Activities in San Antonio

$17.50 for Movie Tickets and Regular Popcorns for Two at Santikos Theatres ($34 Value)

Santikos Theatres

Multiple Locations

$34 $17.50

Theaters project first-run blockbusters in digital picture and sound on Sunday through Thursday

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

AMF Ponderosa Lanes

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

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

Four Rounds of Miniature Golf or Zombie Party for Up to 13 at Monster Mini Golf (50% Off)

Monster Mini Golf San Antonio

San Antonio

$36 $18

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

Day at Indoor Playground for Two or Four at Amazing Jump (Up to 50% Off)

Amazing Jump

Northeast San Antonio

$40 $20

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Jumbo trampolines, padded dodge ball, basketball courts, and inflatables

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

Mini Golf with Glow-in-the-Dark Necklaces for Four at Lunar Mini Golf (50% Off)

Lunar Mini Golf

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Black-lit mini golf course decorated with luminous animals and aliens

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

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

$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

Pit Passes and Two Go-Kart Races for Two at Alamo Karts (Up to 62% Off)

Alamo Karts

San Antonio

$104 $40

The go-karts reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour on this 1/3-mile track, navigating hairpin turns and straightaways

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

Five or Ten Yoga, Pilates, or Zumba Classes at The Yoga Den and Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

The Yoga Den and Fitness

Far West Side

$35 $14

Certified instructors lead yoga classes; Zumba and Pilates round out the fitness offerings with 20 classes available each week

Group and Private Lessons at Fancy Feet Ballroom & Latin Dancing (Up to 62% Off). Four Options Available.

Fancy Feet Ballroom & Latin Dancing

San Antonio

$60 $29

Passionate instructors teach Latin and ballroom-dance styles to students of all skill levels

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

San Antonio

$50 $25

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

All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 with Equipment Rental from Paintball International (85% Off)

Paintball International

Xfactor Paintball Park

$120 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

5 or 10 Drop-In Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Yoga in Motion (Up to 70% Off)

Yoga in Motion

Castle Hills

$65 $22

Instructors guide students through classes that include gentle yoga, mixed level flow, Kundalini yoga, and more

$99 for Six Weeks of Group Golf Lessons for a Beginner at Joe Caruso Golf Academy ($200 Value)

Joe Caruso Golf Academy

Far North Central

$200 $99

Instructor goes over all basics of the game, including swing, putting, chipping, & rules during 6-week, 60-minute group lessons

Dance-Class Package for One or Two at Rodriguez Karate & Dance Studio (Up to 81% Off)

Rodriguez Karate & Dance Studio

San Antonio

$216 $49

Students can focus on a variety of styles, including sensual salsa and upbeat country;

Paintball Rental Package for One, Two, Four, or Six at Predator Paintball Park (Up to 63% Off)

Predator Paintball

Helotes

$24 $14

Duck inside an abandoned helicopter, crouch beside cars, or duck behind stacked barrels during paintball games

One-Hour Guided Trail Ride for Two or Four at Hollow Tree Ranch (Up to 35% Off)

Hollow Tree Ranch

Canyon Lake

$90 $59

Participants learn basic riding techniques and catch glimpses of wildlife on one-hour rides that explore the trails of Hill Country

Indoor Climbing Classes or Unlimited Fitness Classes at The District (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

The District

San Antonio

$70 $35

Indoor rock climbing or gym membership with access to climbing, bouldering, and slacklining

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

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Pass for Go-Karting, Mini-Golf, and Other Attractions for One, Two, or Four at Malibu Grand Prix (Up to 47% Off)

Palace Entertainment

San Antonio

$29.99 $16.99

Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

Four Golf-Clinic Lessons with Clubs for Two or Four at Kids on Course Golf Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Kids on Course Golf Academy

Shady Oaks Golf Club

$330 $159

5:1 student-teacher ratio; instructors review posture, stance, putting, chipping, and swing techniques

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$40 for a Fall-Festival Package for Four with Hayride at The Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival ($80 Value)

The Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival San Antonio

Multiple Locations

$80 $40

Fall-festival package includes take-home pumpkins, hayrides, hot dogs, drinks, and chips

Four Ballroom Dance Classes for One or Two or Eight Classes for One at Arthur Murray Dance Center (Up to 56% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Center

Northwest Side

$45 $20

Beginners' classes focus on the basic steps of specific styles, such as fox trot, swing, tango, and salsa

