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San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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How much money will you need for your trip to San Antonio? You should plan to spend around $106 per day on your vacation in San Antonio, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $32 on meals for one day and $16 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in San Antonio for a couple is $110. So, a trip to San Antonio for two people for one week costs on average $1,480. All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to San Antonio for one week usually costs around $740 for one person. So, a trip to San Antonio for two people costs around $1,480 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $2,959 in San Antonio. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in San Antonio can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is San Antonio? How much money do I need for San Antonio?

How much does a trip to San Antonio cost? Is San Antonio expensive? The average San Antonio trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these San Antonio prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in San Antonio
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The average price for one person for accommodation in San Antonio is $55. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in San Antonio is $110.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in San Antonio

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Transportation Budget in San Antonio
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in San Antonio is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $16 per person, per day, on local transportation in San Antonio.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in San Antonio?

Typical prices for Transportation in San Antonio are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in San Antonio, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

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Food Budget in San Antonio
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  • While meal prices in San Antonio can vary, the average cost of food in San Antonio is $32 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in San Antonio should cost around $13 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in San Antonio is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in San Antonio
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  • Entertainment and activities in San Antonio typically cost an average of $28 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in San Antonio?

Typical prices for Entertainment in San Antonio are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in San Antonio, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

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Water Budget in San Antonio
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  • On average, people spend $1.78 on bottled water in San Antonio per day. The public water in San Antonio is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

San Antonio On a Budget
San Antonio San Antonio, Texas
The third largest city in Texas, San Antonio, has grown in recent years as a popular travel destination. It's a beautiful city that is strategically situated at the edge of Texas's Hill Country near the South Texas Plains and Prairie Lakes areas. The city holds on to its small town feel despite having a population of about 1.4 million and 2.3 million in the greater metropolitan area. The city holds tight to its Spanish and Mexican heritage, making it a fascinating cultural destination. The Hispanic population has much influence in the city and this makes it a fun and unique city to visit, particularly during Fiesta week, which is an annual celebration with parades, music and food.

San Antonio is known for its hot summers. It's not uncommon for temperatures to reach above 100 degree Fahrenheit between the months of May and September. Even during the spring or fall months, temperatures can stay uncomfortably hot. Winter is cool and rainy, but not unpleasant.
The city has many museums and parks, and many visitors are excited to find so many things to do in San Antonio. Many people are most intrigued by the famous River Walk area. The River Walk runs on both sides of the scenic San Antonio River. There are many restaurants, cafes and shops along the walk and you can easily pass a few hours wandering through the area any time of the year. It's particularly popular in the evening when the nightlife is in full swing, but during the day it's fun to take a boat tour that will take you over the course of the river any time of the year. As the weather in Texas is generally warm all year round, San Antonio is one of the warmest places in the U.S. to visit in January.

Another very popular and famous sight in San Antonio is the Alamo. It's a historic mission which was the sight of the well known Battle of the Alamo in 1836. You can enter the building for free, but if you're in town on a popular weekend you should expect to wait in line for awhile. Inside there are several plaques and information boards that give you a history of the area. The grounds around the building have some very nice gardens which are also worth a visit.
There are a variety of neighborhoods throughout San Antonio and the metropolitan area. Alamo City is where you will find a high concentration of college students and families. The River Walk and Downtown areas are at the heart of the city's tourist industry. In these areas you will find a high concentration of restaurants, clubs, and entertainment. Alamo Heights is a wealthy, residential district with large and beautiful homes. There is also high end shopping and dining in this area. In the northeast and north central parts of the city you'll find a high concentration of families and chain restaurants or stores. King William and Southtown have trendy, urban settings with unique coffeeshops, art galleries, and theaters.

San Antonio also hosts a couple of interesting festivals every year, some of the most well known being the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and the Texas Folklife Festival. If you're on a Texas road trip, then you might want to plan your schedule to coincide with one of these fun and popular events.

Also nearby are Sea World and Six Flags, both of which are great places to visit, particularly if you're traveling with young children.
Food and Dining
Food in San Antonio is excellent and generally affordable. If you're planning to dine out, check out some of these best restaurants in San Antonio for your next trip. Mexican cuisine is everywhere, as are Tex-Mex options. Other budget options include pizza, Vietnamese, Thai, and delis. If you're interested in spending a little more on a great meal, then there are a variety of good grills, steak houses, or riverfront options that won't disappoint.

As motioned earlier, the Riverwalk area is very popular and has a number of great places to eat. For fine dining on the Riverwalk, head to Biga on the Banks, Boudros, or the Little Rhein Steak House.

You can easily walk around the River Walk and downtown areas of San Antonio, but you likely want to have your own car to visit anything else. While there is a bus system, it is inconvenient and slow most of the time. Having access to your own transportation will give you a much great flexibility and help you enjoy your visit on a whole different level.

If you do take the buses, take note that there are four different types of routes. These are Express, Skip, Frequent, and Metro. The Express routes usually connect the suburban areas with downtown. They run every half hour. The Skip service travels in high traffic areas and also runs every 30 minutes. They do not always stop at every bus stop. Frequent routes are also in high traffic areas and are prone to frequent stops. They typically come every 15 minutes. The Skip buses are often the faster and better option. The Metro service runs through neighborhoods and the frequency is inconsistent and less reliable.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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