Things To Do In San Antonio

Ed Blaze and Nema Williams – Up to 52% Off Standup

Grand Hyatt

$25 $12

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Seasoned comedian Williams, featured on BET and Comedy Central, joins Tanzania-born club veteran Blaze for a night of uncensored standup

94% Off 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

60% Off Robotics Camp at Robots-4-U

Multiple Locations

$399.95 $159

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

Up to 50% Off Admission to Tower of the Americas

Downtown

$21.90 $11

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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

56% Off Learning Camp Program for Children

San Antonio

$450 $199

Certified Texas educators, some of whom are bilingual, school students on the environment and how humans can play a role in its preservation

Up to 64% Off at Kiddie Park

San Antonio

$56 $28

Nostalgic park opened in 1925 delights visitors with ferris wheel, classic snacks, and carousel that was hand carved in 1918

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

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

79% Off Boot Camp at The Spartan Pit

Northwest Side

$185 $39

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

51% Off Fine Dining Cuisine at Oak Valley Vineyards Restaurant

San Antonio

$40 $20

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Entrees such as local Bandera quail stuffed with sausage & apricots, mesquite smoked peppercorn-crusted rib eye, and bacon-wrapped chicken

Up to 50% Off Day at Indoor Playground

Northeast San Antonio

$40 $20

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

Up to 75% Off Jujitsu Classes at Gracie Barra San Antonio

San Antonio

$258 $65

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

Up to 56% Off Kids' Soccer-Clinic Trial

San Antonio

$40 $19

Kids aged 5–16 learn the rules of soccer as well as how to play as team during coaching sessions led by a trained instructor

Up to 57% Off Double Decker Bus Tour

Downtown

$44 $22

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

Up to 61% Off from Impact Boot Camp

North West Side

$50 $24

Boot-camp classes incorporate hiking, core workouts, and flexibility exercises for comprehensive cross-training

Up to 62% Off Latin & Ballroom Classes

San Antonio

$60 $29

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

Up to 81% Off Personal Training Sessions

Shearer Hills / Ridgeview

$260 $65

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

55% Off Personal Training

Monte Vista

$200 $90

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off Personal Training

San Antonio

$184 $83

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 81% Off Drop-In Dance Classes

Northwest Side

$62 $16

Since 1966, studio has nurtured dancers' talents in genres such as ballet, contemporary, flamenco, and musical theater

70% Off of Tae Kwon Do Classes

Far West Side

$165 $49

Instructors guide students through Olympic-style tae kwon do classes

50% Off Services

Lockhill Estates

$180 $90

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 48% Off a Driving-Range Package with Meal

Northeast San Antonio

$29 $15

Golf club pairs a lighted driving range with an inviting grill replete with patio seating and regular live music

Up to 56% Off Musical-Instrument Rental

San Antonio

$20 $10

Rental musical instruments for beginners through advanced students delivered to your child's school for free

Up to Half Off Gaming at The Spawn Point Gamers' Lounge

San Antonio

$20 $11

Gamers flex their thumbs for hours at lounge featuring popular PC games and a staggering selection of classic and current consoles

Up to 54% Off Personal Training

Brooks City Airforce Base

$50 $25

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

50% Off

Northwest Los Angeles Heights

$150 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 66% Off Sports-Conditioning Camp

San Antonio North

$160 $59

Sports-conditioning camp readies athletes aged 10 and older for the challenges of competing in sports such as basketball or football

Up to 73% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Far North Central

$85 $29

All classes incorporate elements of self-defense and Wing Chun, a martial art that builds confidence, fitness, and personal awareness

Up to 83% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Northwest Side

$275 $49

During boot-camp sessions, trainers work with guests to help them achieve their fitness goals

Up to 81% Off Group Training and Barre Pilates

D.R. Semmes Family YMCA at TriPoint

$150 $29

Guests work up a sweat during group training classes or build long, lean muscles during Barre Pilates classes

Up to 59% Off at Tim's Guitar Lessons

San Antonio

$160 $69

Instructor with more than 20 years of teaching experience helps students at any level build their technique and understanding of the guitar

