United Airlines and Travel Texas are giving away the ULTIMATE Texas Trip, so here is a complete guide on how to discover the one and only San Antonio.

If San Antonio isn’t at the top of your “where will I visit next” list, then it needs to be. With so much to offer, every type of traveller has a reason to visit, whether it be for the rich history, diverse culture or the delicious food.

Firstly, if you’re the type of person who likes to win things (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) then you need to enter what is possibly the easiest competition ever. With only a week left to enter, Y’all don’t want to miss out on the BIGGEST Texas getaway (because everything’s bigger in Texas!)




No training or sales modules required, just tell us 3 things that excite you most about flying to Texas with United Airlines.

Then sit back and wait for a telephone call saying “Congratulations! You’ve just won a trip to Houston and San Antonio”.

In the meantime, however, here are the best ways you can explore the City of San Antonio.

The easiest way to start your Texas adventure is to jump aboard a United Airlines Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft which operates daily between Sydney and Houston. While in the air enjoy the choice of United Airlines Polaris® Business Class, United Economy Plus® and United Economy®.

Keep up to date with everything on the ground with in-flight WiFi and keep your devices charged with a power outlet accessible from every seat. After landing in H-Town, you can get to San Antonio via a short hour’s flight or an easy self-drive.


Once you’ve arrived, learn why San Antonio has earned the nickname “River City” by exploring the 15 miles of urban waterways called the River Walk.

Fun to discover via foot or river barge, you can spend countless hours enjoying unique shops, admiring art installation and treating yourself to the many alfresco dining experiences available.


Speaking of food, S.A.  has recently been named a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. This is only the second time a US city has earned this title, and a first in Texas, it means you and your taste buds will be spoiled for choice.

Mexican, Spanish, German, French, Indigenous American influences cuisine – San Antonio has it all.


Next, you’ll be wanting to work off your breakfasts, lunches and dinners (and maybe a few cheeky desserts) by walking through UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Among these are five 18th-century Spanish Frontier Missions, the oldest and most famous being The Alamo.

Here, you can learn how David Crockett and nearly 200 Texan Defenders held off 2500 Mexican Troops for 13 days in 1836. No trip San Antonio would be complete without “Remembering The Alamo”.


Next head outside the S.A. city limits to Fredericksburg and discover the picturesque Hill Country. Wine tours, beautiful German towns, hiking and biking tours, and wildflower farms, there is something here to please everyone.

Make it a truly authentic Texas experience by taking a visit to Bandera and getting into the Cowboy Culture by attending a rodeo – if you’ve been to one before, don’t miss the opportunity to make a dad joke by saying “This isn’t my first rodeo”.

Prize Inclusions


2 economy round trip tickets from Sydney to Houston and San Antonio, Texas


  • 3 nights stay in Hilton Americas (dates subject to availability)
  • $200 AMEX Gift Card
  • 2 x Houston Brew Passes (1 day)
  • 2 x Houston Museum Passes (3 days)


  • 4 Nights in San Antonio
    • 2 Nights at the Emily Morgan – A DoubleTree by Hilton
    • 2 Nights at the Drury Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel
  • 2 x Explorer Passes from the Leisure Pass Group
  • $100 USD Dining Certificate for Two from River Restaurants (Lone Star Café, Michelino’s or Café Ole)
  • 2 x Passes to Natural Bridge Caverns

So what are you waiting for? Get your entry into the simplest competition going at the moment for your chance to be jetting off with a friend to Houston and San Antonio thanks to United Airlines and Travel Texas.

Now that’s something worth YEE-HAWing about!




How would you like to explore San Antonio, Texas?

Written by Bryce McKeon, a KARRYON contributor