Roller-Skating Package for Two or Four, or Glow Party for Up to Ten at Car-Vel Skate Center (Up to 57% Off) 

Car-Vel Skate Center

Leon Valley

$24 $12

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Adults and kids don rented roller skates and cruise across the glossy surface of this 40-year-old roller rink

Four Weeks of Membership and Unlimited Fitness Classes at Force Fitness (72% Off)

Force Fitness

San Antonio North

$90 $25

Variety of class days and times for all fitness levels; classes incorporate cardio, strength, and flexibility

$39 for Four Weeks of Boot-Camp, Insanity, and CrossFit Classes at The Spartan Pit ($185 Value)

The Spartan Pit Fitness Center & Mixed Martial Arts

Northwest Side

$185 $39

Challenging boot-camp, CrossFit, martial arts, and Insanity workouts with access to a support group, nutritional guidance & progress tracker

Couple or Family Admission at Enchanted Springs Ranch (Up to 50% Off)

Enchanted Springs Ranch

Boerne

$28 $14

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Amble along an authentic ranch that recreates the Old West with wildlife and performers such as pistol twirlers and trick ropers

Zipline Ride, Tower Climb, and Lunch for One or Two at Don Strange Ranch Adventure Challenge Course (53% Off)

Don Strange of Texas / Waring General Store

Boerne

$105 $49

Working longhorn ranch challenges visitors to ascend five-story log towers and speed across ziplines; burger, fries, and soda for lunch

One Large or Three Medium Buckets of Range Balls at Rivercity Range (Up to 50% Off)

Rivercity Range

New Braunfels

$11.91 $6

Golfers tee up shots and take aim at driving range targets, and can further improve short game skills on putting green and chipping area

Four-Hour One- or Two-Seat Kayak Rental from S.A. Kayak Rentals (Up to 48% Off)

S.A. Kayak Rentals

San Antonio

$48 $25

Kayaks are suitable for beginners, and paddlers can take them out on the San Antonio River, Medina River, or a variety of local small lakes

Skating for Two, Skating for Four with Pizza, or Glow Party for 10 at Car-Vel Skateland South (Up to 52% Off)

Car-Vel Skateland

San Antonio

$20 $10

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Roller rink transforms for Glow Parties, with black lights adding an ethereal neon luminesce to events

30 or 60 Days of Unlimited Fitness Classes at The Lion's Den Fitness Studio (Up to 68% Off)

The Lion's Den Fitness Studio

Vance Jackson

$100 $35

Students torch calories and work toward fitness goals in classes such as boot camp, yoga, Zumba, and cardio kickboxing

Three Fitness Classes from Shredded360 (70% Off)

Shredded360

San Antonio

$30 $9

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Low Sugar Cooking Class for One or Two at Live Food Wise (Up to 56% Off)

Live Food Wise

San Antonio

$79 $39

Students learn to cook healthy dishes low in sugar and carbs and good for diabetics; 10% off Williams-Sonoma purchases on night of class

15 Classes from Strength Yoga (64% Off)

Strength Yoga

San Antonio

$70 $25

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Four Weeks of Intro to Swing Classes for One, Two, or Four from San Antonio Swing Dance Society (Up to 59% Off)

San Antonio Swing Dance Society

Blossom Park

$40 $20

Wednesday classes impart the basics of swing dance, followed by two-hour social dance

Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Sesame Street Live "Make A New Friend" at Lila Cockrell Theater on November 4 (Up to 50% Off)

Sesame Street Live: "Make A New Friend"

Lila Cockrell Theater

$40.72 $25

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

$29 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at Get Sexy San Antonio Bootcamps ($247 Value)

Get Sexy San Antonio Bootcamps

Hillcrest

$247 $29

Intense 30-minute sessions of strength training and cardio drills help guests achieve weight-loss goals

Two or Four Guitar Lessons at San Antonio Music Academy (Up to 64% Off)

San Antonio Music Academy

Northwest Side

$79.50 $29

Formally educated instructors teach students to coax tunes from guitar strings

One-Hour Discover Archery Session for One, Two, or Four at Texas Archery Academy (Up to 50% Off)

Texas Archery Academy

Broadway at 410

$20 $10

Instructors lead drop-in sessions on basic archery how-tos in a private indoor training facility; equipment included

$49 for a Lesson and One Month of Driving-Range Use at SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas ($100 Value)

SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas

Far North Central

$100 $49

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PGA pro and Director of Instruction Rob Myers analyzes swings and provides advice golfers can practice at the driving range

One or Two Months of Unlimited Functional Fitness Classes at Forged Bodies Gym (Up to 54% Off)

Forged Bodies Gym

Northeast San Antonio

$75 $37

Instructors lead groups through ever-changing functional workouts that can be scaled for any skill or fitness level

$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

$81 for $180 Worth of Music Lessons — Harp by Melody

Harp By Melody

Northeast San Antonio

$180 $81

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Three Laps in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from LCA (51% Off). Four Options Available.

