What You'll Get
Foodie-ism is as basic to human nature as hunter-gathering, which explains the first Zagat guide’s “four grunts” review system. Discover San Antonio’s choicest shoots and berries with today’s Groupon, which gets you a walking tour of some of the city’s finest eateries from Historic Texas Tours for $20 (a $44 value). You can buy one Groupon per person, but only two Groupons can be used at a time for groups of three or more. Scheduling at least two weeks in advance is recommended.
Historic Texas’s roughly three-hour King William Culinary & Cultural Walking Tour guides you to some of the hundreds of fantastic restaurants filling San Antonio’s air with delicious aromas, interspersed with sections of culturally informative walking. The tour, which usually occurs during the afternoon, is perfect for tourists and newcomers, as well as San Antonians with firsthand memories of the Alamo. A focus on locally owned and operated eateries in the King William Historic District ensures that residents will discover little islands of food paradise in the city they love, while first-time arrivals will get a food map that makes sure the rest of their visit is as authentic as it is belt-loosening.
Run by native Texans, Historic Texas Tours started offering foodie tours after realizing all the culinary treasures San Antonio had to offer. Past tours have included The Cove, Rosario’s, Acenar, Azuca, Bubblehead, Schilo’s, and more. The tour is always rotating in new restaurants as its guides uncover new hidden gems. Your brain will get a meal of its own, too, as many of the featured restaurants operate from within the equally enticing confines of historic San Antonio buildings. If you’re lucky, the ghost of Davy Crockett or James Bowie might appear and bum a french fry off you.
- Shelley, our guide, gave an excellent comprehensive tour…Shelley is a native Texan who clearly loves and is very proud of her heritage…We couldn’t have had a better introduction to this wonderful city and its unique history. Highly recommended! – Caroline, Yahoo! Local
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Limit 2 per group of 3 or more. Must call at least 2 weeks in advance to schedule. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Historic Texas Tours
As a San Antonio native, Shelly Reynolds has been exploring the city all her life. Luckily, she doesn't miss out on a global perspective: While sharing her lifetime of knowledge through Historic Texas Tours, she and her staff get to meet and befriend travelers from all over the world. The company's tours focus as much on forming new friendships as discovering the local sights as they expose visitors and locals alike to area wineries, restaurants, and landmarks at the direction of friendly guides. Food tours unearth local eateries with a tour itinerary that varies often to reward visitors who go on repeat trips, and journeys into the Texas Hill Country offer complex tastes of locally made wines. Mission Trail tours explore edifices that date back to the 1700s, including the oldest unrestored stone church in the United States and a used-horse dealership.