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San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio: River City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

1. San Antonio: River City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

Explore a hotbed of paranormal phenomenon in San Antonio and find out about the history you never hear about in books. Listen to countless stories of strange and unpleasant happenings from your professional guide. Your tour guide will take you through historic downtown San Antonio to 8–12 different locations around the Old Town area (depending on whether you choose the standard or extended tour). Get a glimpse of the dark underbelly of San Antonio history as each haunted location ratchets up the tension of the tour. During the tour, see several key historic locations and properties around downtown San Antonio and the Old Town area. If you select the Extended Tour route, enjoy an additional 30 minutes of blood-curdling stories to fuel your imaginations and your nightmares.

San Antonio: Ghosts and Dark History Guided Walking Tour

2. San Antonio: Ghosts and Dark History Guided Walking Tour

Discover the dark truth behind top sights in downtown San Antonio on this guided walking tour. Listen to stories about real-life wars, deaths, and murders and hear about the ghosts these events left behind. Meet your guide and head to the Alamo to learn the gruesome details behind one of the most famous battles in history. Next, head to the Menger Hotel which is one of the oldest operating hotels in the South and has boasted guests like Ulysses S. Grant, Oscar Wilde, and Teddy Roosevelt. Find out about the events that took place at the the Emily Morgan hotel which was the city's first sky-scraper and its first hospital. Make your way down Houston Street and listen as your guide fills you in on some of San Antonio's worst killers and natural disasters.  Stop at the Majestic Theatre in the center of San Antonio's Theatre District, which is home to some theatrical stories of the paranormal. Finish your spine-chilling tour at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel which is the venue where one of the most brutal crimes in San Antonio's history took place.

From Austin: San Antonio Day Trip with Alamo and Boat Cruise

3. From Austin: San Antonio Day Trip with Alamo and Boat Cruise

Begin your 7-hour tour of San Antonio, Texas with a complimentary downtown Austin hotel pickup. Your local guide will greet you in the lobby of your hotel and escort you to a fresh & clean Mercedes Metris van, ready to start your journey to San Antonio, Texas. Enjoy a short commute between the two cities and witness iconic Texan points of interest along the way. You will drive through two notable major cities, New Braunfels and then San Marcos and pass by notable points of interest along the way such as the Texas State Capitol, Natural Bridge Caverns, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels, and Congress Avenue Bridge. Your guide will narrate and provide ongoing highlights about the surrounding area along the drive. Upon arriving in San Antonio, you will visit the local cultural icon, The Alamo, where you can stand in the footsteps of heroes from long before. Walk among legends as you enjoy a guided tour that leads you through the courtyard revealing the infamous story of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Get up close and personal with some of the Alamo’s largest weapons and fortifications including the 16 pounder cannon, palisades, and barracks. Be transported to your next location on the tour while learning about fun historic highlights and local insights. Take the opportunity to learn about the local area with a Q & A with your friendly guide. Next stop, the popular San Antonio Spanish Missions where your guide will lead you through Missions San Jose. Witness the the city's stonewalls and granary that give this place its unique character. Take a 190-meter elevator ride to the top of Tower of the Americas to witness the most magnificent panoramic view of the city at the Tower’s Observation Deck. Afterwards, your guide will lead you to the city’s most enchanting experience at the world-renowned 15-mile urban waterway on a relaxing, 35-minute River Walk Boat Cruise. Enjoy the charm of the winding urban river on a silent, electric, and colorful barge while experiencing stunning architecture, lively culture & music. The boat cruise will lead you past multiple points of interest such as the city’s very first neighborhood La Villita, the Old Mill Crossing, and Selena’s Bridge. Finally, your local guide will transport you back to your downtown Austin, Texas Hotel.

San Antonio: 2.5-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

4. San Antonio: 2.5-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn downtown San Antonio into your own personal giant game board. Urban Adventure Quest created an interactive Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt that lets you do just that. On this 2.5-hour San Antonio adventure, you’ll see the city’s sights as you’re guided by your smartphone. Race to be the first to finish the game, or take as much time as you need, solving clues, completing challenges, and learning about local history along the way. The adventure begins deep in the heart of Texas, where there’s a history of courage and sacrifice for freedom. Your Quest starts in the center of San Antonio and takes you back in time to explore the grounds of the Alamo. You’ll then be guided down to the River Walk and through the streets to enjoy the sights and sounds of the modern city. So gather up your troops and defend your right to have fun! Play the game, see the sights, and experience San Antonio in a whole new way. This tour is offered at a fixed group price rather than a per-person, so it’s the perfect city adventure for groups who want to get the best value for money. Points of interest on your quest: Emily Morgan Hotel Alamo River Walk La Villita Courthouse/Main Plaza San Fernando Cathedral

The Ghosts of San Antonio Walking Tour

5. The Ghosts of San Antonio Walking Tour

Experience the spooky side of San Antonio with this Ghosts of San Antonio tour, a ghost-themed tour with over 6 months of preparation and research put into it. Visit San Antonio's haunted spots while learning about the city's scary history. Prepare for a spooky time as you walk to the historically significant, and scary, buildings in the city. Discover the sinister history of ghosts and hauntings in San Antonio, and dive back to the dark days of the old Wild West. Experience a chilling tour that’s great for the whole family.

San Antonio: Ghosts of the Past Guided Walking Tour

6. San Antonio: Ghosts of the Past Guided Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the macabre on this guided walking tour in San Antonio. Be enthralled by dark crime tales from the city's history. Learn about some of the most recent and brutal deaths that occurred at stops along the tour. Meet your guide and begin your walking tour at the most haunted location in San Antonio, the Alamo. Travel back to the beginning of the city's history for some spine-chilling moments. Head over to the Menger Hotel which is one of the oldest hotels in the south. Find out about the events that took place at the the Emily Morgan hotel which is just steps away from tranquil the River Walk. Discover the ghastly story that occurred at on the grounds of the Crockett Hotel, a historic boutique hotel constructed in 1909.  Hear about the spirits that reside at the St. Anthony Hotel and Sheraton Gunter Hotel. Finish your eerie experience at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel.

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What people are saying about San Antonio, Texas

This was a great way to learn some of the history and see lots of sights in this beautiful city. We stopped halfway through for lunch and it was nice to be able to pause the game. Would definitely recommend taking a backpack with water if playing during the summer - it gets really hot!

Directions were easy to follow, and the the historical notes that are part of the experience were fascinating! Intend to do more of these in other cities.

Had an absolute lovely experience! Very fun and very laid back. A lot of cool information I’m going to have to do more research on late!

It’s was a lot of fun and I discovered things the area that I didn’t know was there. I also learned some history. I highly recommend.

What a brilliant day. Hector was a fantastic guide and the whole pace and structure of the day was perfect for us.