Unique things to do in San Antonio
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Unique things to do in San Antonio

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Activities near top attractions

The Alamo879 locals recommend
San Antonio River Walk804 locals recommend
Pearl Brewery527 locals recommend
Tower of the Americas374 locals recommend
Historic Market Square188 locals recommend
Shops at Rivercenter159 locals recommend

Things to do near Downtown San Antonio

Kayak the Riverwalk
Come float among the trees with us. Experience great views of downtown neighborhoods and come back with a San Antonio memory most don't have. The San Antonio Paddling trail winds through the middle of a downtown neighborhood and is calm and tranquil making it a perfect paddle for beginners and families. We will provide kayaks, all the equipment you need and join you as you float through one of the oldest and most historic areas of the city. You'll experience a quiet stretch of the San Antonio Riverwalk that most don't see.
Historic Downtown San Antonio Food and Culture Tour
On this immersive San Antonio walking tour, you’ll visit some of the most historic sites in the state of Texas. There’s no better way to learn about Texas and Tex-Mex food and culture than sampling the creations of local chefs as you stroll through downtown and the riverwalk. See the famous Alamo Mission, learn about historic (and haunted) hotels. Meanwhile, you’ll dig into some of the best local cuisine. This includes Texas barbecue, of course, and plenty of Tex-Mex, like barbacoa tacos and big red (a popular duo among San Antonio natives — they even have an entire festival dedicated to the two). You’ll also get to sample the ice cream Bill Clinton called “one of the great treasures in American life.” And you’ll see the state’s longest wooden bar top, stretching 109 feet. That’s all while learning about the rich and vibrant history of San Antonio. 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 $35 cash on your arrival, and the guide will take care of the rest. They’ll pay for the entire group at each of our four stops, minimizing wait time. Paying cash also makes it easy for each restaurant to offer more food so you’re guaranteed Texas-sized servings. You’ll never forget the Alamo City after this deep-dive nto food and culture.
Texas Ghost Tour
We will take a walk through downtown San Antonio to 5 of our most famous locations. I will share about the history of each building, the deaths that occurred there, and the ghosts that are now haunting each of these locations. This is a ghost tour/true crime/history tour that is sure to peak your curiosity into the dark past of one of America's most haunted cities. ***We do not provide private tours through AirBnb, please do not select a private option and expect it to be upheld. If you would like a private tour, message me directly.***
Alamo City Walking Tours
From the first step on our walking adventure, I will share fascinating details about the history, culture, architecture, wildlife and celebrities of San Antonio. Hear some hard-to-believe history in a fun and down-to-earth manner, including the back story of the San Antonio Riverwalk, the hotel that was towed through the streets of the city, and another hotel that had its rooms lifted up one at a time and stacked on top of each other. Find out what happened during the siege and battle of the Alamo in 1836, there's the quaint Arneson River Theater, the Tower of the Americas, the most haunted hotel in San Antonio built in 1859, San Fernando Cathedral and romantic Marriage Island, where over 300 couples tie the knot annually. You might hear some famous San Antonio ghost stories along the way ! Take your photograph on the famous Selina Bridge. Hear how Johnny Cash, Rudolph Valentino, Carol Burnett, Babe Ruth, Sandra Bullock, Roy Rogers, Phil Collins, Maya Angelou, Joan Crawford, Davy Crockett, ET, and Queen Elizabeth II are all connected to the Alamo City. These are the memories of San Antonio and the perfect way to begin your visit here. I will leave you with amazing stories to share about this captivating and beautiful city, it's unique sites, and it's rich culture....PLUS...it's a great way to get in your "steps" on this 3 hour tour. Put on your "walking shoes" and let's go !
