Budget Minded San Antonio Tourists
San Antonio is overflowing with inexpensive options for tourists on a budget. A trip to San Antonio can be as much of a bargain as you want it to be. You just have to know where to go and what to do. The activities opportunities are all over the city. We'll do our best to share with you places to go and things to see that won't deplete your vacation funds while visiting San Antonio. Below are recommendations for the budget minded traveler. Getting around in San Antonio cheaply can be done by riding the bus on one of many VIA bus routes.
Historical San Antonio Attractions - Free Admission
Most all of the historical places in San Antonio are managed and funded by local, state, and federal government, they tend to be quite inexpensive to visit and quite often, free of charge.
Mission Trail - Load the family up and take a ride through the region's history with a trip along the Mission Trail. The admission to each of the Spanish Missions is free and you'll see some of the most beautiful historical structures with fascinating architecture and opportunities for great family pictures. The Mission Trail offers a wonderful and educational trip through the origins of San Antonio and all it costs you is gas.
The Alamo - Admission to this San Antonio historical centerpiece is free. The Alamo is funded by donations to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and by sales generated by the Alamo gift shop. Although Alamo admission is free, we ask that you make a purchase or donation if you choose to visit the Alamo because it is truly a Texas shrine.
Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle - This Quadrangle is one of San Antonio's best kept secrets and is housed on the Fort Sam Houston Army base. Fort Sam Houston is the headquarters for the Fifth Army and Army Medical Command and on base is the most unique petting zoo in a spectacular environment which is the Quadrangle. Deer will eat out of your hand while peacocks and rabbits run around freely. San Antonio's Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle has a distinguished past as it was home to the famous Indian warrior Geronimo after his surrender to the US Army. Admission is free and while the kids play with the animals, you can learn about this historical San Antonio attraction with national significance.
Discount Sights and Activities
In addition to the historical attractions, there are numerous other sights and activities that can be enjoyed without having to spend a bundle. The discounted San Antonio sights, attractions and activities are available throughout the city and several that we've enjoyed are listed below.
Tower of the Americas - Adult admission tickets are $5 while children and seniors tickets are less. You can't go wrong with that price to get a full view of the whole San Antonio skyline and beyond. Tower of the Americas
San Antonio Riverwalk - Cruising along the Riverwalk is free and tourists can spend the good part of the day enjoying one of San Antonio's most frequented attractions. Hop on a Yanaguana river barge for a narrated tour of the downtown San Antonio River. The price is just $6.50/ticket for adults, $4.50/ticket for seniors and military, and $1.50 per ticket for the kids. San Antonio Riverwalk