Up to 59% Off Swing Classes

Blossom Park

$40 $20

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

Up to 81% Off Kung-Fu or Tai-Chi Classes

Northeast San Antonio

$175 $59

Students hone open-hand forms and sparring techniques in kung-fu classes, or movements that strengthen immune systems during tai-chi courses

Fred Astaire Dance Studios - Up to 75% Off

Stone Oak

$345 $85

Experienced instructors lead dancers through private, personalized lessons and group practice sessions

Up to Half Off a Guided Ghost Tour

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 56% Off at W.E.Gymnastics

Northwest Side

$62 $31

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

Up to 61% Off Pilates Classes

San Antonio

$90 $35

Reformers use resistance bands intensify the effects of a mat Pilates workout, which include straightened posture and improved flexibility

Up to 63% Off Private Golf Lessons

Northeast San Antonio

$120 $49

14-year veteran and four-time world-champion instructor fuses custom instruction with video-swing analysis to help students develop swings

50% Off

Uptown Broadway

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

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

49% Off

San Antonio North

$75 $38

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Martial Arts

Leon Valley

$109 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off Music Lessons

Northeast San Antonio

$180 $81

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

46% Off Kayak Rental

Highland Hills

$48 $26

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off Children's Cooking Classes

Stone Oak

$25 $14

Chef instructors engage kids in age-appropriate activities and lessons on etiquette and safety

53% Off Lipotrophic Therapy at Fit-Life MD

Northwest Side

$210 $99

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

Up to 88% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Lorrence Creek

$200 $29

Groups of up to 10 build muscle and tone their bodies with mixed-martial-arts conditioning circuits during intense boot camps

Up to 79% Off Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, or Booty Barre Classes

Northwest Side

$120 $39

Highly trained instructors use yoga poses, Pilates techniques, Zumba moves, or booty barre session to improve flexibility & tone physique

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

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 79% Off Personal Training

Far North Central

$225 $59

Personal trainer emphasizes creative exercises designed to allow clients to work out virtually anywhere

Up to 73% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Northwest Side

$25 $10

Boot campers wield kettlebells, master suspension rings, and haul oversize truck tires during up-tempo, one-hour workouts

Up to 56% Off at Arthur Murray Dance Center

Northwest Side

$45 $20

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

85% Off at Paintball International

Xfactor Paintball Park

$120 $19

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

Up to 74% Off Jiu-Jitsu Classes

San Antonio

$190 $59

Students of all abilities learn the pins, throws, and grappling techniques of Jiu-Jitsu to focus on health and wellness

Up to 60% Off Dance Classes

Far West Side

$25 $10

Kids gain a strong dance foundation and build self-confidence during classes that include ballet, hip-hop, jazz/acro, and hip hop

Up to 83% Off at Elite Pilates Reformer Studio

Stone Oak

$250 $43

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

Up to 68% Off Children's Karate Classes and Uniform

Multiple Locations

$153 $49

Instructors teach children fundamental martial arts techniques, focusing on improving their form, character, and confidence

Up to 55% Off a Golf Clinic

Shady Oaks Golf Club

$330 $159

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

Up to 57% Off at Tru Tennis

San Antonio

$30 $15

USPTA pro Dave Watts imparts racket-wielding knowledge in private sessions

San Antonio Missions—Up to 66% Off Baseball Game

Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium

$24 $10

The defending Texas League champion Missions charge into a new season in pursuit of their sixth league title since 2002

Maverick Music Festival – Up to $13.25 Off

La Villita in Downtown San Antonio

$52.25 $39

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Phantogram and The Psychedelic Furs join more than 30 bands at an outdoor arts village

Up to 48% Off San Antonio Talons Arena-Football

Alamodome

$14.42 $10

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The Talons take on the newly minted Los Angeles Kiss in the 2014 arena-football season-opener

"The Wedding Singer" – Up to Half Off Musical

Cameo Theatre

$72 $36

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Based on hit Adam Sandler film, Tony Award–nominated musical garners heartfelt laughs in romantic comedy teeming with '80s nostalgia

$40 for San Antonio Spurs Girls' Dance Clinic

Multiple Locations

$70 $40

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One-day dance clinic for girls aged 5–18 led by the Spurs' Silver Dancers dance team and one of the NBA's top choreographers

