Are you flying into San Antonio International Airport? The perfect way to immediately start exploring all that this city has to offer is by hiring a car. With the freedom that a vehicle provides, you have the chance to really explore all of San Antonio’s missions and cathedrals, as well as make the most out of surrounding towns and attractions at your own leisure.
The Texan city’s most famous attraction is without a doubt the Alamo. The mission pays respect to those who lost their lives in the Texan fight for independence and is a vital place to better understand state’s history. On top of that, the Alamo gardens are lovely and provide you with a dose of tranquility. A cathedral you cannot miss lies just a short drive away. San Fernando Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in all of Texas as parts of it date back to 1738.
A lot of San Antonio’s charm is definitely found in its history, but its beauty is contained within the River Walk. This natural river is a focal point of the city, with many tantalizing restaurants and bustling bars sprinkled along the shores. The best way to experience the River Walk is by taking a boat cruise and enjoying the city from the water. Should you still fancy some serenity afterwards, take a stroll around the trails of Brackenridge Park, where you can find a Japanese Tea Garden as well as numerous hiking trails.
Back in the city, be sure not to miss soaring to the top of the Tower of the Americas, which offers stunning panoramic views over the city. Open until 10PM, the vistas from the top are equally as stunning day or night and make for gorgeous photo opportunities. In case ridiculous snapshots are more your thing, be sure to take a snap of the world’s largest cowboy boots.
Having your hire car means that you will be able to explore many different areas of the city that are not always possible to experience on foot. Do not miss the largest Mexican market in the US, found at Historic Market Square. Alternatively, you can drive around the King William District, which is home to gorgeous old buildings and delicious restaurants, or take a trip to the less-explored town of Fredericksburg. The latter is a German influenced area just outside of the city.
If all of these activities have made you hungry, you will be pleased to know that San Antonio is a foodie’s heaven. Whether you desire Mexican food, traditional southern food truck fare, or boozy adult ice cream, you will be sure to find your food match in San Antonio. What better way is there to finish off a perfect stay in this southern city?
We at Orbitz can offer you the best rates for your San Antonio car rental since we provide quotes for all budgets and needs. Whether you desire a small car for just the two of you or a large family vehicle, you can be sure that a car rental with us will enable you to make the most of San Antonio in the most cost-efficient way possible.