Texas Nature & adventure

Our most recommended Texas Nature & adventure

Grapevine: SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium General Admission

1. Grapevine: SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium General Admission

Embark on an underwater adventure and escape to a magical world at SEA LIFE Grapevine. Here, you’ll be offered a wave of underwater adventures with sea animals from around the globe. Encounter more than 5,000 sea creatures and learn about the diversity of marine life. Head to Stingray Bay and be amazed by these magnificent creatures. Then make your way to Rainforest Adventure and explore the mysterious world of the rainforest. Meet SEA LIFE’s two caimans, Mulder and Scully, or if you dare, venture through the Piranha Tunnel. Enter a kaleidoscope of color at Clownfish Caves where you’ll witness underwater cities teeming with fish that come in every shape, color, and pattern. Then learn more about the captivating jellyfish at Jellyfish Discovery and watch them dance through the water. Explore the awe-inspiring Ocean Tunnel where you can take a stroll under the sea. Make sure to enjoy the views as shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you while sharks, rays, and two rescued green sea turtles, Thally and Eddie, glide over your head. Discover the Seahorse Temple and get up close to these mythical creatures as they grip at seagrass with their curly tails and suck up tiny shrimp with their straw-like snouts. Then make your way towards the Interactive Rockpools and see amazing rockpool creatures such sea stars, urchins, anemones, and more. After, get up close with the Moray eel, one of the most fascinating creatures at SEA LIFE Grapevine.

SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio

2. SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio

Explore the magical underwater world at SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio. Immerse yourself in a tropical sea where sharks and rays swim overhead in 155,000 gallons of water. Be amazed by the underwater ocean tunnel. See the aquarium’s largest sharks and fish swim directly overhead for the ultimate shark selfie. Reach in and touch a chocolate chip sea star, sea anemones, hermit crabs, and more. Dive into a shipwreck to spot some of the most unique creatures at SEA LIFE San Antonio. Be mesmerized at a technicolor reef full of live corals, count the schooling bannerfish, and wave hello to beautiful coral fish. Optionally, you may choose to also experience the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio. Surround yourself with LEGO Bricks, take flight on Merlin's Apprentice ride, blast skeletons on Kingdom Quest ride, and see your favorite characters on screen.

Austin: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

3. Austin: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Embark on a 2-hour bike tour of Austin and pedal down to some of the famous spots around downtown and the river front. A local guide will lead you along a route that also takes back streets and hiking trails beloved by locals. Along the way, see why they like to "Keep Austin Weird" in this cultural hub.  The tour begins by going along the famous Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail, Barton Springs Pool area, and Zilker Park. Then, take a stop at the South Congress Avenue Bridge and learn about the largest urban colonization of bats in North America. From there, head towards the new boardwalk for amazing views of the Austin skyline. See Austin's hottest entertainment district, Rainey Street, and learn how it came to be.  Finish your tour by heading up north to the Texas State Capitol, where you'll be able to go inside and admire the famous rotunda. Take time to snap some photos before cruising back towards the shop along the newly renovated Shoal Creek Trail. The tour ends at the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge.

San Antonio: UNESCO World Heritage Missions Tour

4. San Antonio: UNESCO World Heritage Missions Tour

Experience the beauty and history of the great city of San Antonio. Throughout this experience, you will visit several of the Spanish-influenced landmarks on the river, which was named in honor of San Antonio de Padua. Travel to sites such as Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan, and Mission San Francisco de Espada on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. Watch birds and wildlife along the new Mission Riverwalk Hike and Bike Trail, and experience mission life at Mission San Jose and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Visitor Center. Later, view original frescoes at Mission Concepción, before seeing the old Espada Acequia (irrigation system) with its dam and aqueduct which are still in use today. You will also enjoy mission silhouettes with Spanish and Moorish-influenced architecture against the South Texas Sky, which makes for a magical sight.

Austin: Kayaking Tour through Downtown to Barton Springs

5. Austin: Kayaking Tour through Downtown to Barton Springs

Follow your guide on a fun-filled kayaking journey to Barton Springs. Admire stunning views of the downtown Austin skyline. Enjoy a trip that is suitable for beginners, as it includes paddling instruction. Meet your guide and get set up with your kayak, paddle, and life vest. Learn how to paddle before setting off on your kayaking adventure. Capture pictures of Austin from the water. View the Congress Avenue Bridge, which is home to Mexican free-tailed bats. Explore the waters of Lady Bird Lake where you can view the Austin's skyline from afar. Kayak into the crystal clear waters of Barton Springs and search for local wildlife like the Barton Springs salamander. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour.

