San Antonio, Texas

Tucked along the San Antonio River, Hotel Emma is a AAA Five-Diamond hotel housed within a former 19th-century brewhouse. From its perch within the Pearl District, you’ll be walking distance to upscale eateries and some of the city’s best shopping.

Farther out in Texas Hill Country, where the landscape rolls languidly and wineries abound, La Cantera Resort & Spa offers a reprieve from city life. Its spa, perched atop one of the highest points in San Antonio, is a must-try during your stay.

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The Home of the Alamo

San Antonio’s main thoroughfare isn’t a road—it’s the River Walk, a charming, pedestrian-friendly way to explore the city’s main attractions, including the San Antonio Museum of Art, Tex-Mex restaurants, the open-air Arneson River Theatre, and the 300-year-old Spanish mission known as the Alamo. The famous 1836 battle between Mexican troops and Texan settlers is remembered by thousands of visitors who tour the battlegrounds and peruse museum exhibits free of charge. If you’re looking to escape the bustle of the city, the nearby Texas Hill Country offers tubing on a river in New Braunfels or explore quaint Fredericksburg, known for its German heritage.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested airport
    San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
  • Population
    1.508 million
  • Average temperature
    94°F in summer; 69°F in winter
  • Car recommended?
    Yes
  • Peak season
    Summer

Destination Highlights


  • La Villita

    Spanish for “little village,” La Villita is San Antonio’s oldest neighborhood, settled nearly 300 years ago. Browse stalls of handmade wool blankets, turquoise jewelry, copper wares, and folk art made by local artisans.

  • King William Historic District

    This 25-block area south of the San Antonio River is home to elegant and expansive 19th-century homes, first built by the city’s German immigrants. Take a stroll to admire the Victorian and Greek Revival-style architecture.

  • The Pearl

    San Antonio’s hottest new neighborhood is Pearl, named after the area’s 19th- and 20th-century fixture, The Pearl Brewing Company. The recently revitalized 16-block area encompasses farm-to-table restaurants, bars, and boutiques.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your San Antonio Vacation

    San Antonio is a perfect winter escape: From November through March, average highs range from 62 to 74°F. Summer is hot and humid, with July and August highs regularly reaching the upper 90s. Summer rains provide a brief reprieve from the heat.

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Map of San Antonio, Texas

Google Maps satellite images are not always up-to-date, especially in non-U.S. destinations. Some Inspirato accommodations are located in developments built after images were last updated. Our pin placements represent our best location estimates, but actual locations may vary.

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