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San Antonio, Texas Culinary & nightlife

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San Antonio: Scenic Night Tour and River Walk Cruise

1. San Antonio: Scenic Night Tour and River Walk Cruise

Get to know San Antonio nightlife during this night tour that features one-of-a-kind views of the city skyline illuminated at night from the Tower of the Americas, a relaxing River Walk cruise, and a narrated drive. Begin your night out with your tour guide greeting you directly in the lobby of your hotel in San Antonio or Austin before heading out to the first stop of your night tour. First, take your view of San Antonio to new heights. Get whisked away up 190 m (623 ft) and marvel at magical views of the illuminated city skyline from the Tower of the Americas Observation Deck, the tallest observation tower in Texas. Once your feet are back on the ground, embark on an enchanting nighttime river cruise, passing multiple points of interest such as the historical Old Mill Crossing and La Villiata, the city’s first neighborhood. After your cruise, go on a drive with your tour guide to explore San Antonio’s cultivating nightlife. Experience an immersive 45-minute narrated drive through the illuminated streets to learn more about the city’s history and culture, pointing out multiple points of interest. Once your tour is complete, enjoy a safe return transfer back to your downtown hotel or arranged drop-off destination, where you can relax after your exciting night out.

San Antonio: Saturday Night Rodeo General Admission Ticket

2. San Antonio: Saturday Night Rodeo General Admission Ticket

Upon arrival, you will be directed onto the rodeo grounds for a true Texas experience, where you can enjoy delicious Texas BBQ while sipping a cold drink, all the while taking in some good ol' country music. Roam around the Western-themed grounds where you'll find vendors selling cowboy hats, leather goods, jewelry, and more. If an adrenaline rush is what you're after, the mechanical bull lets you put your bull-riding skills to the test. Try your best to hang on for 8 seconds. A life-size, stuffed bucking bull makes for perfect photo opportunities during your visit. After all the food and fun, make your way into the covered arena for a professional rodeo, including an opening ceremony, horse-drawn chuck wagon and longhorn cattle entrance, award-winning drill team, a presentation of the flags, bull riding, team-roping and barrel-racing speed events, mutton busting and calf scrambling for the kids, and much more. Following the rodeo, guests can boot-scoot in the covered pavilion to a live country and western band who will play for hours.

Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour with Hotel Pickup

3. Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour with Hotel Pickup

Embark on a full-day tour from select Downtown San Antonio or Downtown Austin hotels through the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country. Visit the former home of U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson, also known as LBJ Ranch, explore Fredericksburg, stop by Luckenbach, and end your day at a Texas winery. After pickup at your hotel in San Antonio or Austin, head out of the city toward the famous Texas Hill Country. Make your first stop in Johnson City to visit the home where President Lyndon B. Johnson spent his younger years. Continue on to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and have time to explore LBJ Ranch, also known as the "Texas White House." Be sure to stop by the hangar to see LBJ's plane, and view the many exhibitions on site. From there, head down to the charming town of Fredericksburg, a historic German town. While there, have time to shop at boutique stores and enjoy lunch in the square. Be sure to make time to taste some wine at one of the many wine tasting rooms throughout the town, and check out the fascinating exhibits at the National Museum of the Pacific War. This portion of the tour is flexible and you will have time to explore at your own pace. Afterward, experience the magic and music of Luckenbach, Texas, "where everybody's somebody." Step back in time in this tiny Hill Country Town that was established as a trading post in 1849, making it one of the oldest settlements in Texas. Kick back, relax, and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a town known for exuding the Texas state of mind. Enjoy some good ol' country music before heading back to the city. Finally, end your day traveling through Texas vineyards. Learn about the development of the Texas wine industry and even visit one of the area's award-winning local wineries. Tastings are optional and will be an additional fee. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel in either Downtown Austin or Downtown San Antonio.

