Pump It Up specializes in indoor, inflatable arenas for children. During four fun-filled pop-in visits ($7 per child), children can leap around these gargantuan air-filled bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like legless snakes through an air-filled obstacle course. Pump It Up’s giant indoor air arenas are climate controlled and cleanly maintained according to rigorous guidelines by well-trained staff. Parents bounce for free during family jump time, so childless adults who want to play will need to borrow their neighbor’s kid or just win one by collecting enough cereal-box tops. Alternatively, this Groupon can be used toward a private party package, which gets you and yours privileged access to the 12,500-square-foot facility and its equipment, which is designed to automatically deflate at the approach of anyone not involved in your party.
Starting April 15, Splashtown San Antonio resumes soaking sunbathers and testing thrill seekers with its 20 landscaped acres of rides and facilities. A wave pool re-creates nautical gales of yore, and the tree-lined Siesta Del Rio lets guests bask in the sunshine as they drift along gently winding waterways. Race gravity to a splashy conclusion on the Head Rush, navigate corkscrew turns and sudden drops atop a five-story tower on The Hydras, and glide down a near-frictionless five-story slide at StarFlight. At a height of seven stories, the Lonestar Luge dominates sight lines and bravery, challenging park-goers with a water-bobsled journey that spans more than 200 yards of track and 15 days.
Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $9.98 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (a $3.59 value).
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night, Astro SuperBowl dims the lights for a cosmic bowling experience that embodies the center's intergalactic theme. The rest of the week, the facility rumbles under more earthly bulbs as bowlers blitz pins during rounds of open bowling, tournaments, leagues, and parties. Instead of using synthetic material or giant planks of butter to make slick surfaces, Astro SuperBowl whittled each of its 44 lanes from real wood. The bowling center surrounds its lanes with a spread of other amenities, including a full-service bar, a game room, and a pro shop run by a certified ball driller. The facility has also been recently renovated to include 44 40-inch flat screen televisions, a modernized scoring system, and updated ball racks and returns.
A certified equine instructor, Lynette Bohrer has taught English and Western riding styles at her family-owned-and-operated school since 1998. During private and small-group lessons, Lynette educates students ranging from 3 to 80 years old in basic techniques, emphasizing safety, barn manners, and riding etiquette along the way. Lynette's facility houses horses of all sizes and ages, including ponies for younger riders, enabling students to build healthy relationships with their four-legged partners.
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.