LCA

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

Round Selma or Corpus Christi's track in a luxury Ferrari F430 or Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

One Day at the 54th Annual Greek FUNstival for 4, 6, or 10 on October 17–19 (50% Off)

Greek Funstival

Tobin Hill

$12 $6

Annual festival celebrates Greek culture with music, food, dancing, and wine

One Month of CrossFit Training for One or Two at Global Fitness Center (Up to 55% Off)

Global Fitness Center

San Antonio

$65 $29

Workouts torch calories and tone bodies using the varying functional fitness methods of CrossFit and the suspension training of TRX rings

$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

One or Three Months of Unlimited Yoga at The District (Up to 74% Off)

The District

Pearl Brewery

$125 $39

Customers have 24-hour gym access and take classes such as climbing and yoga, which improves balance and coordination

One-Month Recreational-Gymnastics Membership or One-Month Afterschool Program at W.E.Gymnastics (Up to 56% Off)

W.E.Gymnastics

Northwest Side

$62 $31

Afterschool and recreational classes welcome male and female gymnasts aged 5–18

Demi Lovato at AT&T Center on Friday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 38% Off)

Demi Lovato

AT&T Center

$72.93 $45

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Actress and singer blends pop, R & B, and emotive lyrics on hits including "Skyscraper" and "Give Your Heart a Break"

Four or Six Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes at DeVoir Fitness Studio (Up to 64% Off)

DeVoir Fitness Studio

Schertz

$138 $49

Early-morning boot-camp for all fitness levels boost endurance and strength

One-Hour or Half-Day Standup Paddleboard Rental for Two or Four from SUPSATX (Up to 51% Off)

SUPSATX

San Antonio

$50 $25

Customers enjoy the beautiful scenery of the San Antonio River from atop a standup paddleboard, spending up to four hours out on the water

Private Voice, Piano, Guitar, Woodwind, Brass, or Strings Lessons at Cantabile School of Music (Up to 51% Off)

Cantabile School of Music

Northeast San Antonio

$100 $50

Experienced instructor with Masters Degree in Music offers college-level instruction in instrument or voice to improve skills and confidence

"The History of Texas...In One Darn Easy Lesson!" at The Arneson River Theater on October 12 (Up to 33% Off)

"The History of Texas...in one darn easy lesson!"

Arneson River Theater

$15 $10

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An eccentric professor and his sidekick take audiences through 500 years of Texas history in a madcap 5,000 seconds

One Month of Unlimited Brazilian Jujitsu Classes for Women or Men at Gracie Barra San Antonio (Up to 75% Off)

Gracie Barra San Antonio

San Antonio

$258 $65

Brazilian jujitsu instructors impart self-defense skills to students in a supportive, confidence-boosting environment

$79 for Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at TBC CrossFit ($495 Value) 

TBC CrossFit

Shavano location

$495 $79

High-intensity CrossFit classes sling squats, pull-ups, jumps, and bursts of cardio to quickly whittle and tone bodies into shape

River Tubing for Two or Four at Comal Tubes in New Braunfels (Up to 53% Off)

Comal Tubes

Downtown New Braunfels

$36 $18

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Tree-lined shores slip past spring-fed Comal River on leisurely two-hour float through 72-degree waters, with free parking

$60 for $100 Toward One Month of Martial Arts Classes — 7th Mountain Martial Arts

7th Mountain Martial Arts

San Antonio

$100 $60

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Four, Six, or Eight Personal Training Sessions at HASfit Personal Training (Up to 81% Off)

HASfit Personal Training

Shearer Hills / Ridgeview

$260 $65

Dedicated personal trainers inspire clients to reach their goals with motivational customized workouts and nutrition regimens

Pilates Class from Physical Rehabilitation Institute (48% Off)

Physical Rehabilitation Institute

San Antonio

$80 $42

Private Pilates session with a certified instructor; workouts are customized for your specific goals