San Antonio: Guided Haunted Pub Crawl

4. San Antonio: Guided Haunted Pub Crawl

Discover the most haunted sights of San Antonio on this guided pub crawl. Hear chilling stories about the ghosts that linger in San Antonio, visit haunted pubs, and calm your nerves with some delicious drinks along the way. Begin your haunted pub crawl with a stop at one of Texas' most haunted hotels: the Menger Hotel. While you enjoy a drink in the bar, hear about the hotel's many ghosts. From Teddy Roosevelt to the Victorian maid Sallie White, the Menger Hotel is full of otherworldly guests. After you've finished your drink at the Menger, follow your guide to the iconic Alamo. After the famous battle, many fallen soldiers remained in ghost form. Hear the stories of these brave men from just outside the Alamo. Head to Oro at the Emily Morgan Hotel, where you can hear about the mysterious orbs, midnight phone calls, and disappearing hospital carts while sipping on a drink. Meander to the Maverick Whiskey Distillery, where you can hear chilling tales of the ghosts from this antique building's long history as a firehouse and a bank. End your haunted pub crawl at the Haunt Bar at St. Anthony Hotel. Choose a drink, sit back, and listen to your guide's stories about the area. Hear the local folklore, learn more about the ghosts you might encounter during your stay in San Antonio, and relax with your new pub crawl friends.

San Antonio: City Sightseeing Van Tour

5. San Antonio: City Sightseeing Van Tour

See all the highlights that San Antonio has to offer, gaining a thorough knowledge of the city’s history and culture on this city tour, offered as a half day or full day tour! After convenient hotel pickup in the downtown area, you’ll be off and running. See the best of San Antonio's unique downtown architecture as you drive through the Museum district. Check out St. Paul Square and see the Alamo Dome as you pass the Rivercenter Mall. You'll also see iconic sites like the the JFK Parade Route on the day before his assassination and the stunning San Fernando Cathedral.  The morning tour option includes going such sights as the Main Plaza to see the beautiful Plaza de Armas, City Hall, and the Tobin Performing Arts Center before making your way to El Mercado — the oldest and largest Mexican market in the United States. Enjoy lunch with the group (at your own expense) and learn a bit about Hispanic culture and its influence on San Antonio before heading out to the second half of your tour. For the afternoon tour, you'll be able to check out the San Antonio River locks, visit the Pearl Brewery Redevelopment district, and see Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Museum of Art. Also, drive by the San Antonio Botanical Garden, McNay Art Museum, and the San Antonio Zoo. Another stop will be made at the Japanese Tea Garden, where you can explore at your leisure. End your day in the Mission Reach, known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Mission Concepcion where you have the opportunity to snap a photo of this iconic cathedral. Afterward, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel, having seen most all of what San Antonio has to offer.

San Antonio: Historic Downtown Food and Culture Walking Tour

6. San Antonio: Historic Downtown Food and Culture Walking Tour

Discover San Antonio on a guided walking tour that explores the city's food culture. Visit some of the most historic sites in the state of Texas, learn about Tex-Mex food culture, and sample a number of tasty treats as you stroll through Downtown and along the Riverwalk. To ensure that you get the most out of this experience, this tour is designed on a pay-as-you-go basis. That means, at the start of the tour, you'll pay $30 in cash directly to your guide to cover the cost of all the tastings. They'll take care of the rest, paying for the whole group at each stop to make sure everyone gets the best value for their money in the form of Texas-sized servings. Meet your guide and set out to explore San Antonio's history and food culture. Start at the Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission and fortress, and hear about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo from your guide. Next, head to a bakery to sample a pan dulce, a traditional Mexican pastry. From here, continue your tour, passing by one of the oldest active cathedrals in the country, the San Fernando Cathedral. Time for another snack as you visit the bar that boasts the longest wooden bar top in the state, stretching a total of 109 feet. Savor some Texas brisket fries or boursin grilled cheese before continuing your walking tour. Join your guide on a scenic stroll along the pedestrian-only San Antonio River Walk, learning more about the history of the area as you walk towards the Menger Hotel. Find out more about this brewery-turned-hotel, from its history to the ghosts that haunt it. Here, you'll also get the chance to taste barbacoa tacos and big red, a popular duo among San Antonio natives. End your food tour on a sweet note as you head to the famous Colonial Room restaurant to sample the ice cream that Bill Clinton once called "one of the great treasures in American life."

