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The San Antonio River Walk, San Antonio

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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. Take a look at our San Antonio vacation planner to schedule your visit to The San Antonio River Walk and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Riverwalk is a lovely memory for us from San Antonio. The park, the amphitheater, shops and restaurants - and moreover the beautiful banks with tall trees and birds are a lovely place for the tour...  read more »
  • The riverwalk is a beautifully maintained hiking trail along the San Antonio river. It is very cosy, clean and nice and cool on a hot day (as far as this is possible with the heat in Texas) The restaurants vary in quality and price. Especially at night comes to life and there is lots of fun. Sure do if you were in San Antonio are!
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  • The Riverwalk is a beautiful extensive maze of walkways along the river in beautiful SAN Antonio. We absolutely loved walking these clean, safe, well-kept walkways!! 
  • On some level the River walk reminds me of a Disney attraction - but I love it. Lush, green and beautiful it has a distinct Texas - Spanish flavor. Wedged between the Streets of San Antonio Businesses on either side and down it's full length it has some shops and many restaurants and bars along the way. During our two day stay we enjoyed sitting along the river each evening while we ate dinner and watched boats drift by. Little ducks to, of course. I absolutely love the high-arched bridges, tall old trees and pretty gardened edges.
  • The river walk is a major draw for visitors and locals. It has almost every type of food available in San Antonio. It is very family friendly. There are several options for parking and taxis or buses are available. There's live music and several eateries also have live or recorded music. The prices are just slightly higher than other parts of San Antonio.
  • The best tourist destination in all of Texas. Be sure to tip your barge driver. Their primary income is tips which is why they work hard to please you. These days the River Walk is much more than just the original horseshoe bend down town. There are long walks to the north and south. To the south it becomes a great place for bike ride. To the north you can take the river taxi to the Pearl for some fantastic high end restaurants.
  • Unique, one of a kind experience. Ride a barge, learn about the local history and culture, and enjoy a meal riverside at one of the many available restaurants. They are also expanding the River Walk to the north with new shopping centers and restaurants. Great night life opportunities!
  • Definitely a tourist place. With that said, I did like the environment and scenery. It was nice being mostly shaded. Plenty of choices for food and shopping. The boat tour was well worth the money/wait. Really the only bad part is parking. It can be a real pain to find somewhere to park if you are not staying in a hotel on the river.
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