Experience the best of San Antonio with cheap flights from Indianapolis

Experience the best of San Antonio with cheap flights from Indianapolis
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By Hoodline - Published on August 09, 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, this city has plenty of attractions for every taste. The River Walk in downtown San Antonio is full of shops, bars and restaurants, along with plenty of nearby theaters, Texas' first modern art museum and numerous universities.

It’s more doable than you might think. According to travel site Skyscanner, there are ample flights from Indianapolis to San Antonio in the next few months, and the prices aren't too shabby.

So if you're looking for a change of scenery, here are some deals to put on your radar. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Flight deals to San Antonio

Currently, the cheapest flights between Indianapolis and San Antonio are if you leave on Nov. 6 and return from Texas on Nov. 10. American Airlines currently has tickets for $273, roundtrip.

There are also deals to be had in October. If you fly out of Indianapolis on Oct. 10 and return from San Antonio on Oct. 13, United can get you there and back for $295, roundtrip.

Top San Antonio hotels

Regarding where to stay, here are some of San Antonio's top-rated hotels that were 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/night.

Situated on the river, this San Antonio hotel is close to the Alamo, San Antonio Central Library, the River Walk and Rivercenter Mall.

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

There's also the 4.8-star rated The Grand Hyatt San Antonio, which has rooms currently set at $119/night.

"Their amenities are wonderful and the rooms modern and spacious," wrote visitor Tyson.

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

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Another affordable option is The Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio. The 4.6-star hotel has rooms for $98/night.

Settled in the heart of San Antonio, this hotel is near San Antonio Majestic Theater, the River Walk and Rivercenter Mall, as well as the Alamo.

Local restaurant picks

San Antonio has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a few of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.

Bakery Lorraine (306 Pearl Parkway, #110)

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One of San Antonio's most popular restaurants is Bakery Lorraine, which has an average of five stars out of 12 reviews on Skyscanner.

"Scrumptious in every way — truly [an] 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 macarons!"

Tiago's Cabo Grille (8403 State Highway 151, #101)

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Another notable dining destination is Tiago's Cabo Grille, with five stars from eight reviews.

"Best chips and salsa," wrote reviewer Jaysun.

Magnolia Pancake Haus (606 Embassy Oaks)

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Also worth considering is Magnolia Pancake Haus.

What started with a wild idea back in 1998 turned into San Antonio's favorite spot for breakfast.

"So delicious. The buttermilk pancakes melt in your mouth — you won't be disappointed," wrote Alexis. "I hear the wait on the weekend might be long, so either aim for a weekday or go early."

Top San Antonio attractions

To round out your trip, San Antonio has lots of noteworthy attractions worth visiting. Here are some 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.

Once hailed as The American Venice, the San Antonio River Walk is 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. "It's beautiful all lit up ... Still, it is worth a visit in the daytime, if that's when you find yourself in San Antonio. There are so many great restaurants lining it, and you can also take a boat ride!"

The Shops at La Cantera (15900 La Cantera Parkway)

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The Shops at La Cantera is another popular destination.

"[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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Lastly, spend some time at 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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