Walking backward while talking is useful for leading a tour, demonstrating a moonwalk, or retreating from a room full of ominously staring toddlers. See the reverse saunter put to good use with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get one Old Town Experience package from Tours of Old Town (up to a $40 value).
With more than 46 years of combined tour-guiding experience, the sage storytellers at Tours of Old Town steer modern-day explorers through the historic sightsees of one of North America’s oldest towns. The Old Town Experience begins with admission to the Old Town History, Legends & Lore walking tour, which dives into Old Town’s historically rich cast of characters, from early Native Americans and Spanish conquistadores to dapper gun slingers such as Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, and a life-size Han Solo poster. Spend more than an hour roaming the area with an enthusiastic guide before taking advantage of free admission to the American International Rattlesnake Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of live rattlesnakes and terrified mice.
As the sun descends on your historical afternoon, hunt out Civil War phantoms, spooks, and specters during Old Town’s 90-minute, lantern-lit ghost tour (held nightly at 8 p.m.), and preserve your poltergeist-packed evening with a souvenir photo (to be posted on the Old Town Facebook page). Worthy walkers also receive a bounteous array of free gifts and services from local merchants like The Chile Casa, Church Street Cafe, White Feather Trading Co., and San Pasqual’s Home Decor. Enjoy a post-jaunt mini truffle treat at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, or stop by Old Town Pizza Parlor and share a spumoni sundae with the ghost of legendary lawman Milt Yarberry.