Escape from Miami to San Antonio on a budget

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By Hoodline - Published on May 30, 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.

Fortunately, there are plenty of relatively inexpensive flights between Miami and San Antonio, at least according to travel site Skyscanner.

Here’s a list of flights, hotels, restaurants and local attractions in San Antonio to get you started. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Cheapest San Antonio flights

Currently, the cheapest flights between Miami and San Antonio are if you leave on Aug. 16 and return from Texas on Aug. 20. American Airlines currently has tickets for $244, roundtrip.

There are also deals to be had in June. If you fly out of Miami on June 7 and return from San Antonio on June 10, Frontier Airlines can get you there and back for $247 roundtrip.

Top San Antonio hotels

To plan your accommodations, here are some 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. An additional nearby attraction is 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.

The Rivercenter Mall, the Alamo and River Walk are area attractions. Also nearby is the Tower of the Americas.

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

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If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay, try The Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio. The 4.6-star hotel has rooms for $98/night.

Set in the heart of San Antonio, this hotel is close to the San Antonio Majestic Theater and River Walk, as well as the Alamo. 

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 few 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 eateries is Bakery Lorraine, which has an average of five stars out of 12 reviews on Skyscanner.

"Scrumptious in every way — truly authentic French patisserie," wrote visitor Margaret. "Quiche, croissants, pain au chocolat, eclairs, delicious salads and sandwiches to boot. And you must leave room for one of their magical macaroons."

The Cove (606 W. Cypress)

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Another popular dining destination is The Cove, with 4.7 stars from 23 reviews.

The Cove is a restaurant, beer garden and live music venue.

"I love the atmosphere in this place," wrote Sean. "Add some live music to the mix and you've got yourself a pretty decent evening in San Antonio."

Magnolia Pancake Haus (606 Embassy Oaks)

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Also worth considering is the Magnolia Pancake Haus.

"Great food at amazing prices," Jennifer wrote.

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

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Finally, there's Tiago's Cabo Grille.

"They have the best chips and salsa," wrote Jaysun.

Featured local attractions

Not sure what to do in San Antonio, besides eat and drink? Here are a few recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.

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

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First up is The San Antonio River Walk.

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, attractions and entertainment around.

"I walked the River Walk twice during my time in San Antonio and I much prefer it at night," wrote visitor Taylor. "I think it's beautiful all lit up and has more charm when there are people wandering up and down the paths."

SeaWorld San Antonio (10500 Sea World Drive)

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SeaWorld San Antonio is another popular destination.

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

The Shops at La Cantera (15900 La Cantera Parkway)

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Finally, consider checking out The Shops at La Cantera.

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