SAN ANTONIO – Rudy Bush may just know the secret to saving money on spring break.
"Just keep it simple," Bush said.
He drove to San Antonio from Dallas with his kids for a little family togetherness without breaking the bank. They're bunking with some hospitable friends, so that will help the wallet.
"Our little vacation, we won't spend more than a few hundred dollars," he said.
People from across the state and surrounding areas drive to San Antonio for spring break. While locals don't even have to pay for a gallon of gas to get here, hometown tourists can also save by logging on to a website filled with Alamo City attractions. The website offers discounts on several attractions including 15 percent off a ticket to Natural Bridge Caverns, $20 off a ticket to Fiesta Texas, and $2 to $3 of the price of admission to sites like the San Antonio Zoo, Institute of Texan Cultures, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Briscoe Western Art Museum and Extreme Escape.
And, remember the Alamo, where admission is free.
Ignacio Blanco and his party of seven also drove from Plano to see some Texas history.
"It's a nice opportunity to see what they've been learning about in school," he said.