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Top travel picks: Getaway from Washington to San Antonio

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No travel bucket list would be complete without San Antonio, Texas. From the iconic history of The Alamo, to amusement parks, SeaWorld and the San Antonio Aquarium and Zoo, the city has plenty of attractions for the whole family. The downtown area's River Walk is full of shops, bars and restaurants, with plenty of nearby theaters, Texas' first modern art museum and numerous universities.

Thankfully, there are plenty of regular, relatively inexpensive flights between Washington and San Antonio. We pulled from travel site Skyscanner to provide you with a short list of flights and hotels handpicked with the trendy adventurer in mind.

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Flight deals to San Antonio

Currently, the cheapest flights between Washington and San Antonio are if you leave on May 1 and return from Texas on May 4. American Airlines currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $123.

There are also deals to be had in April. If you fly out of Washington on April 30 and return from San Antonio on May 4, Frontier Airlines can get you there and back for $180 roundtrip.

Top San Antonio hotels

Regarding where to stay, here are some of San Antonio’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.

The Grand Hyatt San Antonio (600 E. Market St.)

There's the 4.8-star rated The Grand Hyatt San Antonio, which has rooms for $119/night.

This hotel is located near the Rivercenter Mall, the Alamo and the Tower of the Americas.

The Hotel Havana (1015 Navarro St.)

If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay, consider The Hotel Havana. The hotel has a 4.7-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $105.

Close to the San Antonio Central Library, River Walk, and Alamo, this San Antonio hotel is situated on a river. Additional attractions include the Rivercenter Mall.

The Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio (205 E. Houston St.)

A third option is The Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio. The 4.6-star hotel has rooms for $98/night.

"Very friendly and professional staff. Very nice contemporary rooms at a great value," wrote visitor Scott.

Featured San Antonio food and drink

San Antonio has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a few of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.

Bakery Lorraine (306 Pearl Parkway, #110)

One of San Antonio's most popular restaurants is the Bakery Lorraine, which has an average of five stars out of 12 reviews on Skyscanner.

"Scrumptious in every way! This is a truly authentic French patisserie," wrote visitor Margaret.

Tiago's Cabo Grille (8403 State Highway151, #101)

Another popular dining destination is Tiago's Cabo Grille, with five stars from eight reviews.

"This place has the best chips and salsa," wrote reviewer Jaysun.

Magnolia Pancake Haus (606 Embassy Oaks)

Also worth considering is Magnolia Pancake Haus, with 4.9 stars from 13 reviews.

"Great food at amazing prices! The mimosas weren't bad either," wrote Jennifer. 

Featured local attractions

San Antonio is also full of sites to visit and explore. Here are some popular attractions to round out your trip, again from Skyscanner's listings.

The San Antonio River Walk (849 E. Commerce St.)

First up is The San Antonio River Walk. It checks in with 4.7 stars from 274 reviews on Skyscanner.

The San Antonio River Walk was once hailed as "The American Venice" and offers a wide variety of attractions. Much more than a typical walkway, this Texas attraction has the best dining and entertainment options around.  

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts (100 Auditorium Circle)

Then, there's the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, with five stars from 13 reviews.

"This is one of the best venues to see a performance in San Antonio," wrote visitor Derek.  

The Shops at La Cantera (15900 La Cantera Parkway)

Finally, consider checking out The Shops at La Cantera, with 4.9 stars from 56 reviews.

"This is a great shopping center with a wide selection of stores," wrote visitor Stephen.  

This story was created automatically using flight, hotel, and local attractions data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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