Historic Downtown San Antonio Food and Culture Tour
Savor San Antonio’s best comfort food as you discover its history
- See the Alamo and hear the heroic stories that led to Texas independence.
- Learn about the Texas Revolution and Mexico’s lasting influence on the food culture of San Antonio.
- Sample the most satisfying comfort food the city has to offer.
- Get tips from your expert guide on things to do nearby, from restaurants and bars to theaters and museums.
- Enjoy a pleasant stroll through some of the most historic sites in downtown San Antonio.
What you'll do
On this immersive San Antonio walking tour, you’ll visit some of the most historic sites in the state of Texas. There’s no better way to learn about Texas and Tex-Mex food and culture than sampling the creations of local chefs as you stroll through downtown and the ... Read more
On this immersive San Antonio walking tour, you’ll visit some of the most historic sites in the state of Texas. There’s no better way to learn about Texas and Tex-Mex food and culture than sampling the creations of local chefs as you stroll through downtown and the riverwalk.
See the famous Alamo Mission, learn about historic (and haunted) hotels, and enjoy the natural beauty of the iconic San Antonio Riverwalk.
Meanwhile, you’ll dig into some of the best local cuisine. This includes Texas barbecue, of course, and plenty of Tex-Mex, like barbacoa tacos and big red (a popular duo among San Antonio natives — they even have an entire festival dedicated to the two). You’ll also get to sample the ice cream Bill Clinton called “one of the great treasures in American life.” And you’ll see the state’s longest wooden bar top, stretching 109 feet.
That’s all while learning about the rich and vibrant history of San Antonio… like how the Menger Hotel was Theodore Roosevelt’s recruiting headquarters for his Rough Riders (the First United States Volunteer Cavalry) in 1898 and is home to various ghosts, like Sallie White.
Our unique pay-as-you-go model lets you enjoy more of what you want for less money, a better value than comparable food tours. Simply hand the guide $30 cash on your arrival, and the guide will take care of the rest. They’ll pay for the entire group at each of our four stops, minimizing wait time. Paying cash also makes it easy for each restaurant to offer more food so you’re guaranteed Texas-sized servings.
You’ll never forget the Alamo City after this deep-dive into food and culture.
18th-century Spanish mission and fortress and site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo
Sweet café bombón and pan dulce at a bakery serving handmade bread inspired by Mexico’s Golden Era
San Fernando Cathedral
One of the oldest active cathedrals in the country
The Esquire Tavern
Texas brisket fries and boursin grilled cheese in a moody, intimate atmosphere home to the longest wooden bar top in the state
San Antonio River Walk
For a scenic stroll along a pedestrians-only street
A brewery-turned hotel, now the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi
A taqueria with a Tex-Mex twist, serving us barbacoa tacos and big red
The Colonial Room
Grand Victorian dining room famous for their mango ice cream, served since 1877
Plan your trip
Tour ending point
This tour ends at The Menger Hotel, near our starting point.
We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.
How much walking is there?
This tour covers about 1.5 miles at a leisurely pace.
What is the rescheduling policy?
We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.
When should I get there?
Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late
What if it rains?
Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.
Are gratuities included?
Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.