Explore San Antonio
San Antonio HotelsBienvenidos a San Antonio - a city where cultures intertwine harmoniously, and there’s always a welcoming smile to greet you when you walk into a new hotel or restaurant. Ask anyone what they love about San Antonio and they’ll give you the simplest of answers – ‘the people’. They’re only part of this city’s story, however, with some of the state’s most engrossing history, effervescent nightlife, and stunning scenery on offer. The spicy destination is also the birthplace of the chili-con-carne, so prepare your taste buds for a workout at one of the many sizzling restaurants.Things to seeSignificant events in Texan history have taken place at the Alamo - where a bloody siege between the Texan and Mexican forces raged in 1836. The beautifully preserved stone building tells the tales of these battles, and helps to keep the stories of the Texas Revolution alive today. After soaking up the history, hit speeds of 70 mph on terrifying, twisting rollercoasters at Six Flags Fiesta Texas amusement park, or enjoy something a little more sedate by drifting along the park’s winding, lazy river. In the center of the city, the Rivercenter Mall is a great place for a quick spot of retail therapy, and you’ll be perfectly placed to begin the city’s wonderful River Walk when you’re done. San Antonio’s Spanish influence is never more obvious than when ambling along the gently gushing river, with the sound of twinkling flamenco guitar drifting from the dexterous fingers of street performers. Cypress trees line the rivers banks, and small boats gently cruise along the waters, lending the restaurant and bar spotted walk a secluded, relaxed atmosphere – visit around Christmas to really see it sparkle. Hotels in
San AntonioCheck into one of San Antonio’s classiest hotels, and you’ll be able to look out over the glittering River Walk from the large windows of your luxury bedroom. Enjoy breakfast on the balcony, to the gentle sound of the river’s waters sloshing, before taking a dip in an artisan pool to prepare for the day of San Antonio exploration ahead. Cheaper alternatives are available, and whether you’re looking for a mid-range San Antonio hotel room - with a nice bath and views of the city - or a simple bed to rest on for the night, you’ll have plenty of choice. It’s rare to find a San Antonio hotel room that lacks WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee making facilities.Where to stayStay downtown, to enjoy the winding River Walk, which is where most of the city’s best restaurants, clubs and bars gather. If you’re mainly in San Antonio to visit Sea World, you’ll find plenty of hotels conveniently close to the complex – where you can unwind before being mesmerized by curious orcas, gold collared king penguins, and grinning white Beluga whales. It’s also possible to stay a little outside San Antonio, at New Braunfels, which is surrounded by vineyards that sag under the weight of plumb, red grape bunches. Various wineries will welcome you in to sample their produce, and you should try Texan wine - with an unusual hint of strawberry and cherry - for something a little different. How to get to San AntonioThe best way to access San Antonio is by jumping on a flight to San Antonio International, which takes planes from destinations across the US and Mexico. Route 5 busses ship passengers to the airport and back on a regular basis. San Antonio Amtrak Station also helps travelers arrive in the city, and you can trundle in from cities like Chicago, Los Angeles and Florida with ease.