Escape from Las Vegas to San Antonio on a budget

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Published on June 18, 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.

Using travel site Skyscanner, we’ve sifted through the cheapest flights between Las Vegas and San Antonio in the next few months, including some standout hotel options and beloved local attractions. (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 Las Vegas and San Antonio are if you leave on Aug. 15 and return from Texas on Aug. 18. Allegiant Air currently has roundtrip tickets for $100.

There are also deals to be had in June. If you fly out of Las Vegas on June 29 and return from San Antonio on July 1, Frontier Airlines can get you there and back for $156 roundtrip.

Top San Antonio hotels

To plan your stay, 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, the 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 in San Antonio, and the Rivercenter Mall, The Alamo and the River Walk are area attractions. Additional attractions include the Tower of the Americas.

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

If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay, there's 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 the River Walk, as well as The Alamo. Additional attractions include the Rivercenter Mall.

Local restaurant picks

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

Bakery Lorraine (306 Pearl Parkway, #110)

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If you're looking for a local favorite, head to 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. Must leave room for one of their magical macaroons!"

Magnolia Pancake Haus (606 Embassy Oaks)

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Also worth considering is Magnolia Pancake Haus.

The recipes have been developed and collected from family, friends and those who have worked with the restaurant over its 40 plus years of serving guests across the country. What started with a wild idea back in 1998 has turned into San Antonio's favorite spot for breakfast. 

"Great food at amazing prices! Mimosas weren't bad either!" wrote visitor Jennifer. 

Cured (306 Pearl Parkway, #101)

Finally, there's Cured.

"If you love meat then this is a great place to go," wrote Tara. "Right when you walk in you are greeted by a case of hanging meat that is soon to be your food. You can't go wrong with anything from the signature cocktail list."

Featured San Antonio 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."

The Shops at La Cantera (15900 La Cantera Parkway)

The Shops at La Cantera is another popular destination.

"An all around great shopping center with a wide selection of stores, " wrote visitor Stephen. "If it's raining, bring an umbrella as all the walk ways are uncovered."

SeaWorld San Antonio (10500 Sea World Drive)

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Finally, consider checking out SeaWorld San Antonio.

"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."

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