Sightseeing in Beeville

$75 for Primate Encounter for Two Adults and Two Children at The Texas Zoo ($150 Value)

The Texas Zoo

Victoria

$150 $75

Along with general admission, families enjoy a hands-on encounter with the zoo's primates, which includes feeding the lemurs

$21.95 for the Great Room Escape at 13th Floor Haunted House ($39.95 Value)

13th Floor Haunted House San Antonio

The Great Room Escape

$39.95 $21.95

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In the course of about one hour, small groups must solve puzzles to escape a terrifying room before zombies close in on them

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Waxy O'Connor's

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

$20 for Entry for One to CitySolve Urban Race (Up to $50 Value)

CitySolve Urban Race

Arsenal

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Double-Decker Bus Tour for Two, Four, Six, Ten, or a Family of Five from City Sightseeing San Antonio (Up to 57% Off)

City Sightseeing San Antonio

Downtown

$44 $22

Aboard a double-decker tour bus, for 50-minutes recorded commentary enriches sights of the city's museums, markets, restaurants, & landmarks

Petting-Zoo Visit for Two or Four with Pony Rides and Hayride at Fiesta Farm (Up to 46% Off)

Fiesta Farm

Far West Side

$14 $8

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Potbellied pigs, llamas, emu, bunnies, ducks, cows, and goats spread out on a 15-acre ranch

Guided Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Silverghost Tours (Up to Half Off)

Silverghost Tours

Downtown

$36 $18

Guides sprinkle a 90-minute tour with stories of spooky apparitions from south Texas lore, culminating in a trip to an Alamo gravesite

One-Hour Narrated Trolley Tour for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids from The Alamo Trolley (Up to 48% Off)

The Alamo Trolley

Downtown

$50.10 $30

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Trolley tour takes guests past San Antonio's most notable sights such as Market Square, San Fernando Cathedral, and the Alamo

Hop-On, Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour from Grand Double Decker (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

Grand Double Decker

Tour Ticket Office

$47.52 $22

Tour-goers can hop on and off double-decker buses as many times as they want on 50-minute excursions that visit 50-plus San Antonio locales

Ghost Walk or Haunted Pub Crawl for Two or Four from Bad Wolf Ghost Tours (Up to 47% Off)

Bad Wolf Ghost Tours

San Antonio

$30 $17

Explore San Antonio's spooky past during nightly ghost tours or pub crawls that pair paranormal activity with drink specials

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The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History offers a chance to interact with everything from geology and biology to sunken ships and American history, all through the lens of South Texas examples. The 100,000-square-foot building contains many standing exhibits, a theater featuring local productions, and the Children's Wharf playscape. Glass cases house artifacts from one of the oldest shipwrecks in the Western hemisphere—the resting place of the San Esteban and Espíritu Santo—which plunged, storm-wracked, into the waters around Padre Island in 1554. The museum even boasts a Smithsonian-designed exhibit that explores the Seeds of Change, the five things brought to America via ship that changed its shape forever, including corn, potatoes, disease, horses, and a competent cartographer.

1900 N Chaparral St
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

Named San Antonio's Best Museum in the 2010 Nickelodeon Parents' Choice Awards, San Antonio Children's Museum has ushered more than two million guests through its educational wonderland since opening in 1995. Tykes can explore permanent exhibits such as Science City, with hands-on exhibits covering physics, engineering, and how to extract highlighter ink from lightning bugs. In PowerBall Hall, children man simple machines to send orbs up to a lofty cage until the chamber fills and unleashes a spherical torrent down upon the delighted little ones. Other exhibits impart lessons of financial responsibility and proper nutrition in a make-believe bank and market. Membership is calibrated for any permutation of the family unit, and grants amenities including unlimited visits for a year, a subscription to the museum newsletter “Spark!,” and access to more than 40 classes where kids can submit theses on baking-soda volcanoes for peer review.

305 E Houston St
San Antonio,
TX
US

When horror movies like the Paranormal Activity franchise need a supernatural adviser and The Atlantic Paranormal Society needs a recruiter, they turn to Robert. A former cast member on SyFy's Ghost Hunters International, he draws on his extensive paranormal know-how to lead 90-minute nighttime treks with Ghost Hunts of San Antonio Texas Tour.

Exploring the dusky streets of downtown San Antonio, the tour stops at more than 10 locations with verified ghost activity, including the Flannery House, the Crockett Hotel, and the Casino Club building, where apparitions can be spotted mulling over the same poker hand they've been holding for more than 100 years. Rob showcases modern ghost-hunting equipment while helping guests detect spirits by seeking out cold spots and snapping photographs. When he's not commanding the hunt, he regales visitors with factual accounts of the deaths of famous San Antonio spirits including Mae West, Davie Crockett, and Roy Rogers.

Alamo Plaza
San Antonio,
TX
US

The Witte Museum was born from many minds seeking a singular goal: to create a public forum that promoted lifelong learning. From a $65,000 gift bequeathed to the city of San Antonio after Alfred Witte's death in 1921, this museum of science, natural history, and South Texas heritage was built along the San Antonio River and named after the late Witte's parents.

Today, the Witte Museum still pursues this wide range of knowledge with hands-on scientific and historical exhibits. The museum's long-term features portray the natural wonders of southern Texas, including ancient rock art from the lower Pecos, examples of local ecology, and dinosaur fossils found locally while trying to uncover lost time capsules.

3801 Broadway St
San Antonio,
TX
US

“It’s the rare visitor who won't discover here that his or her ethnic group has contributed to the history of Texas,” noted the New York Times in its description of the Institute of Texan Cultures. The 26 different ethnic and cultural groups represented at the educational center incline one to agree with the Times. The article went on to list the institute as a top San Antonio attraction due to its “imaginative, hands-on displays” and kid-friendly features, including an adobe home and one-room schoolhouse. Along with heritage festivals and other events, the institute features both long-term and rotating exhibits, as well as a photo archive with more than three million images.

801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd
San Antonio,
TX
US

History books chronicle the happenings of politicians and leaders, but a folklorist shares the stories and lives of the regular people who made a community what it is. During his new History & Heroes of San Antonio tour, guide Randy Felts introduces guests to an eclectic cast of characters, from the Alamo's David Crockett to residents of the 300-year-old village of La Villita. As tours progress along the roughly mile-long path, his words weave together true facts and tall tales, cluing visitors into the fanciful history that has come to define South Texas.

204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio,
TX
US