2018 Magical Mystery Tour of San Antonio!
Sorry all. Punzie won't be leading you around this time. I hope you adventure and see some things in your own though!Who:
You! And me. And other PAX peeps. AKA your future friends.What:
Visit interesting places in and around San Antonio.Where:
Schedule will be posted below.When:
The two days before PAX: Thurs 1/11. Traditionally runs from 9am to 5pm but you don't have to do the whole thing
. (Follow the twitter feed
for live updates of where we are.)Why:
See something of San Antonio other than the convention center and your hotel. And do it with cool people!How:
Walking and San Antonio's public transitSchedule
Adventure in your own.Potential stops:
As new places are suggested, I'll add them here. Read them over, visit the websites, form an opinion, discuss their merits in this thread. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SUGGEST NEW DESTINATIONS!
Prices listed are per each adult. Discounts are often given for children, seniors, students, and sometimes military.
Any notes about reservations are for my benefit.
What it is: a haunted house
Additional Notes: I expect the usual jump scares. Not recommended for pregnant women or children under 12. Some rooms are able to be bypassed (in case they're too scary).
What it is: A mission and site of a battle between Texans and Santa Anna.
Alamo City Ghost Tours
What it is: An hour long walking tour of downtown San Antonio with ghost stories
Amazing Mirror Maze
Additional Notes: They provide ghost hunting equipment, which is a cool bonus. But their website hurts my eyes and they apparently don't know the difference between "hung" and "hanged." Discounts for groups of 10 or more.
What it is: a mirror maze and laser obstacle course
Japanese Tea Garden
Price: $11.99 for 1 attraction, $14.99 for both
What it is:
Hours: dawn to dusk
What it is: indoor go-karting
McNay Art Museum
Price: $19.99 for 1 14-lap race
Natural Bridge Caverns
What it is: an art museum housed in a Spanish Colonial-Revival house
Hours: Wed 10am-4pm, Thurs 10am-9pm
What it is: primarily 2 caverns to explore, this place also has a giant maze, canopy challenge, and some other activities.
Price: Depends on what you do. Most individual activities are around $20.
Additional Notes: this requires some physical activity. Walking, stairs, and reduced lighting are involved.
Rio San Antonio River Tour
Ripley's Believe it or Not
What it is: a room full of puzzles. solve it and escape the room in the hour time limit. or not.
Price: $20 + tax
Hours: 2pm-8pm, rooms start every 2 hours
Additional Notes: rooms can manage 4-10 people. if we don't fill a room, randos may purchase the other spots.
San Antonio Botanical Gardens
What it is: a collection of oddities, wax museum, and a "4D" theater
Price: $20.99 for one attraction, $23.99 for 2, and $28.99 for all 3
Additional Notes: discounts for groups of 12 or more
What it is: 38-acres of gardens. Look at the plant life!
San Antonio Zoo
What it is: A zoo. Look at the animals!
Sister's Grimm Ghost Tour
What it is: 1.5 hour walking tour of downtown San Antonio, with ghost stories.
Tower of the Americas
Additional Notes: Total walking distance is about 1.5 miles
What it is: 750foot-tall tower with observation deck. Also has a 4d movie
What it is: a museum about natural history, science, and south Texas
Additional Notes: Admission looks to be cheaper right now because of construction. That probably means fewer exhibits than usual.
For things we haven't done before, maybe we can visit the Japanese tea garden and an art museum? I dunno. Tell me what you think.
Will check the internet for touristy stuff.
I hope you all get in some sightseeing though!
The Alamo is a short and easy walk down the street. thw river walk is touristy but I still enjoy walking the loop. The only time I went up tower of the americas it was cold cloudy and windy, so I can't say much about that. But the park surrounding it is a cool place to chill. I think the zoo here is really good. And the same bus that takes you there also goes by some museums. If you're on the road the Alamo is on but go the other way past the convention center, there are some strange and artsy shops to explore only a couple blocks up.
Adventure, have fun, and enjoy pax!