|San Antonio city centre|
|San Antonio International Airport (SAT): 12 km from city centre|
San Antonio is a popular family vacation spot year-round and attracts a considerate number of business and convention travelers. Several airlines offer flights to San Antonio for your Texas vacation. While Delta, American Airlines, US Airways, Alaska Airlines, United and Southwest Airlines offer non-stop flights from several US airports, you can reach San Antonio International Airport (SAT) from almost every corner of the country with at least one layover.
The weather in San Antonio is pleasant all year long. It’s especially popular in the summertime. During the shoulder seasons, September to mid-December and January to April, you can usually benefit from cheaper plane tickets. Traveling on the budget you should consider flights with one layover.
A non-stop flight from New York to San Antonio takes around 4 hours and 40 minutes.
The city of San Antonio is perhaps not the top tourist destination in the state of Texas, but it has a great selection of restaurants and bars as well as a fair number of historic monuments and family-oriented attractions to make for a great year-round destination.
San Antonio River Walk: Discover the green side of the city with a stroll down the largest urban ecosystem in the nation. This 3-mile-long path along the San Antonio River can be discovered by foot, bike or on a river cruiser. It provides access to many of the main attractions of the city and welcomes visitors with cafés, restaurants and bistros with their iconic umbrella-shade riverside tables.
Fiesta San Antonio: San Antonio is home to a fair share of festivals, fairs, and fiestas. The main event of the year is April's 11-day citywide party called Fiesta San Antonio. Expect live music, impressive parades and delicious food. This traditional celebration has over 100 events and has been going on for more than 115 years.
The Alamo: With this famous landmark, founded in 1718, San Antonio possesses its own part of Texas’ frontier history. In the 18th century Spanish priests established five Catholic missions along the San Antonio River, the Alamo being the first of them. All five missions together have been nominated for World Heritage Status.
Find out more on the official page visitsanantonio.com.
The prices of accommodation in San Antonio change depending on the season and the location. With a bit of luck you can find a bargain downtown, but you’ll have more luck booking a budget hotel outside of the city center. Hotels along the River Walk tend to be the most expensive. If you’re visiting for Fiesta San Antonio you should book your accommodation well in advance.