San Antonio

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

From an African safari wilderness and fun-filled water parks to street festivals and ancient artefacts, San Antonio caters for all the family.

San Antonio is one of Texas' most popular cities to visit with a population of over 1.3 million. Its location, a mere 3 hours from the Mexican border, has greatly influenced the culture and heritage of this fine city. Wander the streets and notice the heavy Spanish Colonial influence in the buildings and architecture. Peruse the Mexican market stalls and try some Tex-Mex cuisine for an authentic Texan experience.

Dotted along the river walk you’ll find the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Spanish Christian gated communities that date back to the 1700s. These missions were a place of refuge for inhabitants during less peaceful times. The most popular mission, The Alamo, was the battleground for a ferocious battle during the Texas Revolution. To find out more about the rich and diverse cultural influences on San Antonio, head to the Institute of Texan Cultures, where you’ll learn about the other nations that helped form the Lone Star state. Follow that up with a trip to San Antonio Museum of Art where you can peruse art and ancient artefacts dating back to the year 400.

Escape the city noise with a visit to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens or the nearby Japanese Tea Gardens. These beautiful city centre parks offer a tranquil reprieve from the hustle and bustle of San Antonio. If you'd prefer a wild safari experience, make sure to check out Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch where you can get up close and personal with the animals on the Drive-Thru.

There are lots of ways to explore San Antonio, with bus route 7 servicing the majority of the city's attractions. Invest in a pre-purchased ticket and jump on and off as you like. Alternatively you can hire a car and explore the stunning wilderness just outside the city. Hike or bike along kilometres of trails in Friedrich Wilderness Park. Kids will love all the water activities at Landa Park as well as all the exotic and native animals at San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium.

San Antonio really is a vibrant city with lots to see and do for all the family. Many of the attractions are open all the time, making it a great destination any time of the year.

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 Rs8,918 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Antonio. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,300 reviews)
"Nice"

Reviewed on 17 May 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 Rs10,779 per night from 24 May to 25 May
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 their ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,364 reviews)
"Perfect place to stay! Great staff, Great location!"

Reviewed on 15 May 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 Rs19,080 per night from 30 May to 31 May
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 their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,492 reviews)
"One of my favorite places to stay .. So classy and nice."

Reviewed on 16 May 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 Rs7,258 per night from 30 May to 31 May
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 their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (705 reviews)
"The young lady who site up the breakfast was very nice and personable."

Reviewed on 30 Apr 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 27 Mar 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 centre. 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 15 Apr 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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