Information & Facts
San Antonio weather is characterised by a humid subtropical
climate with cool winters and hot summers. The weather varies
between dry and humid, depending on prevailing winds. Fall and
spring are warm with a fair amount of rainfall. In San Antonio,
July and August are the hottest months and travellers planning on
visiting should brace themselves for extreme temperatures reaching
as high as 95F (35C), while January is the coldest month. The
average coolest month is January with temperatures dropping as low
as 39F (4C).
Welcome to the birthplace of Tex-Mex cuisine. This city on the
cusp of Mexican and Texan cultures has create a wonderful fusion of
spicy Latino influences, hearty Lone Star beef and Germanic
influences. There are plenty of other cuisines available across
hundreds of different restaurants, but it would be a shame to miss
out on the world's finest Tex Mex during your visit to San Antonio.
Explore the central market and look out for the time honoured
chilli ladies. And for breakfast, don't miss the amazing breakfast
tacos made from fresh tortillas with an egg, cheese, fried potato
and chorizo filling. For more details including specific
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A great feature of visiting San Antonio is that the best of the
city can be navigated on foot for free, although in the peak summer
months temperatures can get dangerously hot for pedestrians.
Driving is not recommended as there are numerous one way streets,
congestions and insufficient public parking. Visitors can also get
around town in the charming streetcars, which are authentic
reproductions of the same models that traveled these streets 50
years ago. There are four streetcar routes stopping at all the
major tourist attractions, shopping districts and the Convention
Centre. A one-day pass costs $4.
The River Taxi covers nine main locations along the River
Walk. A one way route ticket costs $4, a 24-hour pass $10 or a
3-day pass $25. The Sightseer Special (Bus #7) runs throughout the
day linking all the main tourist attractions. Metered taxis are
also available throughout the city.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.