San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio: Haunted Walking Ghost Tour

1. San Antonio: Haunted Walking Ghost 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.

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San Antonio: UNESCO World Heritage Missions Tour

2. San Antonio: UNESCO World Heritage Missions Tour

Experience the beauty and history of the great city of San Antonio. Throughout this experience, you will visit several of the Spanish-influenced landmarks on the river, which was named in honor of San Antonio de Padua. Travel to sites such as Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan, and Mission San Francisco de Espada on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. Watch birds and wildlife along the new Mission Riverwalk Hike and Bike Trail, and experience mission life at Mission San Jose and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Visitor Center. Later, view original frescoes at Mission Concepción, before seeing the old Espada Acequia (irrigation system) with its dam and aqueduct which are still in use today. You will also enjoy mission silhouettes with Spanish and Moorish-influenced architecture against the South Texas Sky, which makes for a magical sight.

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San Antonio: The Madames and Mayhem Ghost Tour

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

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San Antonio: 2.5-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

5. 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

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The Ghosts of San Antonio Walking Tour

6. 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.

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San Antonio: Guided Haunted Pub Crawl

7. 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.

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What people are saying about San Antonio, Texas

Even though I was the only person on the tour, Domingo went above and beyond to give me a marvelous tour. I appreciate your company not canceling on me. Domingo knows so much wonderful history about the area. I learned so many interesting facts which just enhanced the tour. It was a very enjoyable morning.

Domingo was an excellent guide- very knowledgeable with an interesting presentation. Well-paced. He was prompt and attentive. Excellent way to spend a morning in San Antonio. We knew nothing about the series of missions in SA when we started, but found the tour fascinating.

It was a quiet tour which meant it was just me and my wife. We had a great time hearing all the stories and getting spooked out!! Thanks so much!!

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!

Great way to learn about SA history and just the right amount of spooky. Our guide Megan was excellent.