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Cheap flights from Tampa to San Antonio, and what to do once you're there

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By Hoodline - Published on May 24, 2019.

No travel bucket list would be complete without San Antonio, Texas. From the iconic history of The Alamo, to amusement parks, SeaWorld, 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 Tampa 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. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Cheapest San Antonio flights

The cheapest flights between Tampa and San Antonio are if you leave on Aug. 7 and return from Texas on Aug. 10. American Airlines currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $207.

There are also deals to be had in July. If you fly out of Tampa on July 2 and return from San Antonio on July 6, United can get you there and back for $210 roundtrip.

Top San Antonio hotels

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

The Hotel Havana (1015 Navarro St.)

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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 the Alamo, this San Antonio hotel is situated on a river. Additional attractions include the Rivercenter Mall.

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

There's also the 4.8-star rated The Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Rooms are currently set at $119/night.

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

Featured San Antonio food and drink

Don't miss San Antonio's food scene, with plenty of popular spots to get your fill of local cuisine. Here are a couple of the top-rated eateries from Skyscanner's listings.

Bakery Lorraine (306 Pearl Parkway, #110)

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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 Margaret.  

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

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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.

Featured local attractions

To round out your trip, San Antonio offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are two top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.

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

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First up is The San Antonio River Walk. It checks in with 4.7 stars from 276 reviews.

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.  

SeaWorld San Antonio (10500 Sea World Drive)

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Finally, spend some time at SeaWorld San Antonio, with 4.8 stars from 79 reviews.

"Whether you're a Texas local or on a family vacation, SeaWorld San Antonio has it all. From interactive touch pools to live shows, there is also an animal experience, rollercoasters and a water park," wrote visitor Joe. 

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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