Activities

Our afternoon at HD Summit is dedicated to optional networking in a structured, but unorthodox, way. Best of all, you will share the experience with clients, peers, and colleagues. Get to know them in small group settings and one-to-one. After all, people want to do business with people they know and trust.

Transportation will depart from the porte cochere. Groups should meet in hotel lobby.

18 HOLES AT LA CANTERA RESORT COURSE

$130 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The par-72 course spans nearly 7,000 yards and features five sets of tees on each hole to accommodate golfers of all skill levels. Play against breathtaking views of San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and the scenic Texas Hill Country. The course also includes many natural water features, swift running streams, magnificent live oak trees, limestone rock outcroppings, and 75 dramatic white sand bunkers. All golfers will start and finish at the same time in this shotgun start.

Note: Limited spaces are available. Club rental is additional.

Recommended attire: Golf attire.


BAGS AND BREWS

$150 12:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Would you like a completely unique Texas experience? Come see us at Bags & Brews. Sit in our design studio and design your own handbag, shop from our current selection or come on back and have a handcrafted Texas draft beer and watch while the bags are being made.

Becky Feeley, the founder of Bags & Brews had had it with cheap, flimsy, mass-produced bags. “In the winter of 2010, I decided that I wanted to make better handbags. I wanted to design an everything bag. Something that said different things to different women. It had to be, first and foremost, well-constructed and made with exceptional materials. Then it had to be beautiful and multi-textured.

NOTE: The transfer from the hotel takes approximately 40 minutes.

Recommended attire: Casual attire.


CAVERNS AND CABERNETS

$175 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy two of Texas Hill Country’s favorites: Natural Bridge Caverns and Dry Comal Creek Winery. The Natural Bridge Caverns are the largest known commercial caverns in the state of Texas. Embarking on a Discovery Tour, you will be introduced to an underground world of natural beauty and amazement. Travel through a half-mile of the most spectacular show cavern in the state, 180 feet below ground. You’ll also experience awe-inspiring, ancient formations, centuries in the making and still growing today.

Once you’ve worked up a thirst, indulge in a treat at the nearby Dry Comal Vineyards. You can enjoy free time to relax and a wine tasting of Dry Comal’s favorite varieties in the Texas Hill Country at this award-winning, family-owned boutique vineyard.

NOTE: The transfer from the hotel takes approximately 40 minutes. Walking distance is equivalent to ¾ mile including stairs.

Recommended attire: Closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes recommended as it may be slippery in the caverns. Casual attire and light jacket recommended.


COOKING WITH BLANCA

$180 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Blanca Aldaco is the owner and mastermind behind the authentic Aldaco’s restaurants, a favorite destination for San Antonians eager to savor the unique Avocado Margaritas, Traditional Chicken Enchiladas and the Original Pastel Tres Leches. Her contributions have helped bring national recognition to San Antonio as the undisputed capital of Mexican food.

Come join Blanca for a hands-on Mexican culinary experience. Learn great techniques as you take the ‘Tortilla 101’ Cooking Demonstration. Margaritas included!


DESIGN TOUR OF LA CANTERA RESORT AND SPA

FREE 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join some of the team from Looney & Associates, the masterminds behind the redesign, on a tour highlighting the transformation of La Cantera Resort & Spa.

NOTE: Space is limited, so please be considerate of your fellow attendees and only register if you plan to attend.

Recommended attire: Casual attire, comfortable walking shoes.


MISSION RIVER KAYAK

$200 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Come paddle down the San Antonio River through the San Antonio Missions National Park. Explore nature and history at the same time as you navigate the river that gave life to the city. You will almost forget that you’re paddling a kayak just a few miles south of bustling downtown. While most people are familiar with the city’s River Walk, fewer know this stretch, which runs eight miles from Roosevelt Park to Mission Espada, passing Missions Concepción, San José, and San Juan along the way.

Recommended attire: Footwear that can get damp, athletic attire and light windbreaker or jacket.


MISSION TRAIL CYCLING

$175 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

What better way to see historic San Antonio than by bicycle? Enjoy a sampling of San Antonio with an emphasis on history, architecture, and culture as you ride along.

San Antonio boasts the largest concentration of missions in North America and the tour will begin at Mission San Juan followed by a leisurely bike ride along the Mission Hike & Bike Trail on the southern reach of the San Antonio River.

NOTE: The transfer from the hotel takes approximately 40 minutes.

Recommended attire: Closed-toe shoes and comfortable, athletic attire recommended.


SAN ANTONIO AT A GLANCE

$150 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

From modern museums to Old World missions and architectural wonders, San Antonio—the most visited city in Texas—is bursting with enough cultural history and character and charm. Begin your journey with a self-guided tour of The Alamo, the first and most famous mission. Named a World Heritage Site in 2015, it is known as the Shrine of Texas Liberty and attracts over 3 million visitors annually. Tucked quietly below street level just steps from the Alamo is the San Antonio Riverwalk. Also known as Paseo del Rio, it is the largest urban ecosystem in the nation offering 15 miles of meandering trails and lush landscape along the San Antonio River. Covering 1.5 miles of the river, a River Cruiser tour will enlighten you with an entertaining narrative of the Riverwalk’s rich history.

NOTE: The transfer from the hotel takes approximately 40 minutes. Photography is prohibited inside The Alamo.

Recommended attire: Casual attire, comfortable walking shoes.


SEGWAY SAN ANTONIO

$250 12:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Without doubt one of the most popular tours and the one that people rave about the most. The ultimate downtown San Antonio & Riverwalk Experience covering everything from the Theater District to Main Plaza, La Villita and Hemisfair Park! But what makes this tour so special is a visit to a secluded part of the Riverwalk into the King William District, a gorgeous neighborhood dating back to the 1850s.

Recommended attire: Closed-toe shoes, such as sneakers, required for safety.


SPORTING CLAY SHOOTING

$250 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The San Antonio Gun Club is the oldest active gun club in the country and the only shotgun shooting facility in the heart of a metropolitan city. The Club specializes in American skeet, trap, NSCA 5-stand, international trap and skeet.

San Antonio Gun Club offers a state-of-the-art five stand sporting facility that will certainly challenge all shooters. Five stand is similar to sporting clays but is configured to take advantage of a smaller target presentation area.

Recommended attire: Athletic Shoes or Boots, Long Pants or Jeans, Windbreaker or Light Jacket


WEST CREEK HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE

$180 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm OR 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Horseback riding is a fun and exciting sport that has many physical, mental, and emotional benefits including the rare opportunity to develop a strong connection with such a magnificent animal. The back of a horse is also a wonderful seat for you to experience all the beauty that nature has in store. All of the trail leaders are professional riders and have years of experience working with horses. They will teach you everything you need to know about connecting with your horse, setting up the saddle, how and when to pull on the reins, and how to position yourself for a safe and comfortable ride.

Recommended attire: Closed-toe shoes and comfortable, casual attire recommended.


WORLD HERITAGE MISSION TOUR

$130 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

San Antonio boasts the largest concentration of missions in North America. In the 18th century, the Spanish empire established five Catholic missions along the San Antonio River, to extend its reach from Mexico. Recently these missions have received the honor of a World Heritage Site Designation. On this tour, you will learn the rich history of all five of San Antonio’s Missions, including visits to Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan and Espada.

NOTE: The transfer from the hotel takes approximately 40 minutes.

Recommended attire: Casual attire, comfortable walking shoes.