Best Time to Visit Central Texas
San Antonio, a major hub at Central Texas, is also a top tourist destination. San Antonio is an attractive city, with plenty of festivals, nightlife, entertainment, outdoor activities and cultural options.
Best time to visit & travel San Antonio, Central Texas
When not to go to San Antonio
What to visit in San Antonio
Hotels and flights to San Antonio
Corpus Christi and Mustang Island
Panhandle, Lubbock and Amarillo
South Padre Island
South Texas Beach Resorts
West Texas, El Paso
WHAT TO VISIT IN SAN ANTONIO
San Antonio River Walk is an obligatory and romantic reference in San Antonio's downtown. The several San Antonio missions (the Alamo, in downtown, is the most popular) are another big reference in San Antonio travel offer.
In the cultural side, the Buckhorn Museum, also in downtown, is another obligatory visit. But there are other excellent cultural-travel options in downtown: the San Fernando Cathedral, the Spanish Governors Palace, La Villita (the historic center), or the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Tower of the Americas (in Hemisfair Park).
For music and nightlife the River Walk and La Villita districts are the best options.
For more information on outdoor activities in San Antonio:
Adventure Club San Antonio - Outdoor social club for the San Antonio metropolitan area
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO SAN ANTONIO AND CENTRAL TEXAS
San Antonio is a year-round destination, but Spring and Fall, with their mild temperatures, are the best times to visit the city.
Summer is a bad season for travellers who want to avoid heat and humidity: summers tend to be too hot and too humid, with often violent (though brief) thunderstorms.
Winter isn't usually a bad time to visit San Antonio, but you face the possibility of very low temperatures.
You may also want to take into account the festivals issue - an interesting feature of San Antonio. In that case, see the schedule of the most important festivals:
. San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo: early February (www.sarodeo.com)
. Fiesta de San Antonio (parades, cookouts, music concerts): April, (www.Fiesta-sa.org)
. Tejano Conjunto Festival: country music of central Texas, May (www.guadalupeculturalarts.org)
. Texas Folklife Festival, in June.
WHEN NOT TO GO TO SAN ANTONIO AND CENTRAL TEXAS
Summer is too hot and too humid and Winter regularly has very low temperatures you may want to avoid.
If you also want to avoid the hurricane season, then do not go in the June-October period.
For details on precipitation, temperatures, humidity and other weather variables, see Austin Weather Table.
HOTELS AND FLIGHTS TO SAN ANTONIO, CENTRAL TEXAS
Downtown hotels tend to be luxurious and expensive.
Most inexpensive hotels are in the I-35 and in the Congress Avenue. But B&B might be a a better option. For B&B, try:
Alamo Stree Victoria Inn
A Yellow Rose B&B
Bullish House Inn
San Antonio International Airport, is just a couple of miles out of downtown.