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San Antonio Money-Saving Tips

Breaking convention

San Antonio is beloved by convention organizers. If a romantic vacation is in the cards, ask your reservationist whether any conventions are scheduled before you book – you don’t want to be the only non-Tupperware-sales conventioneers in the hotel.

Muddy waters

If your heart is set on a cruise along the Paseo del Rio, don’t go in January – the river is drained to clear out debris (San Antonio throws a Mudfest to celebrate: www.sanantoniocvb.com).

Flower power

The best of April’s 10-day “defense of the Alamo” celebrations is the Battle of the Flowers. It commemorates 1891’s recreation of the original battle during which ladies in bonnets pelted each other with petals.

Weekend getaway

Visit mid-week or book well ahead for Saturday-Sunday escapes to the city – it’s the most popular weekend getaway spot for Texans so accommodations fill up fast.

Easier rider

Cancel the car rental if you’re staying mostly in the historic downtown area. It’s easier to explore the area on foot or by streetcar or riverboat.

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