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San Antonio: Natural Bridge Cavern Entrance and Guided Tour

1. San Antonio: Natural Bridge Cavern Entrance and Guided Tour

Travel through a half-mile of the largest and most spectacular show cavern in Texas. You'll walk 180 feet below the ground, while listening to our knowledgeable tour guide. See awe-inspiring, ancient formations centuries in the making and still growing today, such as amazing stalagmites, stalactites, flowstones, chandeliers and soda straws. Important information about the experience: Take pictures along the way because this is one walk through time that you will never want to forget. Departure Time: Every 10-40 minutes Tour Duration: about 1 hour Walking Distance: 3/4 mile (1.20 km) INCLUDES STAIRS Tour Depth: 180 ft. (54.86 m) Cavern Temp: 70° Relative Humidity: 99% Please wear comfortable walking shoes which provide good traction on steep, wet surfaces. Strollers are not recommended

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.

San Antonio: Historic Downtown Food and Culture Walking Tour

3. 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."

River City Ghosts: San Antonio Apparitions

4. River City Ghosts: San Antonio Apparitions

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 US Ghost Adventures 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: Guided Haunted Pub Crawl

5. 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: Market Square Tex-Mex Food and Shopping Tour

6. 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.

San Antonio: Historic Church and Downtown Walking Tour

7. San Antonio: Historic Church and Downtown Walking Tour

Join us for a 2.5 mile (2.5 mile) guided walking tour through downtown San Antonio, as we visit five historic churches. Founded in the 18th and 19th centuries by settlers from the Canary Islands, Germany/Europe, and other areas of the Americas, these churches contain stunning displays of stained glass, beautifully painted sanctuaries and ornate carvings of stone and wood. By touring these churches, you will gain a greater understanding of San Antonio history, especially the period of growth and development in the mid to late 19th century. The tour starts and ends at Alamo Plaza and includes visits to St. Mary's Catholic Church, San Fernando Cathedral, St. John's Lutheran Church, the Church of La Villita and St. Joseph's Catholic Parish - all located in the downtown area. Other points of interest along the route - Alamo Plaza, Historic Houston Street, Historic Theaters (Majestic, Texas Theater, and Aztec Theater), Main Plaza (Plaza de las Islas), La Villita and public art installations to include the Riverwalk Public Art Garden. Come experience the history of San Antonio by walking it's streets, touring historic churches and viewing other 18th and 19th century buildings.

San Antonio: The Madames and Mayhem Ghost Tour

8. San Antonio: The Madames and Mayhem Ghost Tour

Learn all about the history of pirates, bloody battles, vice, and sin in San Antonio's dark past on this eerie San Antonio Ghost Tour. Journey to San Antonio's past to discover more about the ghosts that haunt the city today. Find out more about elements of the occult, ghosts, demons, and more. Visit the ghosts of the outlaws and opportunists who died by their own rules and who now haunt the streets of San Antonio, still wreaking havoc beyond the grave. Feel free to let loose with an adult-only tour that contains mature language and themes.

San Antonio: Icons of San Antonio Walking Tour

9. San Antonio: Icons of San Antonio Walking Tour

Discover the rich history and heritage of San Antonio on a walking tour that's perfect for families with small children. Visit iconic sights such as  Alamo Plaza, Spanish Governor's Mansion, and Briscoe Western Art Museum. Meet your guide at Alamo Plaza and set out to discover the key businessmen and historical figures who helped to build the city. Learn about the impressions that these icons left behind on landmarks such as the Spanish Governor's Mansion, the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocratic 18th-century Spanish Colonial in−town residence. Along the way, admire the futuristic architecture of San Pedro Creek Culture Park and the historic buildings of the Alamo Plaza Historic District. You will also have the opportunity to admire the exterior of the Briscoe Western Art Museum.

San Antonio: Pearl District Walking Tour + Taco Tastings

10. San Antonio: Pearl District Walking Tour + Taco Tastings

Named Creative City of Gastronomy, San Antonio's cuisine is one of a kind! Join this fun and family friendly walking tour as you learn about the special ingredients, chefs & cultural influences that make these signature dishes unique to San Antonio. While on the tour, you'll learn about the special history of the Pearl District in San Antonio on this family friendly walking tour!

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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!!!

Didi was our guide for the night and she was spectacular! Hearing the history and what makes each place haunted was awesome! Didi mentioned that the hotel we were staying at had it own haunted history but we didn’t hear the story. I’m glad too! I’ll research when I get home because I really don’t want to know while I’m staying there! You definitely need to do this tour if you’re in San Antonio!

Jazz was wonderful!!! She took the time to tell us detailed stories and allowed us to take as much time as we needed at each stop. Very enjoyable and my family and I would definitely recommend it!!!

Jesse was a very informative guide! Had a great time even though it was very cold outside

It was fun, but the 3rd bar the Cowabunga was not so great. Would definitely recommend