San Antonio E-Bike Mural Ride-Discover Street Art & Gems
Explore the vibrant and colorful street art of San Antonio, Texas with Mural Ride Bike Tours. Our ebike tours take you on a journey through the city's many different neighborhoods, each with its own unique style of street art. Starting in the trendy Pearl District, we'll see a mix of contemporary and historic murals before making our way downtown to explore the murals created by the San Antonio Street Art Initiative and Centro San Antonio's Art Everywhere project. Finally, we'll head to Hopscotch San Antonio, a popular spot for Instaworthy murals. Our tours aren't just about seeing murals - we also give you a behind-the-scenes look at the artists and their creative process. Many of the murals we visit are the result of collaborations between local artists, businesses, and community organizations, and we'll tell you the stories behind each one. In addition to our regular tours, we offer private tours for groups of 10 or more. These tours can be customized to fit your interests and schedule, making them perfect for team-building activities or special occasions. Our tours are suitable for all fitness levels, and we provide ebikes and helmets for all guests. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Don't miss out on this fun and unique way to explore San Antonio's street art scene. Book a tour with Mural Ride Bike Tours today!

Things to do near Hill Country

Private River Walk San Antonio Photo Session
I’m welcoming you to the most picturesque and unusual destination in San Antonio. I will introduce you to how to feel and understand this unusual place. Experience and feel its power and energy. I help you to save this moment forever. While you are enjoying the view I try to capture it with my camera. Through the years of the experience I created my own style. I know how to work with such a big monument so your image will be just perfect. During the photoshoot I will show and tell you the stories and secrets of this place locals know. Kids will enjoy this too. We will deliver 40.50 high quality edited photos, within 5 to 10 days after the session. $150 includes 2 people max. A private group rate $300 max. 10 persons.
Coffee flight tasting 'A trip in every sip'
A trip in every sip • coffee flight tasting experience agenda: ✓Cafe de Olla history ✓Meet the spices ✓Cafe de Olla types overview ✓Meet piloncillo ✓Preparation in different brewing methods (hands on) ✓Cafe de Olla Tasting Flight (all the variations) You'll get something else to remember: Olla express souvenir: ✓oe Keychain ✓olla express sticker Other things to note No need to have previous coffee knowledge
Scenic San Antonio Night Tour with River Cruise
Your night out will begin with your tour guide greeting you directly in the lobby of your downtown hotel before heading out to your first stop on our exciting night tour of San Antonio - The River City. The first stop will take your view of San Antonio to new heights. Marvel at the stunning city skyline illuminated, at the Tower of the Americas Observation Deck, the tallest observation tower in Texas. Here you will be whisked away, up 190 m (623 ft) to witness a spectacular view of the city illuminated at night - a magical view of the River City. Once your feet are back on the ground, your tour guide will take you to an enchanting River Night Cruise, passing multiple points of interest such as the historical marker Old Mill Crossing, the city’s first neighbourhood - La Villiata, among others - all illuminated at night. After your relaxing, nighttime River Cruise your tour guide will take you on a nighttime drive to explore San Antonio’s cultivating nightlife. To conclude the tour, experience an immersive 45-minute narrated drive through the illuminated streets of San Antonio to learn more about the city’s history and culture, pointing out multiple points of interest. After your tour, your guide will safely take you back to your downtown hotel, or arranged destination where you can relax after your exciting night out.
Fresh Food Elevated in San Antonio with Chef
Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of San Antonio without leaving your own dining room! I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and San Antonio's local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore San Antonio's dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! When it comes to my culinary POV, I cannot pick just one global cuisine. I choose to cook ALL regions. However, I do believe that food is fuel. I cook to feed our souls AND nourish our bodies. To have a closer look at my menus, send me a direct message and I will send them your way! Please note that to book an experience there is a minimum of 2 guests required.
San Antonio Street Art Tour
We are going to explore St. Mary's street murals! San Antonio is a city filled with street arts, diversity of cultures and good vibes. St. Mary's street draws plenty of foot traffic to its vibrant stretch of hip bars, trendy clubs and San Antonio-original eateries. And of course, it has many amazing murals that are worth to visit. We will walk and make stops at each mural and take awesome photos of you with an instant Polaroid camera so you will have nice photos in San Antonio for your instagram feeds and to take home as a souvenir. I will provide you with 5 instant photos total to take with you and within 24 hours after the experience I will send you other digital photos taken with the camera. Other things to note Please message me if you want to book a day or time that is not available on the calendar. I will see if I can make it work. Also, please message me if you have any questions or concerns.

