Essentialsin San Antonio
In the course of its rich history, San Antonio went from a Spanish mission, to a Mexican colony, to part of its own country, and finally arrived as the American city it is today. Whew, that was quite a journey. But for the traveler, this means that there are a lot of things to do in San Antonio, attractions to see and events to attend. And Hyatt knows exactly which ones you’d like.
Events in San Antonio
Spread out over approximately 471 square miles, San Antonio is no small town. As a matter of fact, with more than one million people, it's the seventh largest city in the United States. In addition, nearly 26 million people visit San Antonio every year, and it's no wonder, with the weather kindly providing 300 days of sunshine.
History is the first thing that comes to mind when people think of San Antonio, TX. It's due largely to the Alamo, but the city's history goes much deeper than that. The area was occupied by settlers from the Canary Island in 1731. Since then, San Antonio has grown into its own Southwestern metropolis with its own unique neighborhoods, from the upscale Monte Vista Historic District to down-to-earth Pecan Valley. Wherever you go in San Antonio, a car will make it much easier to get around the city. After all, that's why Texans built so many highways.
While San Antonio is described as a laid-back town, that doesn't mean the city doesn’t love festivities. Right outside the Grand Hyatt San Antonio is bustling activity with numerous festivals and events, like Fiesta San Antonio, bringing the city to life. So, whatever you want to do, Hyatt Hotels in San Antonio are there to accommodate you.
San Antonio Current
An alternative source for news, this publication tells you what others won’t.
San Antonio Express-News
This local paper provides news and events, as well as the stuff you need to know.
San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau
No one knows the city better than the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau.
San Antonio Weather
Odds are, it’ll be sunny, but you might as well check anyway.
Getting Around San Antonio
San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
More than seven million passengers come through this airport each year, located eight miles from downtown San Antonio.
San Antonio Airport Shuttles
A cheaper alternative to taking a taxi, airport shuttles cost only $18 to downtown San Antonio.
From the airport to downtown costs about $23. Getting in the cab costs $2, while each additional mile is $2.25. There’s an airport fee of $1. If you take a cab from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., there’s a $1 late-night fee.
If you plan to go outside the downtown San Antonio area, a rental car is your best choice.