A ghost tour acquaints you with the ghosts around you, helping you avoid embarrassment when your ancestors visit and ask to be introduced. Acquaint yourself with area phantasms with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get two adult tickets (up to a $36 value) to the Ghosts & Legends of San Antonio ghost tour.
Departing at 9 p.m. nightly and covering a mile, the guided tour offers a glimpse of San Antonio's history and the scary tales that dominate its past. During the 90-minute excursion, which features various downtown stops and concludes at the Alamo, guests can expect to hear legends of the vengeful Donkey Lady, the howling La Llorona, or the Indecisive Revenant, who can't decide where to retire. Children under 10 are admitted free of charge—while sometimes unsettling, the tour isn't expected to be any scarier to kids than the smell of lima beans in the morning.
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.