Texas is known for many things, and Texas Winos wants to make sure that wine is one of them. To bolster their mission, the wine-loving staff of the business whisks visitors away on tours of area vineyards, where they sample an array of varietals while learning about the winemaking process from vintners. It's not all about wine though, as Texas Winos also offers beer tours that travel around the Austin area visiting local breweries. But it's not all drinking and learning. Many tours have themes, including Mardi Gras, Roaring '20s, and Superheroes and Villains, in which customers are encouraged to don apropos ensembles and pretend they can see through wine.
SegCity has ridden the wave of Segway popularity to become one of Texas' largest distributors of the upright vehicle and a leader in Segway-authorized tours. With themes ranging from cultural campus tours to bat-cave excursions, six narrated guided tours escort visitors and locals alike around Austin's famed sites, such as 6th Street, the Texas Walk of Fame, and the Capitol. As an authorized Segway dealer, the business can also outfit riders with their own Segways and a take-home bassinet for their new vehicle to sleep in at night.
Segway Nation lets people explore Texas's rich history and culture while aboard self-balancing vehicles. Rolling through Austin's past, their guides spin tales of prominent landmarks such as the Texas State Capitol building and Lady Bird Lake. These adventures echo in San Antonio, where segways travel through Houston Street and HemisFair Park. When night falls across either city, Segway Nation sends a spooky chill down sightseers' spines during their signature City Lights Ghost tour. Segways zip across each city's haunted locations, outrunning ghosts who don't have the physical weight to lean their segways forward. Segway Nation also rents bikes for self-guided tours.
Though the Alamodome has never been known to fill with water, it does welcome a fleet of luxury boats each year during The San Antonio Boat and Travel Trailer Show. During the show, boat dealers from throughout south and central Texas showcase their finest flotilla next to kayaks, golf carts, and travel trailers of all kinds.
In addition to necessities for exploring America's open roads and waterways, The San Antonio Boat and Travel Trailer Show hosts activities and attractions for younger guests. Kids can peer into the live catfish tank to learn the mysterious ways of underwater purring, or they can hop into giant hamster balls and collide with each other in the Bubble Runner attraction.
Ecopocalypse hauls visitors into a future, post-apocalyptic Austin, where human society has crumbled and survivors teeter on the edge of madness as they fight for any remaining water, food, and retired beanie babies. The 15,000-square-foot attraction weaves down allies, through buildings, and underground, sending visitors scrambling around a labyrinth of missing people and through the aisles of an abandoned supermarket. But unlike traditional haunted houses that are filled with zombies and pushy car salesmen, here, the monsters are the hopeless human masses. As they move through scene upon scene of dystopian chaos, visitors may be moved to question their own ability to survive such devastation. Luckily, there's no shortage of delicious sustenance outside the haunt, and guests will find all sorts of treats to calm their nerves—including a full bar and a brightly lit patio—right next door at the event's Foodtopia oasis.
As the distant sound of chattering-duck calls grows nearer, visitors to downtown Austin know that the colorfully painted Duck Adventure Hydra Terra vehicles aren’t far behind. On board, knowledgeable guides regale sightseers with facts and stories about local sights and landmarks, pointing out the State Capitol, detailing the history of Sixth Street, and addressing all of the parking meters by their first name. At the end of the tour, the vehicles pack in their wheels and launch off the shores of Lake Austin for an aquatic tour of the lush, scenic lakeside.