Exploring the best of San Antonio, with cheap flights from Portland

Exploring the best of San Antonio, with cheap flights from Portland
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By Hoodline - Published on July 25, 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 Portland 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 excited about your next excursion. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Flight deals to San Antonio

The cheapest flights between Portland and San Antonio are if you leave on Aug. 15 and return from Texas on Aug. 18. Sun Country Airlines currently has roundtrip tickets for $157.

There are also deals to be had in October. If you fly out of Portland on Oct. 12 and return from San Antonio on Oct. 15, Delta can get you there and back for $233 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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For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Hotel Havana. The hotel has a 4.5-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 Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio (205 E. Houston St.)

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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.

Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub and a fitness facility. 

Featured San Antonio restaurants

If you're looking to grab a bite, San Antonio has plenty of excellent eateries to choose from. Here are a few from Skyscanner's listings to help you get started.

Bakery Lorraine (306 Pearl Parkway, #110)

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A local favorite is Bakery Lorraine, which has an average of five stars out of 10 reviews on Skyscanner.

"Scrumptious in every way — it's a truly authentic French patisserie," wrote visitor Margaret. "Quiche, croissants, pain au chocolat, eclairs, delicious salads and sandwiches to boot. You must leave room for one of their magical macarons."

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. 

The restaurant features hand-shaken margaritas and says it has been voted Best Happy Hour, Best Chips and Salsa and Best Guacamole in San Antonio.

Magnolia Pancake Haus (606 Embassy Oaks)

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Finally, there's Magnolia Pancake Haus.

"The buttermilk pancakes melt in your mouth," guest Alexis wrote.

What to see and do in San Antonio

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, which was once hailed as "The American Venice" and offers a wide variety of attractions. 

"There are so many great restaurants lining it, and you can also take a boat ride," wrote visitor Taylor. 

The Shops at La Cantera (15900 La Cantera Parkway)

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Then there's The Shops at La Cantera.

"An all-around great shopping center with a wide selection of stores," wrote visitor Stephen.

SeaWorld San Antonio (10500 Sea World Drive)

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Finally, spend some time at SeaWorld San Antonio.

"From interactive touch pools to live shows, there is also an animal experience, thrilling rollercoasters and a waterpark," wrote visitor Joe. 

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