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 natural history.
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 a car.
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.
Made up of a lush landscape lined with riverside dining, River Walk features attractions on the San Antonio River, a natural waterway.