All activities near San Antonio

Kayak the Riverwalk
Come float among the trees with us. Experience great views of downtown neighborhoods and come back with a San Antonio memory most don't have. The San Antonio Paddling trail winds through the middle of a downtown neighborhood and is calm and tranquil making it a perfect paddle for beginners and families. We will provide kayaks, all the equipment you need and join you as you float through one of the oldest and most historic areas of the city. You'll experience a quiet stretch of the San Antonio Riverwalk that most don't see.
Historic Downtown San Antonio Food and Culture Tour
On this immersive San Antonio walking tour, you’ll visit some of the most historic sites in the state of Texas. There’s no better way to learn about Texas and Tex-Mex food and culture than sampling the creations of local chefs as you stroll through downtown and the riverwalk. See the famous Alamo Mission, learn about historic (and haunted) hotels. Meanwhile, you’ll dig into some of the best local cuisine. This includes Texas barbecue, of course, and plenty of Tex-Mex, like barbacoa tacos and big red (a popular duo among San Antonio natives — they even have an entire festival dedicated to the two). You’ll also get to sample the ice cream Bill Clinton called “one of the great treasures in American life.” And you’ll see the state’s longest wooden bar top, stretching 109 feet. That’s all while learning about the rich and vibrant history of San Antonio. 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 $35 cash on your arrival, and the guide will take care of the rest. They’ll pay for the entire group at each of our four stops, minimizing wait time. Paying cash also makes it easy for each restaurant to offer more food so you’re guaranteed Texas-sized servings. You’ll never forget the Alamo City after this deep-dive nto food and culture.
Texas Ghost Tour
We will take a walk through downtown San Antonio to 5 of our most famous locations. I will share about the history of each building, the deaths that occurred there, and the ghosts that are now haunting each of these locations. This is a ghost tour/true crime/history tour that is sure to peak your curiosity into the dark past of one of America's most haunted cities. ***We do not provide private tours through AirBnb, please do not select a private option and expect it to be upheld. If you would like a private tour, message me directly.***
Boozy Tubing in Austin Area's Spring Water
Are you planning a fun and unique experience for your bachelor/bachelorette party or large group, or are you a single traveler looking to meet some friends while visiting Austin? Look no further! Join us at Cosmic Coffee and Biergarten (121 Pickle Road) where we will kick off the festivities and then take a short 25-minute drive to San Marcos, home of the crystal clear, spring-fed waters of the San Marcos River. Unlike the murky waters of the Colorado River in Austin, the San Marcos River is a refreshing oasis where you can enjoy a lazy tube ride down the river for 2.5-3.5 hours (depending on your preferred timeline). There will be plenty of time to soak up the sun, enjoy local wildlife, and, of course, have a little party on the water. BYOB, so bring along your favorite beers and seltzers (NO GLASS CONTAINERS, please!), and leave the rest up to us. We'll have a small cooler for everyone to share. Whether you're planning a bachelor/bachelorette party or team-building event, this is a great activity for all. Private bookings are available, just ask us for details! Don't miss out on the fun! If the trip is sold out, reach out to us to see if we can fit you in. And remember, you will get wet, so be sure you're comfortable swimming. All you need to bring is your sense of adventure and a desire to have a good time - we'll take care of the rest, including transportation.
Alamo City Walking Tours
From the first step on our walking adventure, I will share fascinating details about the history, culture, architecture, wildlife and celebrities of San Antonio. Hear some hard-to-believe history in a fun and down-to-earth manner, including the back story of the San Antonio Riverwalk, the hotel that was towed through the streets of the city, and another hotel that had its rooms lifted up one at a time and stacked on top of each other. Find out what happened during the siege and battle of the Alamo in 1836, there's the quaint Arneson River Theater, the Tower of the Americas, the most haunted hotel in San Antonio built in 1859, San Fernando Cathedral and romantic Marriage Island, where over 300 couples tie the knot annually. You might hear some famous San Antonio ghost stories along the way ! Take your photograph on the famous Selina Bridge. Hear how Johnny Cash, Rudolph Valentino, Carol Burnett, Babe Ruth, Sandra Bullock, Roy Rogers, Phil Collins, Maya Angelou, Joan Crawford, Davy Crockett, ET, and Queen Elizabeth II are all connected to the Alamo City. These are the memories of San Antonio and the perfect way to begin your visit here. I will leave you with amazing stories to share about this captivating and beautiful city, it's unique sites, and it's rich culture....PLUS...it's a great way to get in your "steps" on this 3 hour tour. Put on your "walking shoes" and let's go !
