San Antonio on a Budget
Visiting San Antonio is always a great experience! It’s one of the best cities to visit on a budget, too. Traveling mid-week will save you quite a bit on hotel and airfare compared to the weekends. If you’re traveling with a large family or staying for more than a few days, it might be worth finding a vacation rental or timeshare instead of a downtown hotel.
The Little Stuff Ads Up!
Enjoy free parking in Downtown San Antonio on Tuesdays.
Use coupons from the San Antonio Tourism Bureau.
Call and ask for discounts: AARP, senior citizen, military, EMT, etc.
Save as much as 40% off popular attractions with the San Antonion Go Card.
Explore over 100 locally owned shops at San Antonio’s Market Square. It’s open 10AM-6PM daily.
Visit Museums on Free Days
San Antonio Museum of Art – Free on Tuesday evenings and Sundays from 10AM until noon.
The Witte Museum – Free on Tuesdays from 3PM until 8PM.
McNay Art Museum – Always free for kids and teens (19 and under), free admission for adults on the first Sunday of every month.
Admission to the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio is always free, but there is a suggested donation.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors!
San Antonio has some awesome weather. Get out and enjoy it – for free! The Alamo grounds are free to visit, and even if you aren’t a history buff it’s interesting enough to attract nearly 3 million visitors a year.
San Antonio Parks
Tower of the Americas isn’t free but you’ll get the most spectacular views of the entire city here!
Best free view of San Antonio goes to Tower @ Eisenhauer, especially if you go in the early morning.
Don’t forget your camera – and hiking shoes – if you visit Camanche Lookout Park. It’s a 96-acre public park with a 5-mile hiking trail.
The view from the pavilion at the Japanese Tea Garden is unforgettable as well.
What’s the best part about visiting San Antonio? Let me know in the comments!
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