San Antonio: Texas Ranger Museum and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass

7. San Antonio: Texas Ranger Museum and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass

Make the most of your trip to San Antonio with this combined sightseeing ticket, which includes admission to the Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, and a ride of the city’s hop-on hop-off bus. Start your day at the fascinating Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum where you can learn everything there is to know about life in Texas. Explore the museum’s one-of-a-kind animal exhibits and historical saloon, then practice your shooting skills at the Toepperwein Shooting Gallery. You can also marvel at the museum’s extraordinary taxidermy collection, which features hundreds of unique animal species from around the world. Then learn about Texas’ impressive military history as you admire an array of ranger artifacts including revolvers, automatic handguns, shotguns, badges, photographs, and more. After your trip to the museum, spend the rest of the day on the city’s hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, and enjoy a 1-hour narrated tour on the top of a double-decker bus. See the very best that San Antonio has to offer as you explore 19 of the city’s most iconic sights and landmarks, including the Alamo and the Pearl Brewery. Other stops along the way include Veterans Memorial Park, Tobin Centre, Travis Park, San Fernando Cathedral, Market Square, Southtown, King William Historic District, and much more. With your pass, you can also jump aboard a city boat cruise along the iconic River Walk. Enjoy a 40-minute boat tour of the city, admiring the sights from a different perspective, and learn about the history and culture of San Antonio.

The Escape Game San Antonio

8. The Escape Game San Antonio

Solve puzzles and test your intuition at a live escape room adventure in San Antonio. Choose between five immersive escape rooms and work as a team to complete your mission. Decide on a challenge to tackle with your team. You may find yourself as a spy sent to recover a stolen painting or a falsely accused prisoner determined to break out of jail. Learn the rules of your adventure with the help of a game guide once you arrive. Work together with your team to find clues and solve puzzles within a series of elaborately designed rooms. After emerging victorious, celebrate with a bite to eat at one of the nearby restaurants at The Rim. Choose your escape adventure: PRISON BREAK: Your team will be split into two different prison cells and must work together to get out of a 1950s-style prison. A successful escape will include a sneaky trip to the warden’s office. An unsuccessful escape will land you in prison forever. THE DEPTHS: The brilliant researcher, Dr. Humphreys, has gone missing and there have been rumors of mysterious experiments since his disappearance. It’s up to you to find the underwater lab, decipher Humphreys’ research, and discover what he’s been hiding. SPECIAL OPS: MYSTERIOUS MARKET: Your routine browsing of a spice market leads to an unexpected discovery… Now you’re left to combat an international crisis that threatens the state of the world as we know it. How deep does this conspiracy go? PLAYGROUND: Your game will start in a classroom where you’ll have to finish all of your assignments before the end of the day, or you can forget about summer break. And these assignments are unlike anything you actually encountered in school. GOLD RUSH: The 1800s California gold rush was a time when just about anyone could get lucky with a fortune. No one knew this better than your recently deceased relative, Clyde Hamilton. Though he’s since passed, the prospector left behind quite a pretty penny in gold. As his surviving next of kin, he’s offered you a chance to claim the gold fortune as an inheritance for yourself…if you can find it!

San Antonio: Market Square Tex-Mex Food and Shopping Tour

9. San Antonio: Market Square Tex-Mex Food and Shopping Tour

Texas food culture meets Mexican food culture here in a way not found elsewhere, and the result is spectacular. If you love the unique blend of brisket, pork, and chicken flavored with cumin and Mexican spices served in a festive atmosphere, you’ve come to the right place! Experience the best Tex-Mex in San Antonio in the place where Tex-Mex was invented. Listen to authentic mariachi music at Mi Tierra Cafe and eat at La Margarita, birthplace of the fajita! Learn the story of the Chili Queens and the birth of Chili con Carne! Shop the largest Mexican market in the United States with over 30 vendors Our unique pay-as-you-go model lets you enjoy more of what you want for less money, a better value than comparable food tours. Simply hand the guide $30 cash on your arrival, and the guide will take care of the rest. They’ll pay for the entire group at each stop, minimizing wait time. Paying cash makes it easy for each restaurant to offer more food guaranteeing Texas-sized servings.

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We had this leisurely walk through the town of San Antonio and ate some very good food. Stopped at four establishments. First one was the bakery on Houston streetand we had sweet bread. And we went to a bar had brisket fries amazing. Last stop was at menger next to the Alamo where we had a taco and Fabulous fabulous mango ice cream with mango purée. So good!!! Leisurely stroll through the street with a lot of great information. Fun day!!!

Our guide was fantastic. We got up the tower quickly, had a nice your of the Pearl area, saw the light show at the cathedral which was awesome, did a quick tour of the Alamo area at night, and had a fun water tour of the riverwalk. Excellent time and service!

4 great points of interest in 1 trip- well worth it. also- stay for the light show

It was an excellent experience, awesome view, excellent service and great food.

We had a great time touring San Antonio. It’s a beautiful historic town.