San Antonio on a Budget

Low on cash? Get a lot for a little at these San Antonio favorites.

Updated: July 15, 2005

Cheap Eats

Tip Top Cafe

2814 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201

Chris Madrids

1900 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212

Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant

4223 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212

Bill Miller BBQ

101 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Pig Stands Co

1508 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78215

Budget Hotels

Best Western Alamo Suites

1002 S Laredo, San Antonio, TX 78204

A good choice for visitors on a budget, located eight miles from the airport and one from downtown.

Red Roof San Antonio

4403 US Ih-10 E, San Antonio, TX 78219

Red Roof Inn San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk

1011 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

About a half mile away from top attractions, including the Riverwalk, Tower of the Americas and more.

La Quinta Inn San Antonio Market Square

900 Dolorosa, San Antonio, TX 78207

Prime Market Square location, plus a free breakfast buffet.

Cheap Attractions

Witte Museum

3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

The only spot in town that houses a life-size dinosaur; see it for free Tuesdays from 3pm to 8pm when there is no admission fee.


300 Alamo Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205

Relax in the gardens, visit the museum and pay homage to this Texas landmark--for free.

Riverwalk San Antonio

Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

It doesn't cost a thing to stroll along the picturesque riverside.

Mc Nay Art Museum

6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209

Pack a picnic and soak up the scenery, inside and out, without spending a cent.

El Mercado Snack Bar

514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207

Visit this lively market during a festival and catch free mariachi music, dances and more.