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San Antonio River, San Antonio

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#1 of 150 in Nature in Texas
A river walk along San Antonio River begins in downtown San Antonio and features shops and restaurants with outdoor seating. The Alamo is located along the river, as are four other 18th-century Spanish missions. Consider taking a boat tour of the river through the heart of downtown. The river was first documented in 1535 and its banks hosted many battles during the Texas Revolution, when both sides attempted to use the waterway as a blockade. Make San Antonio River part of your personalized San Antonio itinerary using our San Antonio itinerary planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Spent 4 days in the area. It was not only beautiful but very educational. I enjoyed the area so much.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Lots to see and experience, but if you want to enjoy it better, make sure to either go early in day or later in the evening, during the day it is like hearding cattle.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    It's not too humid at the Riverwalk, about 87 yet you can get tired and thirsty. Hannah and myself than went by Iron Cactus which is by the edge of the river. We sat outdoors on Iron Cactus patio so w...  more »

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To be at the heart of San Antonio's buzzing atmosphere and attractions, stay along the city's River Walk. Lined with hotels of all levels, the area is known for excellent dining and nightlife, and is close to all of the city's main sights. While this area tends to be pricier than other neighborhoods, it is the best option for those traveling without a car who want to take full advantage of their vacation time in San Antonio. For a more rustic experience, venture outside of the city limits to stay at one of the old-world guest ranches that dot the beautiful countryside.
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