San Antonio Flights:

Flights to San Antonio

image of San AntonioThe second largest city in Texas and the seventh largest in the whole of the United States is San Antonio. Situated in southern Texas this huge city has many attractions and things to see and do. San Antonio is particularly famous for the historic Alamo and its Spanish missions, but has many modern attractions too.

San Antonio International Airport (airport code: SAT) is 12.8 kilometres (8 miles) from downtown, and you can grab a free shuttle that will take you to the nearest public bus stop. It’s more expensive, but a taxi would be a more direct way to get into the city. Delta offers the only one-stop flight to San Antonio from South Africa, with a connection in Atlanta. British Airways has a 2-stop route that transfers in London and Houston. South African Airways also goes that way. A flight to San Antonio with British Midland goes through London and Washington.

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The Tourist Attractions in San Antonio:

The Alamo

The Alamo is undoubtedly the most famous attraction in San Antonio and ones of Texas’s top attractions too. The former mission was built in 1744 and became famous because of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Some visitors find the small size of the Alamo disappointing, but with no admission fee to pay this important part of Texas history is still popular all the same.

River Walk

Making its way through downtown San Antonio the River Walk is the city’s second most visited attraction. This combines the riverside walking trail with access to restaurants, shops and bars, right on the river so it’s very popular throughout the year. In the Christmas season the River Walk is lit up with beautiful lights, making it even more attractive. As well as walking along the riverside you can take a boat cruise. One thing to see on the River Walk is the Aztec on the River Theatre, an exotic themed cinema that was built in 1926.

San Antonio Missions National Park

As well as the famous Alamo mission, San Antonio is home to several other missions, four of which are contained within the San Antonio Missions National Park. The missions San Juan, San Jose, Espada and Concepcion can be seen here along with many other important historic and cultural sites.

Museums in San Antonio

If the missions have sparked your interest in culture in this part of Texas, why not take time to visit some of San Antonio’s museums?! There’s a great variety of museums here so something for everyone including the Institute of Texan Cultures, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the San Antonio Children’s Museum, the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum, and the Witte Museum.

San Antonio Theme Parks

The third most visited attraction in San Antonio is Sea World where the aquarium, killer whales, sharks and more are combined with thrill rides and a small water park for a fun-filled day for the whole family.

San Antonio is also home to another theme park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas. This park is also aimed at the whole family with something here for all ages to enjoy, from thrill rides to shows and entertainment.

When Should You Visit?:

San Antonio has a humid subtropical climate and it’s a fairly dry city with mild to warm temperatures usually year round. Summers get quite hot in San Antonio – both July and August have average highs of 35C and lows of 23C. Even the coolest month, January, remains mild with an average high of 17C, so San Antonio is a city that can really be enjoyed throughout the year.

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