Information if you want to rent a car in San Antonio
|San Antonio city centre|
|San Antonio International Airport (SAT): 12 km from city centre|
Rent a car in San Antonio
Where to rent a car in San Antonio
Follow the faint beat of the wafting flamenco music that will entice you to explore deep into the heart of San Antonio, which will be most definitely worth your while as you will emerge from the other end with the most authentic experience of this Texan city.
Founded in 1718, San Antonio de Bexar still possesses many of the early architectural and cultural elements of that time, giving you a great insight into the city’s past. A visit to San Antonio’s Missions National Historical Park is a must as it’s filled with beautiful 18th century buildings and features.
You will need to rent a car when you’re visiting San Antonio, especially if you want to venture beyond downtown and hit some of the sights elsewhere such as Sea World, the McNay Art Musuem, the Japanese Tea Gardens and the San Antonio Zoo.
You can pick up your cheap rental car at San Antonio’s International Airport (SAT) and drop it back off at the same place when your trip to San Antonio is over. Super easy right? To ensure you get the cheapest car deal use liligo.com search engine before your set off on your travels.
Driving in San Antonio: what you need to know
Downtown parking options in San Antonio are: paid, public and metered spaces. The good news is that parking is abundant, but the bad news is that it's usually not free (unless it’s a Sunday). But there’s a new initiative by Downtown Tuesday which offers free parking at city-operated parking garages, parking lots and parking meters every Tuesday evening from 5pm to 2am.
But if you are heading into downtown San Antonio on any other day the parking app provided by Pango Mobile Parking will be able to help you find available and convenient spots.
Road trips from Tampa: what to see and do
Within a two hour drive Corpus Christi is the perfect day trip destination. There’s something for everyone; the history buffs can visit the U.S Slexington aircraft carrier and floating museum; the wildlife lovers can visit the Texas state Aquarium and the adrenaline junkies can find deep-sea fishing, surfing and kayaking in the city. And if none of that tickles your fancy, you can soak up the South Texas Coastal sun on the sandy North Beach. The whole family will be carted for at Corpus Christi.
In far West Texas El Pasco is located between two mountain ranges in the abundant Chihuahuan Desert. The mountainy dirt is perfect for cyclist and you’re likely to see plenty of spandex about these rocky grounds. There’s most definitely a strong biking culture here. The adrenaline junkies can steer their bikes up the summit of North Franklin Mountain – a climb which takes you up 3,000 feet. Not for the faint hearted.
Of course, after all that physical exercise you’ll need good food to re-fuel, and El Paso sure doesn’t disappoint. The type of Mexican food differs from the Tex-Mex style of San Antonio, so it will be a great switch up from what you’ve experienced already.
It’s unusually that you get an authentic cowboy experience in the heart of a big city, but with Fort Worth you get a packaged deal of both. There’s no need to head out to remote ranches you can get the ‘Wild West’ adventure you can have that and have a great restaurant culture, concert spots and museums nearby too. As, Hannah Montana, our favorite teen country star once said, you can have the best of both worlds.