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San Antonio: Hopscotch Immersive Art Experience Ticket

1. San Antonio: Hopscotch Immersive Art Experience Ticket

Discover the magic of larger-than-life art that you can engage with in a 20,000 square-foot space with this ticket for the Hopscotch art gallery in San Antonio. Be captivated by a collaborative and experiential space that creates distinct shared experiences. Uncover how art can be a vessel to tell stories and illuminate important messages about the past, present, and future. See work that is presented in sustainable and creative ways. Be inspired by new mediums that empower the artists to reach new audiences. Escape the outside world as you enter a space that invokes a sense of joy and wonder through light, color, sculpture, and new media. Stop by the public-facing lounge that includes a full bar, large patio, food truck, and a gift shop. 

San Antonio: Saturday Night Rodeo General Admission Ticket

2. San Antonio: Saturday Night Rodeo General Admission Ticket

Upon arrival, you will be directed onto the rodeo grounds for a true Texas experience, where you can enjoy delicious Texas BBQ while sipping a cold drink, all the while taking in some good ol' country music. Roam around the Western-themed grounds where you'll find vendors selling cowboy hats, leather goods, jewelry, and more. If an adrenaline rush is what you're after, the mechanical bull lets you put your bull-riding skills to the test. Try your best to hang on for 8 seconds. A life-size, stuffed bucking bull makes for perfect photo opportunities during your visit. After all the food and fun, make your way into the covered arena for a professional rodeo, including an opening ceremony with longhorn cattle entrance, award-winning drill team, a presentation of the flags, bull riding, team-roping and barrel-racing speed events, mutton busting and calf scramble for the kids, and much more. Following the rodeo, guests can boot-scoot in the covered pavilion to a live country and western band who will play for hours.

San Antonio: San Antonio Zoo Any Day Ticket

3. San Antonio: San Antonio Zoo Any Day Ticket

Experience all of what San Antonio Zoo has to offer with an any-day admission ticket. This ticket can be used any day during zoo operating hours versus standard admission tickets which are date-specific. Explore the zoo's grounds, spanning 50,000 acres, and see some of the more than 8,500 animals that call this zoo home. Zoo Lights will transform San Antonio Zoo into a winter wonderland from November 18 to December 31. Entry to Zoo Lights are included with your admission ticket. Take time to see the flock of Caribbean flamingos or watch as red-ruffed and black and white lemurs jump and play at Pride Place. Say hello to hyenas and bears in The Grotto, or visit the Asian Forest, home to the Komodo dragon and cute Asian small-clawed otters. The Cat Grotto is home to small cats like the caracal, clouded leopard, and black-footed cat. Walk through this majestic area as water flows over the rocks. Visit the Friedrich Aquarium, home to fresh and saltwater animals, and head to the Reptile House to see a wide array of reptiles from all over the world, from snakes to turtles to lizards. Immerse yourself in Neotropica with the feel of a remote South American fishing village. This area of San Antonio Zoo is home to jaguars, Amazon birds, monkeys, mammals, fish, and reptiles. Check out the world-famous Timothy and Uma at Africa Live. See a Nile crocodile, a variety of fish, okapi, African wild dogs, dwarf mongoose, colobus monkeys, and a giant aviary with exotic birds. Big Lake is a bird-lovers paradise. Marvel at the whooping crane pair, Madison and Patty, as well as other resident winged animals including pelicans, storks, ducks, and flamingos. Big Cat Valley allows you to get face-to-face with magnificent animals- Hear the roar of lions as they let you know they are the kings of the zoo. Gaze across The Savanna from elevated viewpoints to see zebras, ostriches, sitatunga, cranes, giraffes, and white rhinos roaming peacefully. Have your own outback adventure at Kangaroo Krossing. Get up close to kangaroos, and pose for a fun photo opportunity, where unexpected guests may pop out of a kangaroo's pouch. At Amphibia you can see frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians from Texas and around the world. See Australian wildlife from the outback and beyond, including cassowaries, tree kangaroos, mighty red kangaroos, and the Australian Aviary at Wild Australia. Encounter birds from all parts of the world at Hixon Bird House. See birds from the deserts of the American southwest, coastal beaches, South American rain forest, the jungles of Asia, and the African bush. And if you're visiting with your little ones, make sure to pop past Kronkosky's Tiny Tot Nature Spot. This area is specially designed for knee-high naturalists from birth to 5 years old. Here, young explorers can dig, climb, splash, and get dirty while uncovering and discovering nature’s wonders. Enjoy free trick-or-treating, pumpkin spice, and everything nice at San Antonio Zoo this Halloween season for ZOO BOO! This non-scary Halloween event will be open daily from September 16 – October 31 with zoolightful activations like live music, costume parties, multiple realms of Halloween fun, daily FREE trick-or-treating hour, and exciting interactions for little ghouls, goblins, and of course, your boo! ZOO BOO! is included with Standard Admission.

SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio

4. SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio

Explore the magical underwater world at SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio. Immerse yourself in a tropical sea where sharks and rays swim overhead in 155,000 gallons of water. Be amazed by the underwater ocean tunnel. See the aquarium’s largest sharks and fish swim directly overhead for the ultimate shark selfie. Reach in and touch a chocolate chip sea star, sea anemones, hermit crabs, and more. Dive into a shipwreck to spot some of the most unique creatures at SEA LIFE San Antonio. Be mesmerized at a technicolor reef full of live corals, count the schooling bannerfish, and wave hello to beautiful coral fish. Optionally, you may choose to also experience the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio. Surround yourself with LEGO Bricks, take flight on Merlin's Apprentice ride, blast skeletons on Kingdom Quest ride, and see your favorite characters on screen.

San Antonio: Discovery Tour at Natural Bridge Caverns

5. San Antonio: Discovery Tour at Natural Bridge Caverns

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

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio

6. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio

Discover the many LEGO attractions located at LEGOLAND Discovery Center San Antonio. Save the princess on an interactive journey during the Kingdom Quest adventure ride. See famous LEGO characters on the big screen, like The LEGO Movie™: A New Adventure, at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Go faster and higher on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where you control an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell and soar into the sky. Explore MINILAND, a San Antonio cityscape made entirely out of LEGO Bricks – over 1.5 million to be exact. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO Friend during the visit too. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time. Select the option that includes SEA LIFE San Antonio and discover San Antonio’s only underwater ocean tunnel, come face to fin with sharks, and marvel at over 20 breathtaking exhibits.

San Antonio: The Alamo Exhibit Entry Ticket

7. San Antonio: The Alamo Exhibit Entry Ticket

Experience the Collector's Journey in a state-of-the-art curatorial environment dedicated to preservation at the new Alamo Exhibit in the Ralston Family Collections Center. -View the Phil Collins Collection - priceless artifacts gifted to the State of Texas by musician and historian, Phil Collins, including the Battle of the Alamo Diorama featuring his narration. -Explore artifacts from the Donald and Louise Yena Spanish Colonial Collection, Alamo Collection, interactive exhibits, and more. -Immerse yourself in 10,000 square feet of new gallery space with more than 500 artifacts – many on display for the first time! The two-story, 24,000-square-foot Ralston Family Collections Center is located in the Alamo Gardens behind the iconic Alamo Church. Open from 9:00am to 5:00pm with last entry at 4:00pm.

San Antonio: Witte Museum Admission Ticket

8. San Antonio: Witte Museum Admission Ticket

Journey through an immersive cultural experience while exploring Texas history dating back to the Cretaceous Era! The Witte Museum of Nature, Science & Culture includes a dinosaur gallery, Texas heritage center, art gallery, H-E-B treehouse, climbing wall and much much more! Welcome to a journey through Deep Time. Enter beneath a blue Cretaceous sky as pterosaurs glide overhead. Explore layer upon layer of Texas history stacked from floor to ceiling, packed with evidence of past life from millions, thousands and hundreds of years ago. Discover the place where water, land and sky meet and find out how they shaped the environments of the past, and now shape your world today.

San Antonio: Small Group Tour w/ Alamo, Tower & River Cruise

9. San Antonio: Small Group Tour w/ Alamo, Tower & River Cruise

Experience San Antonio with this group tour as you explore the Alamo and Spanish colonial missions, go to the top of the Tower of the Americas, and cruise the river on an electric barge. Walk among legends as you enjoy a guided tour of the Alamo. Hear about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Get up close and personal with some of the Alamo’s largest weapons and fortifications. Next, take in the sights at the vibrant Historic Market Square. Listen to the stories of people who came to the Spanish missions in the 1700s. Take some free time to see the living quarters, compound walls, and the church. Drive past La Villita Historic Arts Village, King William Historic District, and the San Fernando Cathedral. Get insightful narration on the drive. Travel on a 35-minute river cruise. Relax, as you sail through La Villita, the Old Mill Crossing, and Selena’s Bridge. Take an elevator ride to the top of the Tower of the Americas for panoramic views of San Antonio.

San Antonio: Tower of the Americas Entry Ticket

10. San Antonio: Tower of the Americas Entry Ticket

Travel to downtown San Antonio and use this entrance ticket to visit the Tower of America. Marvel at the 750-foot-tall structure and get unprecedented vies of Alamo City. Enjoy the gorgeous panorama from the Tower's revolving Chart House Restaurant with your ticketed entry. Take in the scenery from the Observation Deck or experience the thrilling 4D Theater Ride. Constructed for the 1968 World's Fair, the Tower of the Americas remains an architectural marvel, featuring a rotating restaurant and an observation deck, providing an unforgettable vantage point to take in the rich cultural tapestry of San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. Experience this true testament to the city's spirit and ambition, the Tower of the Americas is a must-visit destination for those seeking a unique perspective on the heart of Texas.

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What an adventure! I am so happy I booked this. I learned so much about the history of the sites we visited. Alfred is so kind and knew how to make every site a remarkable experience. It was nice to get lots of good restaurant advice as well as other places to stop during my trip. I told my friends to add this experience to their trip wish list!

Very courteous and friendly staff, answered all my questions. This was one of my favorite parts of my San Antonio vacation. I stayed at downtown Marriott, so I could walk. Would very highly recommend.

Each mission had an interesting back story, were well preserved and beautiful. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and safe! I would recommend this tour.

We had a great time with a wonderful group. Our guide was amazing. We learned a lot, had really good food, and lots of fun.

Very neat set up! bright colors and originality on some of these pieces. I'd go again!