San Antonio

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San Antonio Botanical Gardens featuring a park, a pond and modern architecture

From the Six Flags Fiesta theme park to bronco-busting rodeos, San Antonio offers plenty of spicy family-style fun.

With more than 1.3 million inhabitants, San Antonio is the second-most populous city in Texas and one of the state’s most visited areas. Latino culture is deeply rooted in the history of this city less than 3 hours from the Mexican border. Shop in Mexican markets, sample the Tex-Mex cuisine and wander along plazas inspired by Spanish Colonial architecture.

Strolling the San Antonio River Walk guides you along famous places that represent more than 300 years of history. The old mission called the Alamo, built in the early 1700s, is the most famous of all attractions. This was the scene of a heroic battle during the Texas Revolution, one of the turbulent events in Texas’ fight for independence from Mexico during the mid-1800s. Explore the Institute of Texan Cultures, where you'll see and hear how the mix of cultures influenced the area.

Find beautifully preserved buildings in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and learn about life for Native Americans during Spanish colonization. Visit one of the city’s top museums and gaze at huge dinosaur bones, Egyptian mummies or Chinese relics dating back to 1600 B.C.

For a peaceful escape within the city limits, head to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens or the nearby Japanese Tea Gardens. You can see endangered prairie animals from the local area at the nearby San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium.

A bus runs from downtown to many of the city’s major attractions. Hop on and off as you please with a pre-purchased pass. Rent a car and explore the stunning scenery of Texas Hill Country or grab your hiking shoes and head to the Friedrich Wilderness Park. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon by the lake at Landa Park, enjoy an African safari at the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch or ride some waves at Schlitterbahn Waterpark.

San Antonio is an exciting city to visit any time of year. A warm, semi-arid climate means it’s hot in summer and mild in winter, and most attractions are open year-round.

Where to stay in San Antonio

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
3 out of 5
303 Blum Street, San Antonio, TX, 78202
The price is CA $148 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Antonio. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,300 reviews)
"Nice"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
Riverwalk Plaza
Riverwalk Plaza
4 out of 5
100 Villita Street, Dwyer/Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX, 78205
The price is CA $178 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in San Antonio. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,364 reviews)
"Perfect place to stay! Great staff, Great location!"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Riverwalk Plaza
La Cantera Resort & Spa
La Cantera Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
16641 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX, 78256
The price is CA $361 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in San Antonio. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 outdoor pools, and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,492 reviews)
"One of my favorite places to stay .. So classy and nice."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

La Cantera Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sonesta ES Suites San Antonio Northwest - Medical Center
Sonesta ES Suites San Antonio Northwest - Medical Center
3 out of 5
4320 Spectrum One, San Antonio, TX, 78230
The price is CA $114 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in San Antonio. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (705 reviews)
"The young lady who site up the breakfast was very nice and personable."

Reviewed on Apr. 30, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites San Antonio Northwest - Medical Center
The Luxury Suites at Arrive Eilan
The Luxury Suites at Arrive Eilan
5 out of 5
17803 La Cantera Terrace, San Antonio, TX, 32205
Stay at this 5-star luxury apartment in San Antonio. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a balcony or patio. Popular attractions Six Flags Fiesta Texas and The ...
3.6/5 Good! (120 reviews)
"Peaceful serene experience with various gathering areas for individualized choices of relaxation 😌 🙂"

Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2022

The Luxury Suites at Arrive Eilan
Sonder at Southtown
Sonder at Southtown
4 out of 5
111 Probandt, San Antonio, TX, 78204
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Antonio. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the quiet ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (80 reviews)
"Very pleased overall. Location, cleanliness and customer service was great. Pool was not available due to waiting for parts to clean it. Would definitely stay there again"

Reviewed on Apr. 15, 2022

Sonder at Southtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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