 per room plus tax. Service animals are welcome free of charge. Limit of two pets per room.
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Red Roof PLUS San Antonio Downtown

2 stars
3.3 / 5 192 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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Red Roof Inn San Antonio Ft. Sam Houston

2 stars
2.6 / 5 106 reviews
Free breakfast, Internet access and parking near AT&T Center on I-10San Antonio Spurs, Silver Stars and Rampage fans appreciate the Red Roof Inn San Antonio I-10 East hotel's proximity to the AT&T Center. Downtown is just down the road and kids under 17 stay free. A breakfast buffet is complimentary and an outdoor pool is open seasonally. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Shuttle service (fees apply) operates seven days a week. Rooms feature mini-refrigerators. Coffee-house style beverages are complimentary in the lobby. The "Order Inn" program, allows guests to order from local restaurants. Highlights Complimentary breakfast buffet each morningCoffee-house style drinks are complimentary in the lobbyFree high-speed wireless InternetKids under 17 and pets stay freeOutdoor pool open seasonally Rooms Two styles of guest rooms are available at the Red Roof Inn San Antonio I-10 East hotel choose from two full or a king bed. Every guest room comes with a mini-refrigerator, microwave and in-room safe. The "Order Inn" program, allows guests to order food from local restaurants for in-room dining. Features Guests enjoy a free continental breakfast each morning and free high speed wireless Internet access throughout the building. An outdoor pool, fitness center and coin laundry facility are available. Shuttle service (available by pre-arrangement and fees apply) operates from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. All guest rooms at the Red Roof Inn San Antonio I-10 East hotel feature mini-refrigerators and in-room safes. Coffee-house style hot beverages come complimentary in the lobby. The "Order Inn" program, allows guests to order food from local restaurants for in-room dining. One well-behaved family pet per room is welcome. Transportation San Antonio International Airport (8 mi./12.8 km) Attractions Willow Springs Golf Course (1.4 mi./2.3 km)AT&T Center (1.9 mi./3 km)The Alamodome (4.4 mi./7.1 km)The Alamo (4.7 mi./7.6 km)Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (4.8 mi./7.8 km)University of Texas San Antonio (5.8 mi./9.3 km) Business Free Wi-Fi in rooms and throughout hotel Policies and fees Daily fee for in-room safe is appliedA shuttle operates from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week (fees apply)
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Crockett Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 136 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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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Antonio Wed, May 6 - Sat, May 9 $325
Los Angeles San Antonio Tue, May 19 - Thu, May 28 $267
Atlanta San Antonio Sat, May 16 - Wed, May 20 $238
Seattle San Antonio Tue, May 19 - Wed, May 27 $251
Washington DC San Antonio Wed, Apr 22 - Wed, May 6 $328
Chicago San Antonio Wed, May 20 - Tue, May 26 $238
Newark San Antonio Fri, Apr 24 - Tue, Apr 28 $307
Baltimore San Antonio Wed, Apr 22 - Tue, Apr 28 $280
Honolulu San Antonio Wed, Apr 22 - Sun, Apr 26 $807
San Juan San Antonio Wed, Apr 22 - Tue, Apr 28 $432
San Diego San Antonio Tue, Apr 14 - Sat, Apr 18 $307
Denver San Antonio Tue, May 5 - Tue, May 12 $240
Philadelphia San Antonio Sat, Apr 25 - Tue, Apr 28 $277
Detroit San Antonio Tue, May 19 - Wed, May 27 $295
Mexico City San Antonio Sat, Apr 4 - Sun, Apr 5 $383
Charlotte San Antonio Mon, May 18 - Sun, May 24 $284
Phoenix San Antonio Sat, Apr 25 - Tue, Apr 28 $252
Pittsburgh San Antonio Wed, Apr 29 - Mon, May 4 $388
Boston San Antonio Tue, Apr 28 - Tue, May 5 $390
Raleigh San Antonio Mon, Apr 6 - Mon, Apr 13 Check rates
San Francisco San Antonio Tue, Apr 14 - Tue, Apr 21 $368
Indianapolis San Antonio Sat, May 9 - Wed, May 13 $341
Milwaukee San Antonio Tue, May 5 - Wed, May 13 $351
Norfolk San Antonio Sat, Apr 25 - Tue, Apr 28 $332
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  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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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