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San Antonio River

San Antonio, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #11 of 201 Attractions in San Antonio
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Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Scenic river winds through the town of San Antonio.
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Draper, Utah
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102 reviews 102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Actually drove down from Austin so I could enjoy one of the restaurants and ended up spending a couple hours walking and perusing the shops along the way. It was a very nice way to spend the afternoon and evening. If I had more time would have opted for one of the river boats tours also. If you like water,... More

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Harker Heights, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We always have fun at the River Walk. So close to so many places. Many good restaurants in walking area, so many good hotels on the river and close to many attractions. We love going to Buckhorns.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I'd hate to sum up an entire city by one attraction, but the San Antonio's Riverwalk is alone a reason to visit this great Texas city. It's beautiful, swank, hip, rugged, classy, all rolled into one. In addition to the breathtaking views, it's clean, safe, and there's a magnificent boat ride, sort of like a water taxi. There's shops, great... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable evening walking by the river, lots to see, soen great restaurants and shops, Took a boat tour which was informative. ended the evening in a bar watching the world go by.

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Amsterdam
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148 reviews 148 reviews
110 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It's quite unique that the river cross the downtown of San antonio. We took a boat tour. It is fun and very informative. There is a lot of restaurants and bars on both sides of the river that offer you different kind of foods, well pricy.

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I like the fact the river walk are full of restaurant and shops. Nice views and colorful. Disliked: It can be crowded. its hard to walk around people that are slow and stopping to take pictures every 5 minutes. Foods are very expensive.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A main to do when in San Antonio.... The way this is laid out is amazing. So many shops, places to eat, things to see, and also... a great place to sit. And what history... When you are there make sure to check out the Alamo. We have stayed at many hotels and a few bed and breakfast as well.... More

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Schleswig, Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Riverwalk is the best place to while away a day. Sure, you'll sweat yer brians out, but it is such a cool experience. River, shops, people, food, drink, noise, architecture all add up to fun. I never get tired of it.

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Western Ny
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great little stop in TX. Lots of shops and food venues. Enjoyed a ride on the 'river' beautiful history and details.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visited the San Antonio Riverfront recently while on a road trip. Out of all the states that I have visited between NY and CA, San Antonio left the biggest impression on me. The streets are small, intimate and absolutely beautiful. The riverfront offers amazing food options as well as bars. Overall I was super excited to be there and... More

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