Explore the best of San Antonio with cheap flights from Cincinnati

Explore the best of San Antonio with cheap flights from Cincinnati
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By Hoodline - Published on August 09, 2019.

No travel bucket list would be truly 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.

Using travel site Skyscanner, we’ve sifted through the cheapest flights between Cincinnati 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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Flight deals to San Antonio

Currently, the cheapest flights between Cincinnati and San Antonio are if you leave on Nov. 7 and return from Texas on Nov. 11. American Airlines currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $214.

There are also deals to be had in August. If you fly out of Cincinnati on Aug. 15 and return from San Antonio on Aug. 18, United can get you there and back for $216, roundtrip.

Top San Antonio hotels

To help plan your accommodations, here are some of San Antonio's top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to activities and customer satisfaction.

The Hotel Havana (1015 Navarro St.)

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If you're looking for an affordable 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 for $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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For another inexpensive option, try 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

Don't miss out on San Antonio's food scene, which hosts plenty of popular spots to get your fill of the 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 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 noteworthy 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."

What to see and do in San Antonio

To round out your trip, San Antonio offers plenty of popular 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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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, 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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