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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (Variable by Program Date)
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
San Antonio today is a vibrant meeting of centuries of crossed paths — Native Americans, Colonial Spain, Germans, Old Mexico, the Canary Islands, the Wild West, the Deep South — and its big, gracious heart pays homage to them all. At the Alamo, hear of Travis’ last stand, barge the scenic River Walk’s urban twists and turns, and put an unexpectedly revealing eye on San Antonio’s past.


• Delve into the 26 ethnic groups that settled the Texas frontier, including Germanic influences in the King William District , and explore a museum holding magnificent artworks by American artists, as well as a new museum full of western art.
• Hear our award-winning master storyteller bring history and folklore alive through riveting tales — some true, some tall — that have been spun from cracker barrels to front porches for centuries.
• Learn how to make the perfect enchilada from a female chef who prepared tacos for a presidential dinner, and then sit down to a full Mexican feast.

Program Notes

You may enjoy a more independent, small group program “Out and About in San Antonio: Culture, Cuisine and Community” (#22003). As a Flex program, this program includes more free time for independent exploration and more meals on your own. Click here to see more Road Scholar programs with the University of Texas at Austin.

Activity Notes

Varies by date. March 6, 2016; October 9, 2016: Moderate – Walking up to one mile, frequent transportation by motor coach. All other dates Active – Walking up to two miles daily, standing 1-2 hours, stairs.

Date Notes
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo is in town. You can buy tickets to see it on your own!4/3/2016
Extend your stay in Texas by enrolling in Program #20562, "On the Road: San Antonio to Big Bend National Park," which starts and ends in the same great River Walk hotel!10/2/2016
Extend your adventure in Texas by enrolling in program #10459 on October 9 to see the Texas Hill Country and Austin! Starts in the same great river walk hotel in San Antonio.

Coordinated by University of Texas at Austin.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
1 Performances


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