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Enjoy San Antonio on a Budget

A fun and energetic city that’s as colorful as its history, San Antonio is a dynamic destination that effortlessly blends its rich heritage of combined cultures to create a vibrant town that hustles and bustles 24 hours a day. Brimming with historical landmarks, exciting activities, and a lively social scene, San Antonio is a winning destination for a cheap vacation.

Things to see in San Antonio

With so many things to see and do, a vacation in San Antonio doesn't need to cost the earth. Brackenridge Park is a recreational paradise to be enjoyed for free with a variety of activities to keep you entertained, from the lush botanical gardens of the Japanese Tea Gardens, to scenic park trails and picnic spots. Here you’ll also find San Antonio Zoo, home to over 3,500 animals. Ride the park’s quirky miniature train and enjoy 25 minutes of tranquility, crossing the San Antonio River and exploring the park in full with the option to hop off at the zoo, museum and garden stops en route. A must-see attraction of the Lone Star State is The Alamo, which is free to the public and a great opportunity to observe the iconic landmark recognized as a symbol of courage and sacrifice in San Antonio. The famed Paseo del Rio is another inexpensive attraction that’s rich in character—this vibrant network of riverside walkways buzzes with music, art, shopping, food and culture.

Cheap hotels in San Antonio

Budget hotels in San Antonio are plentiful, all offering the essentials needed for travelers who want to recharge their batteries before heading out to explore the city. Most cheap hotels in San Antonio offer no-frills, clean and comfortable rooms, but if you’re looking for a budget-friendly hotel in central San Antonio that offers a little more than the basics, check out the economy hotels with kitchenette facilities and private pools. Many of the hotels in San Antonio are ideally placed in locations just a short walk from the city’s main attractions, shops and restaurants.

Where to stay in San Antonio

Downtown San Antonio is a lively district filled with eclectic restaurants, hotels, the Paseo del Rio and the Rivercenter Mall. This is the place to stay for riverside restaurants, bars and a flavor of the mixed cultures of San Antonio. For easy access to Brackenridge Park, San Antonio Zoo and notable museums including the Witte Museum, and the McNay Art Museum, head to lively Alamo Heights. If quirky coffee shops, galleries and theaters are your thing, the Southtown/King William district is the place to stay. This cultural hotpot for creatives boasts a cool combination of great shopping, dining and lively bars within an eclectic neighborhood of elegant buildings and architecture that showcases San Antonio’s diverse history.

How to get to San Antonio

San Antonio International Airport is just a 15-minute drive from downtown San Antonio and there are plenty of inexpensive ways to make your way in to the city. GO Airport Shuttles are a hassle-free way to start you trip and cost just $19.00 per person for a speedy journey that takes you straight in to center. Alternatively take a cab. Fares start from $29 and can be picked up outside the airport, or, to keep it really local, use the public transportation system VIA, an extensive service that also serves the airport and downtown with fares starting from $1.20.

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