Four-Week Youth Football Conditioning Camp for One or Two at JC Ultimate Training (Up to 56% Off)

JC Ultimate

San Antonio

$200 $89

Youth football conditioning camp readies athletes aged 8 and older for the challenges of competing in the sport

Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from TPT Personal Training (74% Off)

Tpt Personal Training/holistic Health

San Antonio

$343 $89

Personalized fitness and nutrition program for one month; includes movement assessment, nutrition advice, and exercises

$117 for $261 Groupon — Alpha CrossFit

Alpha Crossfit

Town Creek

$261 $117

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$83 for $184 Toward Personal Training at OIB Fitness

OIB Fitness

San Antonio

$184 $83

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5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes at Elite Pilates Reformer Studio (Up to 84% Off)

Elite Pilates Reformer Studio

Stone Oak

$250 $39

Reformer classes combine traditional Pilates with a spring-resistance apparatus to isolate muscles and improve flexibility and strength

$25 for $50 Groupon — Reinvent Yourself with Lizzy

Reinvent Yourself With Lizzy

Uptown Broadway

$50 $25

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Range Balls for the BYOB Driving Range at Bracken Golf (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Bracken Golf Club

San Antonio

$24 $12

Practice swing mechanics from 20 hitting bays at a BYOB driving range in a natural, rustic setting

One or Three Personal-Training Sessions at Techniques to Physiques (Up to 54% Off)

Techniques to Physiques

Brooks City Airforce Base

$50 $25

Personal trainer with more than 15 years of experience provides one-on-one fitness sessions

$99 for a Four-Week Lipotrophic-Therapy Package at Fit-Life MD ($210 Value)

Fit-Life MD

Northwest Side

$210 $99

Metabolism-boosting shots paired with weekly weigh-ins, nutritional consultation, personal training, and gym access

Alzafar Shrine Circus at Freeman Coliseum on September 12–14 (Up to 45% Off)

Alzafar Shrine Circus

Freeman Coliseum

$36.60 $20

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Family-friendly show sends animals leaping, aerialists soaring, and clowns cavorting

20 Zumba Classes at Sweat Cage (81% Off)

Sweat Cage

Northeast San Antonio

$200 $38

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Since its origins as a converted parking garage, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has ushered film-lovers of all breeds into its auditoriums, even gaining a following among Hollywood legends; Quentin Tarantino has been known to host five-day movie marathons at Alamo. The theater has earned that reputation by making moviegoing a personal experience, from the menu of handcrafted snacks and locally brewed beer to the completely ad-free presentations before shows. Alamo?s ninja servers pick up written food and drink orders throughout the movie and serve moviegoers directly at their seat. The staff enforces a strict no-talking, no-texting policy by kicking out any offenders, falling just short of yanking them from their seats with a giant's shepherd's crook.

Both first-run blockbusters and classics are projected onto Alamo's silver screens in crisp 35-millimeter or digital format. Meanwhile, surround speakers immerse audiences in the cinematic soundscape, whether they're seated in one of the expansive theaters afforded to blockbuster reels or the more intimate spaces reserved for indie films wound around tiny bobbins. Despite Alamo's vow of silence, fan-centric Quote-Along and Sing-Along nights encourage guests to shout their favorite lines, and actors, directors, and other celebrities often attend special screenings to lead in-depth discussions. These exclusive events have led to acclaim for Alamo from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, which called it ?one of America's most fanatically unique moviegoing experiences,? and Wired, which opined that it "might just be the coolest movie theater in the world."

618 NW Loop 410
San Antonio,
TX
US

Since its origins as a converted parking garage, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has ushered film-lovers of all breeds into its auditoriums, even gaining a following among Hollywood legends; Quentin Tarantino has been known to host five-day movie marathons at Alamo. The theater has earned that reputation by making moviegoing a personal experience, from the menu of handcrafted snacks and locally brewed beer to the completely ad-free presentations before shows. Alamo?s ninja servers pick up written food and drink orders throughout the movie and serve moviegoers directly at their seat. The staff enforces a strict no-talking, no-texting policy by kicking out any offenders, falling just short of yanking them from their seats with a giant's shepherd's crook.