Explore the Hill Country on Horseback Near Canyon Lake
At Southern Trails you will enjoy a genuine Texas experience! There's no better way to explore the Hill Country than on horseback. Misti and I will take you on a scenic, guided horseback ride, show you the reins, and ensure you have a fun experience. First, we will pair you with one of our highly trained and lovable horses! (Dolly, Sunny, Applejack, Howdy and Comanche) Next, we will have a brief lesson where you will learn to stop, turn and ride the proper way on the trails. Lastly, we will ride through one of the most beautiful stretches of “The Devil’s Backbone.” This limestone ridge is famous for it’s mountainous views and winding roads. You will ride up hills, down hills, near ponds and creeks, as well as take in the most unique and breathtaking views in all of Texas! We will stop to take a couple pictures along the way! If you have younger children please call and ask about "Little Dude Ride." It is perfect for kids and families that aren’t quite ready for the hour trail ride. We want everyone to be able to have an awesome horseback riding experience. Other things to note Once you have booked we will send you an email with gate code, instructions and address. If you would like to tip please use cash to do so! Thanks!
San Antonio E-Bike Mural Ride-Discover Street Art & Gems
Explore the vibrant and colorful street art of San Antonio, Texas with Mural Ride Bike Tours. Our ebike tours take you on a journey through the city's many different neighborhoods, each with its own unique style of street art. Starting in the trendy Pearl District, we'll see a mix of contemporary and historic murals before making our way downtown to explore the murals created by the San Antonio Street Art Initiative and Centro San Antonio's Art Everywhere project. Finally, we'll head to Hopscotch San Antonio, a popular spot for Instaworthy murals. Our tours aren't just about seeing murals - we also give you a behind-the-scenes look at the artists and their creative process. Many of the murals we visit are the result of collaborations between local artists, businesses, and community organizations, and we'll tell you the stories behind each one. In addition to our regular tours, we offer private tours for groups of 10 or more. These tours can be customized to fit your interests and schedule, making them perfect for team-building activities or special occasions. Our tours are suitable for all fitness levels, and we provide ebikes and helmets for all guests. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Don't miss out on this fun and unique way to explore San Antonio's street art scene. Book a tour with Mural Ride Bike Tours today!
Making Soap in Wimberley
You will go home with 6 to 8 bars of natural soap and the knowledge to create your own recipes and make soap at home. We'll use olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, shea butter and essential oils to make soap that’s good for your skin. We'll be making soap using the hot process method, using crock-pots. I’ll provide all the equipment, ingredients and a selection of essential oils, textures, colors and additives. You will start with a basic recipe and then you’ll customize it as you like. You will do it ALL with some guidance
Brewstillery Tour & Tasting
Our popular brewstillery tour is two tours in one! You’ll learn how we make beer and bourbon. This intimate, immersive experience includes a detailed guided tour and generous samples of our products. At the end of the tour we will sample a cask strength whiskey straight from the barrel, and one of our delicious bourbon chocolates. Great for groups, teams, and couples alike.
Learn to Make Makizushi Sushi Rolls at a Saké Bar
Let sushi-rolling guru Chef Desiree help you master the art of sushi-making in a beginner-friendly cooking class like none other! Upgrade your dinner date, celebrate a special occasion, or invite your family to make some unforgettable memories. Meet up at an awesome local sake bar and treat yourself to a truly unique cocktail before rolling up your sleeves to roll up some top-notch sushi. You’ll master a wealth of valuable kitchen skills as you learn to expertly select and slice ingredients for artful sushi rolls. In this class, the focus will be on makizushi, also known as maki. These are the rolls you typically see at sushi restaurants, usually consisting of nori seaweed, sushi rice, and various filling ingredients. After learning to make perfectly-textured sticky sushi rice, you’ll get to choose two rolls to make from a tantalizing selection of flavors including a classic California roll, a sumptuous spicy tuna roll, or a hearty avocado roll. Sip on some great sake beverages as you go and prepare to feast on lots of chef-approved sushi!
