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Your San Antonio vacation

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.

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

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.

Greenway Trails

Follow the Greenway Trails and get the feeling of the countryside right in the middle of the city.

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.

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.

San Antonio highlights

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.

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.

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