San Antonio: SeaWorld Skip-the-Line Park Admission Ticket

6. San Antonio: SeaWorld Skip-the-Line Park Admission Ticket

Discover the underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio with animal encounters, shows, and thrilling rides. Get up close to marine life and learn about conservation efforts. Choose the 2-park option to combine your experience with a visit to Aquatica San Antonio or to add a ticket to Howl-O-Scream. Head to SeaWorld to explore the rides and shows this marine park has to offer. Admire killer whales, belugas, dolphins, and sharks, as you learn about these incredible mammals. Experience up-close animal encounters, exhilarating roller coasters, and shows for all ages. Select the 2-park option to enjoy entrance to Aquatica San Antonio. Cool off as you slide next to stingrays, feel the rush on water rides, or simply relax on one of the beaches. This waterpark is fun for the whole family. Select the Howl-O-Scream option from September 16th until October 30th, 2022. Brave dark passageways inside haunted houses and feel the fear as you stroll through the terror-tories within the park. Visit a themed spooky bar to sip on a spooky libation or creepy concoction with a splash of fear. Ride your favorite coaster or attraction in the dark to amp up the thrill before heading to Monster Stomp. Meet the creatures of the night as you are transported to Victorian London to experience another era of terror. Beware of Jack the Ripper as the forsaken streets will soon run red.

Austin: City and Hill Country Non-Stop Tour in a Mercedes

7. Austin: City and Hill Country Non-Stop Tour in a Mercedes

Explore Austin with some real locals, covering 30 miles of interesting sights. Sit back and relax in a 14-passenger Mercedes-Benz sprinter and enjoy Austin's attractions and landmarks. Visit local hangouts, learn about the live music scene, the “Keep Austin Weird” culture, and the city’s extraordinary gastronomic scene. Go to the Six Square District in East Austin, where you'll learn more about Austin’s Black music, arts, and cultural history. Let a local resident be your guide as you discover lively parks, trendy shopping districts, and the Hill Country’s lakes and vistas.

Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour with Hotel Pickup

8. Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour with Hotel Pickup

Embark on a full-day tour from select Downtown San Antonio or Downtown Austin hotels through the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country. Visit the former home of U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson, also known as LBJ Ranch, explore Fredericksburg, stop by Luckenbach, and end your day at a Texas winery. After pickup at your hotel in San Antonio or Austin, head out of the city toward the famous Texas Hill Country. Make your first stop in Johnson City to visit the home where President Lyndon B. Johnson spent his younger years. Continue on to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and have time to explore LBJ Ranch, also known as the "Texas White House." Be sure to stop by the hangar to see LBJ's plane, and view the many exhibitions on site. From there, head down to the charming town of Fredericksburg, a historic German town. While there, have time to shop at boutique stores and enjoy lunch in the square. Be sure to make time to taste some wine at one of the many wine tasting rooms throughout the town, and check out the fascinating exhibits at the National Museum of the Pacific War. This portion of the tour is flexible and you will have time to explore at your own pace. Afterward, experience the magic and music of Luckenbach, Texas, "where everybody's somebody." Step back in time in this tiny Hill Country Town that was established as a trading post in 1849, making it one of the oldest settlements in Texas. Kick back, relax, and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a town known for exuding the Texas state of mind. Enjoy some good ol' country music before heading back to the city. Finally, end your day traveling through Texas vineyards. Learn about the development of the Texas wine industry and even visit one of the area's award-winning local wineries. Tastings are optional and will be an additional fee. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel in either Downtown Austin or Downtown San Antonio.

From Phoenix: Apache Trail & Dolly Steamboat Day Trip

9. From Phoenix: Apache Trail & Dolly Steamboat Day Trip

Come join us on an adventurous tour along the Apache Trail and into the Sonora desert, then take a cruise on Dolly Steamboat through Canyon Lake. Driving into the Superstition Mountains, you will visit Tortilla Flat, a quaint Arizona town with a population of 6! Next, relax on a 90-minute cruise over picturesque Canyon Lake, with its magnificent desert surroundings. Don't forget your camera, as this is the ideal platform from which to snap postcard-perfect landscape photos. Your guide will then lead you into the desert for an explanation of the local flora, including the majestic Saguaro cactus and Arizona's state tree, the Palo Verde.

San Antonio: Aquatica Skip-the-Line Park Admission Ticket

10. San Antonio: Aquatica Skip-the-Line Park Admission Ticket

Head to Aquatica San Antonio and enjoy a fun day for the whole family. With rides, slides, beaches and play areas, there’s something for everyone. Select the combination ticket, and benefit from access to SeaWorld. Spend a day at Aquatica and make the most of the attractions this water park has to offer. Float next to stingrays, feel the rush on water slides, or relax on one of the sandy beaches. Splash about in the play area, and don’t forget to ride the new Tonga Twister. Choose the option including entrance to SeaWorld San Antonio, and enjoy up-close encounters with bottlenose dolphins, killer whales, and other marine animals. Ride thrilling roller coasters, see educational shows, and much more.

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based on 7 reviews

Our tour guide was great driver! He did an excellent job! I saw all the sites I wanted to see! If your here for a visit you should definitely take the tour! Very decent prices too! The Visiter Center is full of great Austin Merchandise to look through, and purchase as well.

A great 1/2 day of learning about the 4 main missions in the San Antonio area (doesn't include the Alamo, which we did a separate guided tour of). Our guide Alex was fantastic. Took a lot of beautiful pictures.

Good experience ! The guy is so polite and know the history about the city and tourist points. It was so fun day !

It was so nice. The tour guide Ben was funny and very knowledgeable. Made us want to move to Houston

Michael was a wonderful guide. My ebike was a dream