San Antonio Transport
A great feature of visiting San Antonio is that the best of the city can be navigated on foot for free, although in summer months temperatures can get dangerously hot for pedestrians. Driving is not recommended as there are numerous one way streets, congestion is common, and there is insufficient public parking. Visitors can also get around downtown in the charming streetcars, which are authentic reproductions of the same models that travelled these streets 50 years ago. There are three streetcar routes stopping at major tourist attractions, shopping districts and the Convention Center downtown. A single fare costs around $1.30, and a day pass costs $4. The VIA Metropolitan Transit that operates the streetcars also services the city with extensive bus routes and even a free sightseeing bus for tourists which covers most of the main attractions downtown, running from 6am to midnight, Tuesday to Thursday. Metered taxis are also available in the city.
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