San Antonio. A major city in South-central Texas with a rich history and even richer food. With iconic landmarks such as The Alamo and the famous riverside walk, and attractions such as SeaWorld for the little ones, San Antonio is a great choice to pick for anyone wishing to visit Texas.
Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.
- Emergency Services: 911
- Language: English
- Currency: US Dollar
- Country Code: USA
- Travel Visa: ESTA
- Population: 2,320,000
Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;
Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.
- Tipping is an important social convention in the USA. For your waiter, busboy, bellboy, taxi driver, barkeep, doorman and other, tips are their biggest source of income. An appropriate tip is between 15 and 20% for good service.
- The 'Hop on Hop' sightseeing buses are a great way to get around and see some icon attractions. The buses also have free Wi-Fi and a free cancellation process should you no longer want to use your ticket.
For the Emergency services just dial 911 from any phone, for not so serious situations please dial 311.
San Antonio has one major airport, which offers international flights and it’s major rail station, San Antonio Station, is easily accessible as it is in the heart of the city.
San Antonio Safety
What are some top safety tips?
Beware of pickpockets, this is an issue in big tourist cities. Streets can be very busy in tourist areas, also be aware in train, bus and subway stations.
If visiting the river walk late at night and are down there after dark, do your best to stay in the more populated areas. Be careful along the river walk since there are no railings excepts where the restaurants are. Make sure with all valuables are left at the hotel or hidden away when you leave your car.
What is the weather like?
San Antonio is a relatively warm city, with a summer average of 29°C and a winter average of 5°C . In the summer months, the city is very humid – make sure to pack loose, breathable clothing if visiting then.
Where can I keep up with local news?
Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.
San Antonio Highlights
What are some fun things to do?