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San Antonio: Heart of Old San Antonio Walking Tour

1. San Antonio: Heart of Old San Antonio Walking Tour

Join us for a fun and informative 2.5 mile walking tour through the heart of old San Antonio, while you learn about San Antonio's rich, varied and multi-cultural history as well as enjoy public works of art. Starting and ending at 313 Alamo Plaza, the Tour Guide will take you back through time to explore 18th Century sites related to the city's founding. Along the route, you will learn of historic events from both the 18th and 19th Century that shaped and defined San Antonio and Texas. The route also passes several public art installations which help tell the story of San Antonio. Points of interest along the route - Alamo Plaza, San Antonio River, Main Plaza (Plaza de las Islas Canarias), San Fernando Cathedral, Council House, Casa Reales, Bexar Heritage Center, Spanish Governor's Palace, Plaza de Armas, La Villita and the Riverwalk Public Art Garden. This tour will provide you will an overview of San Antonio's history from it's 18th Century founding, through the tumultuous 19th Century focusing on the Native American, Spanish, Canary Islander and Tejano inhabitants as well as Anglo and European settlers. Participants will also gain a solid understanding of the layout of the downtown area and this tour is a great starting point for exploring San Antonio. This tour is a great compliment to a more in-depth tour of the Alamo (on your own) or to one of our bicycle tours of the San Antonio Mission.

San Antonio: Pearl District Food and History Walking Tour

2. San Antonio: Pearl District Food and History Walking Tour

Explore flavors from award-winning chefs in a place where history meets creativity. This laid-back walking through the beautiful and historic Pearl District has all the flavor, stories, and fun you could want. Just a couple miles from the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Pearl features dozens of unique shops and restaurants, built in and surrounded by the original brewery structures of the 1800s. Learn about the area’s past, present, and future as you sample some of the diverse foods San Antonio has to offer. Begin at the old Boiler House for a taste of Texas Hill Country cuisine in a vintage setting. At the Larder, see where locals stock up on gourmet products for their homes. Then admire the industrial-chic vibes of Hotel Emma, remodeled but still hearkening back to its brewhouse history. Take a break on the San Antonio River Walk to admire the scenery and learn about the river and its role in the food and beer scene of the city. It’s a pleasant stroll before we indulge in some of San Antonio’s best Mexican street food at La Gloria. Your last history stop is a century-old yellow rail car with its own story to tell about how it served the local brewery industry. Like any good food tour, we finish with something sweet. Lick Honest Ice Creams offers dairy-free and vegan options plus creative flavors like goat cheese, thyme, and honey or caramel salt lick. With a unique pay-as-you-go model, you can enjoy more food for less money, a better value than comparable food tours. Simply hand the guide $30 in cash on your arrival, and the guide will take care of the rest. They’ll pay for the entire group at each of your three food stops, minimizing wait time. Paying cash also makes it easy for each restaurant to offer more food so you’re guaranteed Texas-sized servings.

San Antonio: Icons of San Antonio Walking Tour

3. 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.

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