5. San Antonio: Historic Downtown Food and Culture Walking Tour
Discover San Antonio on a guided walking tour that explores the city's food culture. Visit some of the most historic sites in the state of Texas, learn about Tex-Mex food culture, and sample a number of tasty treats as you stroll through Downtown and along the Riverwalk.
To ensure that you get the most out of this experience, this tour is designed on a pay-as-you-go basis. That means, at the start of the tour, you'll pay $30 in cash directly to your guide to cover the cost of all the tastings.
They'll take care of the rest, paying for the whole group at each stop to make sure everyone gets the best value for their money in the form of Texas-sized servings.
Meet your guide and set out to explore San Antonio's history and food culture. Start at the Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission and fortress, and hear about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo from your guide.
Next, head to a bakery to sample a pan dulce, a traditional Mexican pastry. From here, continue your tour, passing by one of the oldest active cathedrals in the country, the San Fernando Cathedral.
Time for another snack as you visit the bar that boasts the longest wooden bar top in the state, stretching a total of 109 feet. Savor some Texas brisket fries or boursin grilled cheese before continuing your walking tour.
Join your guide on a scenic stroll along the pedestrian-only San Antonio River Walk, learning more about the history of the area as you walk towards the Menger Hotel.
Find out more about this brewery-turned-hotel, from its history to the ghosts that haunt it. Here, you'll also get the chance to taste barbacoa tacos and big red, a popular duo among San Antonio natives.
End your food tour on a sweet note as you head to the famous Colonial Room restaurant to sample the ice cream that Bill Clinton once called "one of the great treasures in American life."