Both first-run blockbusters and classics are projected onto Alamo's silver screens in crisp 35-millimeter or digital format. Meanwhile, surround speakers immerse audiences in the cinematic soundscape, whether they're seated in one of the expansive theaters afforded to blockbuster reels or the more intimate spaces reserved for indie films wound around tiny bobbins. Despite Alamo's vow of silence, fan-centric Quote-Along and Sing-Along nights encourage guests to shout their favorite lines, and actors, directors, and other celebrities often attend special screenings to lead in-depth discussions. These exclusive events have led to acclaim for Alamo from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, which called it ?one of America's most fanatically unique moviegoing experiences,? and Wired, which opined that it "might just be the coolest movie theater in the world."

1255 SW Loop 410
San Antonio,
TX
US

The hilly terrain of Woodlake Golf Club has hosted five PGA Tour events, including the 1973 Texas Open, in which Ben Crenshaw notched his first PGA Tour victory. Built in 1972 by Desmond Muirhead, the par-72 course meanders along slopes spattered with such dangers as water hazards and sand traps, which trap sand as part of a scheme to produce low-cost hourglasses. On the sixth hole, a vast pond maroons all three tees far from the green, the fairway stretching tantalizingly just beyond the boggy, aquatic prison. A pair of water hazards squeezes the par-5 ninth hole, where Crenshaw’s first title ambitions were nearly dashed in the final round of the ’73 Open.

Customers looking to polish their game can work with John Clay, a 35-year PGA professional with 40 years of teaching experience. For one hour, John help pupils identify swing imbalances, bolster consistent muscle memory, and distinguish a pitching wedge from a wheat scythe. Freshly minted techniques find their form with a post-lesson round on the Woodlake Golf Club course and a bucket of range balls at the driving range.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Length of 6,691 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 72.3 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 130 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Scorecard

6500 Woodlake Pkwy
San Antonio,
TX
US

. During 45-minute Kindermusik classes, tots stimulate their minds, bodies, and sense of play with diverse activities based on research demonstrating music's beneficial effect on childhood development. As pintsize hands bang out tunes on provided instruments, brains busy themselves with forming the connections necessary for multiple forms of intelligence, including spatial reasoning, interpersonal skills, and the ability to tell a Jimi Hendrix guitar solo from the synthesized parrot squawks on a Jimmy Buffet album.

The academy's roster of instructors dispenses private education on diverse instrumentation during 30-minute, one-on-one music lessons. Euphonic apprentices can open up their epiglottises in voice lessons, strum away on guitar, or prepare to marshal their army of G.I. Joes by beating some drum skins. Lessons are also available on the piano, as well as band and orchestral instruments. All students except drum and piano pupils must supply their own instruments for use during lessons, where they will learn a curriculum geared to their individual goals and interests. An extensive library of method books imparts the techniques to tackle any style of music and teaches students to read music, so that they're able to interpret the plotline of Mozart's romance novels.

9910 W Loop 1604 N
San Antonio,
TX
US

Rick Martinez began his career as a registered nurse, working in emergency rooms across the country to help patients overcome intense physical traumas. However, it was during an 18-month tour of service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center that Rick encountered the mother of a wounded soldier who changed his aspirations in life. Her indomitable spirit and the bravery with which she supported her son through his pain and recovery inspired Rick. Fully intent on helping people develop the unflinching resolve needed to better their own lives and well-being, he founded Fitness Porvida—Fitness for Life.

The center’s health gurus lead CrossFit and fitness sessions for students of virtually any fitness level, using functional exercises to create challenging, full-body workouts that build the strength and endurance necessary for students to bench-press their bathtubs. Yet physical exercise isn’t the only tool that the trainers employ—they also use nutritional guidance and camaraderie to empower their clients. Rick summarized this approach to the San Antonio Business Journal in 2010, saying, “when we treat the body as a whole the results are fantastic.”

14381 Blanco Road
San Antonio,
TX
US

Bikram Yoga San Antonio's instructors like to remind their students that for every expert yogi, there was a first class. They hold on to this humble philosophy at three studios, where high temperatures help both old hands and newcomers stay limber. The staff cautions their students against aiming for perfection during the 90-minute courses; instead maintaining that, by simply trying each of the 26 postures and two breathing exercises, bodies and minds achieve the maximum benefit.

To highlight the value of consistent practice, they encourage visitors to take the 60-day challenge, which charges students to attend one class every day for 60 days. Those who accomplish this task are immortalized by writing their name on the Challenge Wall, which doubles as the police force's superhero directory. The studios also honor individuals in their class community with the yogi of the month feature, a series of interviews with students about their Bikram yoga practice.

11255 Huebner Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US