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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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  • We loved spending a couple of days exploring the River Walk. Beautiful area, clean and we felt safe. 
    We loved spending a couple of days exploring the River Walk. Beautiful area, clean and we felt safe.  more »
  • This summer we drove to San Antonio TX from WI. It was so much fun. We went to the River Walk which was so beautiful. They have so many places to eat and things to do. Shopping is great too! It's a... 
    This summer we drove to San Antonio TX from WI. It was so much fun. We went to the River Walk which was so beautiful. They have so many places to eat and things to do. Shopping is great too! It's a...  more »
  • Have not visited for several years. Found the place still clean, well landscaped, plenty of bars/restaurants open. Fun place for a short visit. 
    Have not visited for several years. Found the place still clean, well landscaped, plenty of bars/restaurants open. Fun place for a short visit.  more »
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  • I live downtown and I love the fall evenings when the temperature and the humidity drops ... The San Antonio River Walk is one of the best places to be on the earth... It's even better during the week when everything is chill... I can take my dog Thia out and we don't have to fight the weekend crowds. I love seeing the city at night and I enjoy watching people taking a leisurely stroll along the river with their loved ones... it's fun to be able to grab a bite to eat , listen to some live music... most places along the river are service animal and family friendly!
  • Iconic San Antonio location! The River Walk and surrounding areas are a must-see! Right next to the Alamo and other important historical landmarks. Use the river walk to get around in a shaded and fun way as you tour historic downtown. Plenty of food options to fit all tastes. Great souvenir shops. The River boats give a cool history while you ride and take in the sites.
  • The San Antonio River Walk is a very neat area. All ages can appreciate this area. It’s beautiful day or night. You should visit during both times and see if you have a preference. We like the day, but we often find ourselves doing other things that are closed in the evening, and visiting the River walk at night, but it’s a great spot any time of day. The walkways are right at rivers edge on both sides. Ducks frequent the water. The water level is just beneath sidewalk level and many areas do not have railings and you can be right next to it. However most places you sit and eat will have railings and such. There are a lot of places to eat, or get treats. There’s often live music at a place or 2, and even a drug store for your misc needs. It’s beautiful, classy, a great place for your family, or just you and your significant other. I highly recommend stopping down here if you are passing through. If you plan to, check to see when the next parade of lanterns is. Very cool lit up boats coming down the River.
  • One of the least mentioned ideas for the River Walk - is Hiking. Most of the area is shaded. Adding in bridges, stairs, etc. - you could hike for several miles in the Texas heat and be mostly in t he shade. Then there are lots of restaurants and pubs to choose from. Relaxing format. Perhaps they could use a few more benches or such for older tourists to enjoy the scenery. Very ingenious the way it was created and surely is a boon to the downtown district.
  • Looking down from the top it looked perfect, People were eating, and the food looked so yummy. Others were walking around and that looked very enjoyable as well. We also saw small tour boats on the water that looked fun. However I couldn't find a way to go down there. There are stairs that I couldn't use with my bad knees and we didn't see any elevators. If you know any, please comment and share.

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