The Riverwalk

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The Riverwalk San Antonio Reviews

Africancrab Africanc…
777 reviews
River Cruise, Leisurely Stroll and Great Restaurants Nov 26, 2010
No visit to San Antonio is complete without experiencing the Riverwalk. When one visits San Antonio, it is recommended that one visits the Alamo and do the riverwalk. It is an impressive walk along the river located beneath the bridges and streets of San Antonio. I believe it is about a 2 mile or so walk lined with great restaurants and hotels and the aroma of cafes and delightful cuisines.

On the river are boat rides that take you up and down providing great views. The whole place is touristy and a great crowd drawer. The stroll while leisurely is exhausting if you are not a stroller. You can take a cruise down the river. Watch the ducks and ducklings feeding or just people watch as you are guided down/upstream the river.

Highly recommended. It was very busy during thanksgiving, perhaps a less busier day will provide greater enjoyment of this beautiful attraction.
The Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texa…
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vances says:
You are right on, Harriet. We would always hit San Antone and Riverwalk in February - magnificent on a cool evening with only a smattering of folks. It is usually so jammed you can't appreciate the beauty...
Posted on: Mar 03, 2013
Africancrab says:
Indeed. I wish I had spent more time.
Posted on: Dec 06, 2010
world-traveller123 says:
very neat place
Posted on: Dec 06, 2010
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williamsworld williams…
285 reviews
Great Walk May 27, 2009
The Riverwalk is probably the most visited and the most central part of a San Antonio visit. The Riverwalk is lined with restaurants, hotels, shops, quiet places, photo spots and a wealth of history. It is really a place to be enjoyed by everyone. The best way to find out about this place is to start on the website or just show up and begin walking. You can find everything you need right down here. I would suggest that you stop in the tourist office located right across from the Alamo where you begin your walk towards the Riverwalk fountains. I feel like an idiot as I didn’t get the address. Go in, pick up a map and grab a cold bottle of water, it’s only 50 cents. This office is really cool in that they have some set itineraries for you there. Whether it is a romantic stroll, a historic walk, a sports adventure or whatever, they have all the information you need to make it happen. The people are really friendly as well.

You can actually spend hours walking the Riverwalk. Some must sees along the way, the statue of San Antonio, the La Villita , which was San Antonio's first neighborhood. Now, it is home to many stores including unique art galleries, crafts, jewelry and clothing stores. It also is home to many delicious restaurants which enrich the experience with the taste of San Antonio. The large hotels that dot the way, The Alamo, just off the walk, the water fountains, the Hard Rock Café, the tour boats, I like to wave at the people as they go by to see how many will wave back. Kind of like at the zoo. The Rivercenter shopping mall has all the major dept stores and good eats as well as so much more. There are plenty of websites out there, so Google away.
The map of the area
Looking down a quiet part of the R…
One of the many fountains
One Bridge and great it was
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sapphiresunbeam sapphire…
3 reviews
Walk the Riverwalk and experience SA Jul 14, 2008
Ernie Pyle once descried the River Walk as "The American Venice" and I can understand why. In fact, I found the Riverwalk in San Antonio to be less commercialized and actually more peaceful than parts of Venice were. I spent a couple days in SA with my mother, and we spent part of that time walking the Riverwalk. Although many of the restaurants are overpriced and not worth the time or money, the walk itself is lovely, romantic, and peaceful. When my mom returned home, I actually went and walked the Riverwalk myself, just people-watching, taking pictures, and breathing in San Antonio.

I highly recommend experience the Riverwalk - be unafraid to jump on and off the walk - using one of the many stairs that lead you up to the main streets of the city. One definite stop is to visit La Villita, with it's little Spanish shops and beautiful handmade crafts.

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