S.A. Kayak Rentals equips its patrons with paddles, life vests, and their very own watercraft for self-propelled jaunts over San Antonio's many public waterways. Paddlers simply pick up their equipment and select a launch point, such as the Mission Reach Zone on the San Antonio River or the dock at Elmendorf Lake Park. Whatever location they choose, kayakers can enjoy a peaceful float amid natural surroundings and wildlife, away from the city noise and the lifeguards who frown on kayaking in public pools.
Since 1971, Car-Vel Skateland has fitted feet with quad skates for enthralling laps around its indoor rink. Inexperienced wheelers can improve their balance and gliding skills during private lessons or get a group together for private or public birthday parties. Named after mom and dad, Carl and Velma, the family-owned business also offers beginner skates and skatemates to assist younger children at an additional cost, as well as parties geared for schools, churches, daycare groups, and fundraisers.
As the AHL affiliate of their big-league Dallas namesake, the Texas Stars spared no time claiming their birthright. In its very first season—2009–10—the team conquered the Western Conference, hoisting the Robert W. Clarke Trophy and earning a place in the Calder Cup finals. Since every faceoff was past the newborn Stars’ bedtime, they ultimately fell short of the league championship, but they continue to entertain crowds of up to 6,800 at the Cedar Park Center.
Elton John. Dolly Parton. Dave Matthews Band. Harlem Globetrotters. These are just a handful of celebrated acts that have descended upon Winston-Salem Entertainment Sports Complex over the years. The sprawling event center remains a go-to destination for visitors who want to catch a first-rate concert, root for their favorite sports team, or get an autography from their favorite gym towel.
The event planners behind Premier Gun Shows, LLC organize annual firearm and hunting exhibitions across Texas, including shows in Houston, Pasadena, Stafford, San Antonio, and Fort Worth/Dallas. Premier saw its roots in the early 1970s, when Fort Worth local Bob Norman threw the Original Fort Worth Gun Show, a small exhibit that grew into one of the state's largest annual exhibitions, attracting larger swarms of visitors each year. Today, it's Norman's daughter, Michelle, and her husband, Tim, who continue to welcome the throngs of dealers and visitors who descend upon each show to buy, sell, and trade guns, knives, and ammo.
The South Texas Motorcycle Show spotlights two-wheeled transportation with a weekend of activities and entertainment. Attendees can wander past hundreds of vendor booths filled with motorbikes, apparel, riding accessories, and unicycles seeking life partners. Each day of the show is also speckled with special events, such as live music, stunt-team showcases, and a custom-car contest.