Up to 64% Off Kids' Bounce-Center Fun

San Antonio

$80 $29

Kids jump, slide, and climb around the inflatable playland

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Waxy O'Connor's

$90 $45

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

Up to 50% Off at Texas Archery Academy

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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

84% Off Classes at 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

Up to 71% Off Golf-Tour Membership

Garden Ridge

$229 $109

Membership in golf tour allows registration in 20 weeks of events; round of golf with long-drive professional Brad Peterson helps hone skill

Anytime Fitness – 89% Off One-Month Workout Package

Multiple Locations

$268.20 $29.99

Professional staff aids clients with 24-hour gym access, boasting such equipment as treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights

Up to 65% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Schertz

$139 $49

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

51% Off Weeklong Summer Music Camp

Pavilion Food Park

$175 $85

Five-day music camps teach the basics of guitar chords, scales, and soloing, culminating in a performance on Friday showcasing new knowledge

53% Off Outdoor Adventures in Boerne

Boerne

$105 $49

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

Up to 63% Off at Predator Paintball

Helotes

$24 $14

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

Up to 67% Off Boot-Camp Sessions

Specialized Fitness

$100 $39

Boot-camp classes incorporate weight training, plyometrics, and calisthenics to strengthen students with innovative exercises.

Up to 35% Off Trail Ride at 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

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes

New Braunfels

$105 $25

Instructor calls upon degree in exercise science to lead students through cardio pump and Zumba dance fitness classes

55% Off

Town Creek

$261 $117

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Up to 65% Off Boat Charter or Watersports

Avenida Guadalupe

$200 $99

An experienced driver pilots the speed boat, which tows wakeboards or waterskis across Canyon Lake, Lake Placid, or Medina Lake.

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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. 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."

22806 U.S. 281
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

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

Antonio Daniels studied elementary education at Bowling Green State University. But rather than making a career of reading Newbery Award–winning books or conducting science experiments over bunsen burners, he entered the 1997 NBA Draft and was chosen as the fourth overall pick by the Vancouver Grizzlies. However, once he recognized the hollowness of a baller's lifestyle––whose only rewards were a 1999 NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs and the perk of wearing shorts to work––Antonio atoned by establishing his annual youth summer basketball camp.

For all five days of the camp, Antonio prowls the sidelines, giving kids pointers and boosting their confidence in the game he has now played professionally for 13 years. Coaches from the middle-school through college ranks join him in running the aspiring dunk machines through drills, skill training, and competitive games. At the end of the camp, children will not only have sharpened their hooping tool set, but they will also leave with two of the best souvenirs Antonio can offer other than plaster casts of his hands and feet: a T-shirt and an autographed photo.

4802 Vance Jackson Road
San Antonio,
TX
US

Dr. Tamyra Rogers could not have predicted how spending time on a Navajo reservation would shape her multifaceted approach to weight loss. After spending a year as chief resident at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Rogers directed the metabolic clinic at the Tuba City Indian Medical Center in Arizona. She helped build a wellness center for the Navajo Nation and chaired a program to fight the growing diabetes epidemic. During her time there, she gained an appreciation of the community's holistic health-care philosophy.

Today, Dr. Rogers combines her background in traditional Western medicine with weight-loss strategies that address each person as a whole rather than two children in disguise. Dr. Rogers's team of personal trainers and group fitness instructors complement her own fitness knowledge, which stems from playing college basketball.

24200 W Interstate 10
San Antonio,
TX
US

The San Antonio Botanical Garden, which rests on 38 acres, not only dazzles visitors with bright sunflowers and roses, aquatic plants, and a glass display case filled with orchids, but it also teaches them about the local and world flora with informative exhibits. Four large, formal beds showcase seasonally rotating displays, and the Texas Native Trail features representative species from Hill Country, East Texas Piney Woods, and South Texas. Encompassing a wider array of biomes, the Lucile Halsell Conservatory boasts collections of tropical fruits and desert cacti housed within glass buildings that surround the sunken tropical lagoon.

Aside from these exhibits, the botanical garden also hosts summer-camp sessions, school-group programs, and classes for adults as well as children. These programs include lectures and hands-on lessons that discuss local plants and which garden insects are helpful and which are harmful.

555 Funston Pl
San Antonio,
TX
US

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