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 downtown and is calm and tranquil making it a perfect tour for beginners and families. We will provide kayaks, all the equipment you need and guide you 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.
Alpaca Walk and Talk Fiber Art Experience
Alpaca Walk and Talk - guests lead an alpaca during a tour of the farm as we discuss alpaca native origins, care, and use of the fiber. Following the Walk and Talk, guests can choose to weave a bookmark or needle felt a "painting" featuring their alpaca's fiber. Also available: *Shearing Day experience (a single day generally in April) *Fiber Processing Lessons *Fiber Spinning Lessons (drop spindle or spinning wheel) *Weaving lessons on a rigid heddle, floor loom (multi-treadle) or continuous strand weaving loom. *Wet felting lessons (alpaca hat featured) *Needle felted painting lessons
Meditate in the Beautiful Botanical Garden
We’ll take a short stroll to a gorgeous, lush, intimate part of the Botanical Garden where we’ll relax into the present moment and connect to nature with a grounding mindfulness exercise. We’ll explore your understanding of mindfulness and I’ll share about the five elements of meditation and how to have a nourishing experience. You’ll be guided through a 25-minute meditation where we’ll practice the SEED meditation method and bring into our awareness the interconnectedness of nature. I’ll offer guidelines for how to bring meditation into your life or deepen your existing practice. This experience is perfect for beginners or experienced meditators. I’ll provide cushions for us to sit on and blankets if the weather is brisk. This is a secular, non-religious practice. I am fully vaccinated for Covid. As this is an outdoor activity and for your comfort, please consider bringing things like insect repellant, water, sunscreen, and a hat for warm weather. In winter months the temp can be very chilly so please dress accordingly. The fee for your experience includes full entry to the Botanical Garden. I reserve the right to change the setting within the garden if need be. After your experience, you may enjoy all the Garden has to offer at your own pace
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.
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.***
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
Unlock the Magic of Glass Fusing
Interested in fusing glass? This beginner or experienced kiln formed glass fusing experience awaits you. I will instruct you how to create a lighted lantern with 4 glass sides. Each side will be crafted by you. You will first learn the safety requirements, the differences in glass, what firing schedules are and how they are used. You will learn about the many techniques with an overview of what they are. Then you will learn about differences in kilns and glass molds and the many ways to use them. You will move in to learn how to cut glass. You will sketch your ideas on paper and then transform them into your lantern glass pieces. You will choose your glass and components to complete the sides of your lantern. Your project will include all materials and use of tools necessary to complete your project. With your project you will receive hands on detailed instruction, step by step, start to finish and an informational handout for you to take with you. You let your imagine run as you create. Whatever intrigues you is what makes working with glass so fun. My glass studio is located about a 35 minute drive from San Antonio or New Braunfels and about 45 minutes from Austin. The studio is on 90 acres in a very relaxed atmosphere with wildlife views. Come on in, sit back, relax and empower your creativity. Your vision becomes your reality and your lantern to treasure.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Wood-fired pizza on the ranch
A pizza making experience unlike any other. Join us out in the beautiful Texas hill country next to the wood fired oven hand built by me and my father. Throughout the course of your evening on our ranch Chef/Owner Ryan Hildebrand will walk you through the history of pizza and woodfired baking as well as break down each component of a true Neapolitan style pie. Guests will get a chance to interact with every part of the pizza making process as Ryan explains the “whys” behind this piece of culinary tradition. First the guests will arrive to a beverage and a brief introduction on the history of our ranch and then we will begin our conversation on techniques and traditions of pizza. After this we will move to shaping our own individual pies and begin assembling pizzas for baking. Following the bake we will dine al fresco on our artisanal pies. ** **don’t see your dates listed? contact directly to book* * Don’t feel like driving back and forth? Want to spend the night on the ranch? We have a collection of eloquently designed stays nearby that you are welcome to stay at. Visit Mosaicsmtx . com
Bike Tour in the Heart of San Antonio
Our tour will be a downtown bike riding experience! Come along with me to experience life as a local cyclist in our “giant small town” full of art, architecture, and nature. This cycling experience is totally customized to the participants, including length of ride and drinking/sober options. We will meet near downtown and the guests will rent city bikes. You are welcome to provide your own bike, but it must be road safe! After going through safety procedures and getting a feel for the group we will set out. The route will hit a mix of major spots like the Alamo and cooler, local based spots. We will take beginner friendly routes and use road safety. Some of the spots we may hit: -the Alamo -Southtown -Hays Bridge (good view) -Essex (art installation) -Lone Star Brewery Area Depending on the preferences of the group we will hit bars, breweries, or coffee spots. The route will range from 3-8 miles, depending on the strength of the group, generally I expect the tour to last around 2 hours. Please reach out to me if you would like to arrange a custom tour time! The tour has a minimum of two participants After exploring downtown, we will head back to the meetup point and return the bikes. We rent BCycles Electric-assist bikes for the tour. After my tour you will have free access to them for a whole month! Using code “freemonth” on the BCycles app.
A Photo Shoot Experience Through A Historic Brewery
A casual photoshoot experience through a historic brewery that survived prohibition. We will take a one hour stroll through this beautiful historic brewery which has since transformed into a neighborhood of restaurants (I will show you my personal favorites), culture, shops and a beautiful boutique hotel. Along the way I will capture memorable photos of you, using the historic buildings and the San Antonio River as your backdrop. This is perfect for headshots/portraits, couples or a small family. Pets are allowed but must remain on a leash. Within 7-10 days you will receive 7-10 digital high resolution images. Message me for special requests and customizations. This is a photoshoot so please wear whatever you feel the most comfortable and confident in. And don’t worry, I will be there to help you pose in front of the camera! I would recommend wearing solid and neutral colors with no patterns or logos.
The Art of Traditional Neapolitan Pizza with Chef Daniel
If you are a San Antonio local or just visiting, this is an experience you'll definitely want to try. This unique dining and learning experience will have you enjoying every savory bite of your personally made pizza from the comfort of your home. 1st course- I will make introductions and present a market board with chef selected meat and cheese. 2nd course- Preperation and creation of your own dough with ingredients I provide. You will get to keep the dough you prepare with me for future use. 3rd course- I will bring prepared dough that have been proofed for 24 hrs. Using the same techniques we use. This dough you will stretch and flip understanding fundamental techniques. 4th course- You will pick,choose and create your own personel pizza to eat with chef selected ingredients. All ingredients will be provided and brought to your home or Airbnb. Only items you are providing is a kitchen and an oven. If you wish to enjoy your fresh Neapolitan pizza, bring your own alcoholic beverage to pair with the pizza party. Please note, this is a San Antonio Tx, experience only. Reservation should be made 24hrs before start time. Starting time can be adjusted with proper notice.