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Texas Travel for the Alamo Bowl

Got Husky tickets? Let us help book your San Antonio trip.

By Allison Williams December 5, 2011

The Alamo Dome, where Baylor is going down. Not to be confused with the Alamo, where Davy Crockett went down.

Image courtesy SACVB

It’s Texas time, football fans: The University of Washington Huskies have been invited to the Valero Alamo Bowl on Thursday, December 29. Besides being sponsored by a massive oil refiner, the big game will take place over the San Antonio Alamodome and will include upwards of 65,000 spectators. Here’s what you need to know if you’re going:

•The UW Alumni Association has all-inclusive three-night hotel and air packages starting at $1,764—but that’s without actual game tickets. The flight is a charter on Southwest, though, so you can probably start a cheer during takeoff.

•If you’re flying on your own, you can score a 5% discount on flights to San Antonio or Austin from sponsor American Airlines. Yes, that’s the airline that declared bankruptcy last week, but that shouldn’t be a problem for travelers (or taken as a sign by superstitious football fans).

•The Grand Hyatt San Antonio and Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk both have a $99 special rate for Alamo Bowlgoers, but remember that you may end up next door to Baylor Bears. Rumble at the ice machine!

•For a fancier overnight, try the historic Menger Hotel, opened in 1859 on the site of the first Texas brewery. (Don’t worry, they’ve built more breweries since.) There’s Victorian decor and a row of white rocking chairs on the porch, all the better for chilling you out post-game.

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