Although San Antonio International Airport was not, originally, particularly large or popular, in recent years it has grown to service numerous inbound San Antonio flights and hundreds of outbound flights, including non-stop flights to over thirty destinations in the United States and Mexico. San Antonio's modernization and augmentation project also included the airport's parking areas and terminals, and the addition of new terminals promoted enhanced concessions, additional locker space for travellers, and more traveller information stations. San Antonio Airport now offers a waiting lot, where drivers can park for free while waiting for their passengers to arrive. Free wireless Internet is available in the lot, as well as elsewhere in the airport.
Just as visitors can find dozens of cheap flights to San Antonio with ease, travellers will have no difficulty locating inexpensive means of ground transportation in the city. San Antonio's VIA public transportation system includes over one hundred bus lines, as well as a streetcar service in the downtown area. Although San Antonio is a large city, spread out across a substantial area, VIA transportation makes it possible for tourists to find buses and streetcars to take them to nearly all of San Antonio's most popular attractions. Visitors will have little need for rental cars or taxis.
Despite the appearance of the at times rugged terrain, San Antonio is home to a wealth of sophisticated entertainment experiences and family appropriate adventures in addition to the historic sites for which it is famous. Surprising finds like the Japanese Tea Gardens, a place where visitors can enjoy exquisite floral paintings and lovely goldfish ponds, and the San Antonio Museum of Art, highlight the area's artistic heritage, while outdoor adventure sites like the Natural Bridge Caverns showcase San Antonio's beautiful natural rock formations and gems. Of course, visitors cannot miss seeing the Alamo, the historic site where Davy Crockett and others made a final stand for Texas' independence against the Mexican Army.
From the bargains on airfare to San Antonio to the barbeques, everything is bigger in Texas, and you'll not want to miss out on a moment of fun when it comes to San Antonio's famed shopping, cuisine, and nightlife. For the penultimate San Antonio experience, travellers should make their way to the city's River Walk, which is lined with locally owned shops and phenomenal restaurants. Complemented by a spectacular view of the San Antonio River, the River Walk is an ideal destination for daytime shopping and dining, as well as an interesting nightlife. Elsewhere, dine at the Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse for traditional Texas cuisine influenced by an infusion of Brazilian culinary culture.