Explore the best of San Antonio with cheap flights from Raleigh

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No travel bucket list would be complete without San Antonio, Texas. From the iconic history of the Alamo, to amusement parks, SeaWorld and the San Antonio Aquarium and Zoo, the city has plenty of attractions for the whole family. The downtown area's River Walk is full of shops, bars and restaurants, with plenty of nearby theaters, Texas's first modern art museum and numerous universities.

It's more doable than you think. According to travel site Skyscanner, there are plenty of flights from Raleigh to San Antonio in the next few months, and the prices aren't too shabby.

So if you're looking for a change of scenery, here are some deals to put on your to-do list.

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Flight deals to San Antonio

The cheapest flights between Raleigh and San Antonio are if you leave on Feb. 13 and return from Texas on Feb. 17. American Airlines currently has tickets for $192, roundtrip.

American Airlines also has tickets at that price point in March. If you fly out of Raleigh on March 11 and return from San Antonio on March 14, American Airlines can get you there and back for $192 roundtrip.

Top San Antonio hotels

To plan your stay, here are some of San Antonio's top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.

The Hotel Havana (1015 Navarro St.)
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For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Hotel Havana, which has a 4.7-star rating on Skyscanner. Rooms are currently available for $105. It's located close to the San Antonio Central Library, the River Walk and the Alamo.

"This hipster boutique palace is covered in oak and accentuated with bright popping colors. The details are exquisite," wrote reviewer Isis.

The Grand Hyatt San Antonio (600 E. Market St.)

There's also the 4.8-star rated The Grand Hyatt San Antonio, which has rooms for $119/night.

"A beautiful new hotel in downtown," wrote visitor Tyson. "Their amenities are wonderful and the rooms modern and spacious."

The Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio (205 E. Houston St.)

If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay, there's The Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio. The 4.6-star hotel has rooms for $98/night. Nearby attractions include the San Antonio Majestic Theater and River Walk.

Featured San Antonio food and drink

If you're looking to snag a bite at one of San Antonio's many quality eateries, here are a few popular culinary destinations from Skyscanner's listings that will help keep you satiated.

Bakery Lorraine (306 Pearl Parkway, #110)
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One of San Antonio's most popular spots for treats is Bakery Lorraine, which has an average of five stars out of 12 reviews on Skyscanner.

"Located in the Pearl," wrote visitor Margaret. "Scrumptious in every way -- truly authentic French patisserie. ... Quiche, croissants, pain au chocolat, eclairs, delicious salads and sandwiches to boot. Must leave room for one of their magical macarons!"

Tiago's Cabo Grille (8403 State Highway151, #101)
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Another popular dining destination is Tiago's Cabo Grille, with five stars from eight reviews.

Magnolia Pancake Haus (606 Embassy Oaks)
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Also worth considering is Magnolia Pancake Haus, which is one of San Antonio's favorite spots for breakfast.

"The buttermilk pancakes melt in your mouth -- you won't be disappointed," wrote Alexis.

Featured local attractions

To round out your trip, San Antonio offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are a couple of top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.

The San Antonio River Walk (849 E. Commerce St.)
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First up is The San Antonio River Walk, which offers a variety of attractions and was once hailed as "the American Venice." Much more than a typical walkway, this Texas attraction has the best dining, attractions and entertainment around.

The Shops at La Cantera (15900 La Cantera Parkway)
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Then, there's The Shops at La Cantera.

"The newest luxury shopping center in the city, there is something here for everyone. There are a great variety of restaurants here as well," wrote reviewer Tyson.
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