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.
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!
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.
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
Alpaca Experience and Education Tour
Come join us for an Alpaca Experience and Educational Tour on weekends Saturday and Sunday's. Go on a unique journey and see a "real" working Alpaca ranch, get up close and personal with majestic creatures while learning what Alpaca farming is all about. Learn about the harvesting and processing of fleece from these "Fleece of the God's" animals and see all the wonderful things it can be used for. Check out the waterfowl sanctuary or come relax in our Zen area and release all that tension and stress. Feel like shopping them stop in the Alpaca Shop and see all the neat clothing and items made from our own herd. Any questions please feel free to call or email.
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.
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
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.
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.
Photo shoot walking tour in seventh biggest city
Please message me if you’d like to book an unlisted date or time slot. The experience will last roughly an hour, up to 1.5 hr depending on changing times, etc. We will start directly in the center of the Gardens. I can explain some of the history of the 7th largest city in the US, while also taking glamorous photos of you and your friends/family. Outfit changes are encouraged if you want photos you can post overtime! This is a candid photo walk with styled photos in between. Alternative locations include the Alamo Plaza Riverwalk, Landa Library, & Wonderspace. If you would like photos at one of these locations, I suggest inquiring with me about them before booking. If you’re looking for high fashion or creative content, I suggest the immersive photo experience at Hopscotch or Wonderspace. Other things to note: Whether this is your first time having professional photos done, or you are an expert, I want to make this experience as comfortable as possible. I can help aid you in various poses to capture the best angles, or I can leave all the creativity to you. Don’t be nervous, you’ll be a natural. Please note there is only a 15 minute grace period after the start of the experience. If I don’t hear from someone in the party by that point, I will have to be on my way to other bookings.
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
Discover San Antonio with Private Chef Amanda
Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 15% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 20% OFF — groups of +6 guests 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. Please note that to book an experience there is a minimum of 2 guests required.
Alcohol ink painting in my art studio
I will start out by giving you a demo of alcohol inks in my New Braunfels studio. I will explain how to use the inks and will provide a step by step process. No experience necessary at all. This is a fun and relaxing painting process. You will go home with two amazing art pieces. The colors are vibrant and beautiful! We will practice using canned air to create flowers and other designs. I will show you how to create a landscape. You can also create whatever you like and I will guide you and give you tips. Classes are $55 each (1-4), however groups of 5 are $45 per person. Let me know if you would like to have a group of 5. I am one of the alcohol ink pioneers in teaching here in Texas!
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.