The San Antonio River Walk, San Antonio

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A network of walkways along the San Antonio River, The San Antonio River Walk winds its way under a series of bridges. Lined with bars, restaurants, and shops, the walkways offer a different perspective of the city, away from the traffic buzzing one level above. You can explore most of the city's main tourist attractions by following this network of pedestrian-friendly sidewalks--without having to worry about parking or getting stuck in commuter traffic. In many sections, no safety fences separate the sidewalks from the water, so be cautious, especially with small children. Our San Antonio trip itinerary planning app makes visiting The San Antonio River Walk and other San Antonio attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • When we arrived in San Antonio we went directly to the Riverwalk because we heard so much about it. I’ve was enchanting and amazing and overwhelming all at the same time. One point is to keep your dir...  more »
  • This is a great place to kill an hour or a couple days. You can just stroll all day long. Lots of shops, restaurants and just relaxing places to stop and people watch.  more »
  • Was in San Antonio on bussiness, heard so much about the Riverwalk that I had to visit before going back home. I loved it. You can do so much there. Restaurants, shops, boats, toursims. Too bad I didn...  more »
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  • So many things you can do here, I had experience the boat tour which is really good. Variety of restaurant to choose from. Public restrooms located in certain area. Guide map everywhere which I really need since I'm not a local. Must be very nice when the lights are on or during there fiesta but I just went on regular days. Hope I can come back I would love to 😉
  • Very cool atmosphere. We visited on a Friday night, not too crowded at all. I think a Spurs game was going down though, so that might be why the crowd was a little on the thin side. There were Christmas carolers riding around on the boats, there were rides on those boats for I believe 12 bucks for an adult. Sorry I don't remember how much the kids were but Military was 9 bucks. The mall seemed okay. Everyone told me to use the malls parking lot. It was like five bucks for the first hour and a dollar more for every twenty minutes after that. Weird. We got some advice from someone we talked to, they told us that some nearby underpass has parking for three dollars all day. If you find that place, send me a freaking grid coordinate. Nice, mellow atmosphere. Good place for a little stroll on the old block.
  • Very cool place located in downtown with tons of shopping and food options. A relaxed atmosphere with beautiful scenery. You can go to relax and watch the ducks or boats float by or walk around and see all the sights and stores. Or take a boat ride yourself and see it all. A very cool place to hang out.
  • The line was really long since the morning and night. We did get to ride on the boats at night which I have to say was such a beautiful choice because of the lights. Would definitely want to come back probably during Christmas time but it was just beautiful. Aside from the waiting even though they were closed in the ticket booths, it was definitely worth it and very romantic when you have a date. Love it!
  • At this time of year it’s very pretty with the Christmas list. Besides walking thru busy traffic on a weekend night it is a beautiful place to visit. The food trucks are amazing, we got some ice cream cones and my kids were super excited to have the best ice cream that they have tasted. To me unless they are having family friendly events I don’t recommend kids at night. The restaurant are very fine and dine so make sure you have plenty of $$$.

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Where to stay in San Antonio

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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