Private Drunk History Tour
In so many words, Drink Up The History! Join me for a couple of rounds in two beautiful, historic bars in a private, boutique tour that feels less like a tour and more like grabbing a drink with a friend! We will start with a stroll through Alamo Plaza for a comprehensive look at the history of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution. Next we belly up to very same historic Menge Bar where Teddy Roosevelt recruited many of his Rough Riders in 1898. With drink in hand we will take an in depth tour through the oldest hotel west of the Mississippi. After discussing the rich and varied history of this classic San Antonio establishment we will take a look into another of San Antonio’s most historic bars and explore the associated history. Warm welcomes, prompt service, heavy pours and exclusive access await you all while you enjoy access and content not found on any other tour in San Antonio. * food & beverages not included
Alpaca Experience and Education Tour
Come join us for a private exclusive Alpaca Experience and or Educational Tour. Go on a unique and magical journey and see a "real" working Alpaca ranch, get up close and personal with majestic creatures while learning what harvesting fleece is all about and all the benefits. Along with our Alpaca adventure we also have our little Nigerian Pigmy goat section as well as our endangered waterfowl sanctuary which are included. Fun for children and adults, for fun or for education we have you covered. Bring your camera, leave your pets at home and come have an adventure you will not soon forget. Thank You.
Scenic San Antonio Night Tour with River Cruise
Your night out will begin with your tour guide greeting you directly in the lobby of your downtown hotel before heading out to your first stop on our exciting night tour of San Antonio - The River City. The first stop will take your view of San Antonio to new heights. Marvel at the stunning city skyline illuminated, at the Tower of the Americas Observation Deck, the tallest observation tower in Texas. Here you will be whisked away, up 190 m (623 ft) to witness a spectacular view of the city illuminated at night - a magical view of the River City. Once your feet are back on the ground, your tour guide will take you to an enchanting River Night Cruise, passing multiple points of interest such as the historical marker Old Mill Crossing, the city’s first neighbourhood - La Villiata, among others - all illuminated at night. After your relaxing, nighttime River Cruise your tour guide will take you on a nighttime drive to explore San Antonio’s cultivating nightlife. To conclude the tour, experience an immersive 45-minute narrated drive through the illuminated streets of San Antonio to learn more about the city’s history and culture, pointing out multiple points of interest. After your tour, your guide will safely take you back to your downtown hotel, or arranged destination where you can relax after your exciting night out.
Painting in the Guadalupe river.
We will meet at Cypress Bend Park where I will have all materials and set up for a relaxing immersive painting experience. I will provide chairs, all art supplies and some light snacks and drinks. We will set up in the water, the river at this place is low enough to come right to the seat of a chair, the painting kits which I created are comfortable in your lap so that you can enjoy the cool of the water as you work on a painting of the beautiful cypress lined Guadalupe river. (For the winter months added, we will set up on the bank). I will provide art instructions as much as you like or as little and all ages and skill levels are invited. May also bring children or pets to play in the water during the session as long as you keep an eye on them for no extra charge. As well, may bring your own supplies or snacks if you like. The Guadalupe river is a source of endless inspiration; with the gentle shadows of clouds and cypress trees reflecting of the water, frequent birds and tubers can add splashes of life to your painting composition. Other things to note Please let me know of any concerns, I will always be available to communicate and want to make this a family friendly great experience.
Learn the art of stained glass
We'll start the beginner copper foil class with an overview of safety precautions and learning about the tools of the trade. You'll learn to cut glass using a pistol-grip cutter, running pliers, and grozing pliers. Once you feel comfortable cutting the clear practice glass, we'll move on to the main project. You will be given a pattern for a simple, five-piece suncatcher. You even get to choose your glass from my extensive selection! Expect to spend 3-4 hours in this class, as you progress from being a beginner to having a completed piece to display proudly. The cost of the class includes all tools and materials. *Note: If you would like to book a class on a date not shown on our calendar, just send us a message and we'll try to accommodate your timeline. For special classes we require a minimum of 2 students.
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