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Top budget travel picks: San Antonio to Prague

Last year, the Czech Republic celebrated its 100th birthday, and the country's capital city was named one of 2018's top destinations by the New York Times.

Bisected by the Vltava River, “the City of a Hundred Spires" is known for its Old Town Square, colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and its medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Besides the stunning architecture, there are also enough local libations and delightful dishes to appease any traveler.

Whether you’re trying to escape ASAP or you’re looking to plan your travels around upcoming deals, take a look at these forthcoming flights between San Antonio and Prague, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included popular hotels, restaurants and attractions in Prague to get you started on planning your ideal getaway.

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Cheapest Prague flights

The cheapest flights between San Antonio and Prague are if you leave on March 1 and return from the Czech Republic on March 7. Lufthansa currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $654.

There are also deals to be had in July. If you fly out of San Antonio on July 3 and return from Prague on July 10, Southwest Airlines can get you there and back for $1,047 roundtrip.

Top Prague hotels

To plan your stay, here are two of Prague’s top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.

The Mosaic House (Odboru 4)

For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Mosaic House, which has rooms for $70/night.

The Sophie's Hostel (Melounova 2)

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A second option is Sophie's Hostel. The 4.8-star hostel has rooms for $16/night. Area attractions include the Czech National Museum, the Prague National Theatre and Wenceslas Square.

Featured Prague restaurants

If you're looking to snag a bite at one of Prague's many quality eateries, here are a few popular culinary destinations from Skyscanner's listings that will help keep you satiated.

Potrefena Husa Hybernska (Dlážděná 1003/7 110)

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Let's start with the basics: where to get a drink and a quick bite. For a popular option, check out Potrefena Husa Hybernska, which has an average of five stars out of seven reviews on Skyscanner.

"This restaurant is great, especially for students, backpackers and budget travelers," wrote visitor Emily. 

SaSaZu (Bubenske Nabrezi 306)

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One of Prague's most popular restaurants is SaSaZu, with 4.9 stars from seven reviews.

"Both club and high-end Asian fusion restaurant, a night at stylish SaSaZu is always an unforgettable experience," wrote reviewer Clare. "Food is inspired by dishes from Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia, and after dinner the party gets started around 10 p.m."

U Medvídků (Na Perštýně, 345/7)

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Also worth considering is U Medvídků.

"Great value and authentic," wrote Marie. "I lived in Prague for a year and took family and friends there any time someone was visiting. Both tourists and local eat at Medviku so you know it's legit."

Top Prague attractions

Not sure what to do in Prague, besides eat and drink? Here are a couple of recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.

The Charles Bridge 

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First up is the Charles Bridge.

Joining the Lesser Side with Old Town, the Charles Bridge is famously the best spot for viewing the Prague Castle. Thousands of people traverse this cobbled bridge every year.

Prague Castle 

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Then, there's Prague Castle.

Perhaps the most beautiful sight east of Paris, Prague Castle was the original seat of power in Bohemia, the home of Czech royalty. The former royal compound is actually a series of castles, with a cathedral and several gardens and plazas at the center.