Tours in Cedar Park

54% Off Picnic at Pilot Knob Vineyard

Pilot Knob Vineyard

Briggs

$98 $45

Vineyard spanning 112 acres of Texas hill country hosts picnics complete with fine cheeses, meats and chocolates ideal for wine pairings

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Austin's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

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

Up to 57% Off Double Decker Bus Tour

City Sightseeing San Antonio

Downtown

$44 $22

(48)

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

Up to Half Off a Guided Ghost Tour

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

Up to 58% Off a Grand Double-Decker Bus Tour

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

Up to 47% Off from Bad Wolf Ghost Tours

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

Up to 50% Off Admission to Tower of the Americas

Tower of the Americas

Downtown

$21.90 $11

(573)

750-foot tower grants guests 360-degree views of the city below; visits include access to an educational history exhibit and a 4-D ride

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Waxy O'Connor's

$90 $45

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

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Although hot-air balloons remain Austin's most popular commuter vehicles, they're highly vulnerable to dastardly villains with handlebar moustaches who ply the sky in battle zeppelins. Tour the town from a safer vantage with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a one-hour kayak OR two-hour bike rental from Gliding Revolution (a $25 value after tax). Reservations are required and subject to availability.

Regardless of your choice of conveyance, you'll shove off from Gliding Revolution's shop located at the Austin Town Lake Holiday Inn. Upon request, cyclists receive a complimentary helmet and lock, and kayakers receive a dry bag. If you vote for the velocipede, dig your wheels deep into the crushed gravel and pedal your way around the scenic Lady Bird Lake Trails, free of the hassles of smelly car traffic and ambushes by herds of feral Segways. Otherwise, open up the whole expanse of Lady Bird Lake for exploration with some patiently paced paddle-pushing in one of Gliding Revolution's kayaks. If the spring heat has already got you beat, kayakers can take refuge under the Congress Street Bridge and commune with Austin's community of bat-themed vigilantes and riddle-dispensing trolls.

Escorting visiting out-of-towners via bike or kayak is a brilliant way to show off the city. It's also an excellent way for jaded locals to re-experience everything about Austin that seduced them in the first place, from the civic center that's dressed as a French maid to the champagne lake to the rose-petal-strewn forest trails. If you can't decide which mode of transportation you like best, buy two Groupons and try both at the same time.

20 N I H 35
Austin,
TX
US

Tour guides Stacy and Taylor Smith— along with their intrepid dog Thor—teach students to glide with grace as they lead standup paddle boarding tours over the placid waters of Lady Bird Lake. Sunset tours cross under the Congress Avenue Bridge during its renowned nightly bat exodus when the sky is streaked with shades of melty sorbets. The Barge tour ropes together paddleboards as groups of paddlers drift over waters, pausing to play on rope swings, and sipping on BYOB libations bolstered by complimentary mojito or margarita mix on the tour’s escort barge. Alternatively, the Basics tour proffers a two- to three-hour lesson in the fundamentals of paddleboarding, including kneeling, standing, paddling, and using paddles to stroke the whiskers of passing catfish. Depending on the body's position, core and arm muscles can feel a workout burn or jellyfish-like state of relaxation.

912 Congress Avenue
Austin,
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

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

The tour guides at Grand Double Decker make sure that participants will always remember the Alamo. That's because they whisk them aboard trolleys or double-decker buses for storied tours of the famed site of Texas's battle for independence. They also unveil more than 50 other points of interest, including landmarks in the Texas burg such as the Riverwalk, San Fernando Cathedral, and the Texas Ranger Museum, complete with secret portals leading to John Wayne's hat collection. In addition, tour guides lead riverboat cruises that float down the San Antonio River past boutiques, cafés, and seasonal flowers.

321 Alamo Plz
San Antonio,
TX
US

More than 30 wineries dot the idyllic Texas Hill Country, the historically rich backdrop for ARC’s Wine Plus’s tours. The company’s signature excursion, the wine tour, makes stops at three or more wineries, where guests can swig samples as guides share facts about wines, specifically those born in Texas. Brew tours, on the other hand, showcase Texan beer and its history. During tours of local breweries, groups can soak up the guide’s exhaustive knowledge with their brain sponges while sampling local suds.

3222 NAVASOTA CIRCLE
San Antonio,
Texas
US