San Antonio, or “The Alamo City”, is a beautiful and culturally diverse city that is home to some of the most historically important monuments in Texas. Considered to be one of the most accessible and easy to navigate larger cities in The Lone Star State, there are a multitude of reasons why you should visit. Whether for a romantic getaway, or for a family summer vacation, San Antonio offers something for everyone.
The most popular, and well known, tourist destinations are hands down, the Alamo and the Riverwalk. Both centrally located in the downtown area, getting from attraction to attraction on foot is the easiest option. Visit the Alamo to get a firsthand account of Texas’ strong and proud history. Then, take a stroll down the Riverwalk. Walking on the shady, paved path following the river, you will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of many cultures colliding. You will be tempted by endless options of foods, shops and bars beckoning you to come in, take a seat and enjoy the people watching. Continue your stroll through town and you will likely end up at the Mercado at Market Square. This is a historic, indoor Mexican shopping market. Step inside and you will be transported to another place. Take your time browsing through the stalls to pick up authentic Mexican items, which make great souvenirs to take home. After all the walking, stop at Mi Tierra for a traditional Tex Mex lunch, you will not be disappointed as this place is legendary. Once the sun goes down, venture back out and you will find live music, dancing, drinking and 5-star food options for all tastes throughout downtown.
Bringing the kids? San Antonio is a great place for a family destination. Fun family friendly options include a world class zoo, aquarium, Sea World San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. With these many options, you may want to stay a few extra days to get the most out of your vacation!
No matter what the occasion, book your San Antonio vacation rental today to explore all that this classic Texas city has to offer!
San Antonio has one major airport, San Antonio International Airport, (SAT), which is just 10 miles from the city center. Other airports nearby include Austin International Airport and Corpus Christi International Airport.
There are multiple options for getting into town via taxis, shuttles, major rideshare companies or car rentals that all service the airport and can get you to your vacation rental.
Getting around town? The metro bus, ride share companies or taxis are readily available to get you to and from the hot spots.
In San Antonio, July – Aug are the hottest months of the year with many days above 100 degrees. December – February are the coldest months and temperatures can drop to around 40 degrees. January historically is the wettest month of the year and July and August the driest. However, Texas is known for its weather mood swings, hence the saying “if you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes”. If you visit in the summer, your best bet is to rent a vacation rental with an air conditioner to keep you cool and ready to explore.
In San Antonio, one-third of the almost 7,500 accommodation options are house rentals with an average nightly price of around $230. The median size is about 2,000 ft² which makes them a great fit for large groups or families, as most can accommodate 5-7 people. Apartment rentals represent the second most available accommodation option in San Antonio. The average price of apartment rentals is $195 a night for an area of around 950 ft². Whatever type of accommodation you are looking for, there are many options in San Antonio’s many areas to choose your next vacation rental.