If you're looking for varied attractions in a compact downtown area, San
Antonio is your ideal destination. This vibrant southwestern city
entertains visitors of all ages, and IHG® has all sorts of San Antonio
hotels from which you can select for your visit.
Things to See
No trip to San Antonio is complete without a stroll along the River Walk.
Situated along the San Antonio River, this stretch of boutiques,
restaurants, historic highlights, family attractions and modern luxuries
offers a distinctive blend of entertainment and unique experiences. In
addition to the San Antonio Museum of Art, Pearl Brewery, Rivercenter Mall
and the Alamo, there are theme parks and waterparks like SeaWorld San
Antonio and Splashtown San Antonio.
Beyond the River Walk, San Antonio continues to be a prime destination for
action-packed family fun.There are a number of theme parks, including Six
Flags Fiesta Texas, Morgan's Wonderland, and Schlitterbahn Waterpark,
located in nearby New Braunfels and perfect for cooling off during warm
summer months. For cultural highlights, explore 19th and 20th century art
at the McNay Art Museum or browse local masterpieces at the San Antonio Art
League Museum. The Witte Museum features an extensive early Texas art
collection, as well as permanent and traveling exhibits on science and
Get to know San Antonio's wild side with a visit to the San Antonio Zoo and
Aquarium, which is home to 779 animal species. The Natural Bridge Caverns
provide a natural habitat for millions of bats who make stunning nightly
flights from May through
October. Visitors can tour these limestone caverns year-round. Golf lovers
can hit the greens on over 50 golf courses, and foodies can taste their way
through the city's culinary highlights. Whatever your agenda, you're sure
to leave satisfied.
Hotels in San Antonio
If you're booking hotels in San Antonio during the busy summer months, plan
to book ahead. This favorite family-oriented destination draws big crowds
when families are on summer vacation. The best time for traveling on a
budget is between November and April. You can also find many hotels with
included amenities to help trim the cost of your visit. Look for options
with complimentary parking, continental breakfast and free high-speed
Internet access, which are common inclusions that can significantly lower
your travel expenses.?
Where to Stay
San Antonio hotels are widespread throughout the city, so it's easy to find
rooms near your favorite highlights or business destinations. If you're
looking for a central location with shopping and dining just outside your
door, try one of the many convenient hotels located around San Antonio's
historic Market Square. This outdoor plaza spans three blocks and houses
the largest Mexican market in the United States. The River Walk is another
popular option for chic hotels in Texas. Situated within the River Walk's
bustling art community, some hotels even boast art collections of their
own. If you're in town on business, convention center hotels are always a
popular pick. Centrally located, this area keeps you near the biggest
business names in the city, such as Fort Sam Houston, Christus Santa Rosa
Hospital, Baker Hughes, and Coca Cola.
How to Get to San Antonio
San Antonio International Airport, just 8.5 miles from downtown, is the
best option for flying into the city. The E downtown circulator is a free
transportation option available from 6 p.m. to midnight, Tuesday through
Saturday. The city's Streetcar offers an affordable mode of transportation
that's available daily. If you're exploring the River Walk, the River Taxi
can take you to 39 stops throughout. If your intended destinations are all
situated around central San Antonio, you can easily enjoy the city without
If you're ready to plan your San Antonio retreat, begin by checking out IHG
hotels to find the ideal room for your Texas getaway.
The Locals Guide To San Antonio's River Walk
Made up of a lush landscape lined with riverside dining, River Walk features attractions on the San Antonio River, a natural waterway.