River Walk, Downtown

There may be nothing more romantic than strolling the River Walk hand-in-hand with a significant other or family member, taking in the heart of San Antonio . Cobblestone paths, gardens and patios follow the San Antonio River for 3 miles through the center of town. Take a river cruise or dine at one of many al fresco restaurants, or enjoy other nearby attractions downtown, including museums, galleries and performing arts venues. Go up to the observation deck of the 750-foot Tower of the Americas , where you can see for miles in every direction, or savor a memorable meal in its revolving restaurant. The Alamo and La Villita arts village are both right downtown and Market Square , an authentic Mexican mercado , is nearby, too.  


A world-class spa set in downtown San Antonio , the Watermark Hotel & Spa is a 17,000-square-foot sanctuary offering luxurious treatments by professional therapists. Visit the spa to relax alone or with a loved one, taking advantage of the “Texas Two-Step” couples massage or a signature massage like the one that combines Spanish rosemary with yucca serum to re-energize weary muscles. Also available are body scrubs, body wraps, facials, and nail and salon services.  

Yellow Rose Carriage Co. 

To slow down – literally – and experience San Antonio the old-fashioned way with that special someone, take a horse-drawn carriage ride courtesy of Yellow Rose Carriage Co. Take a tour of downtown or the historic King William neighborhood, make a reservation for your wedding or anniversary, or simply add it to the end of a romantic dinner, letting the sound of horses’ hooves hitting the pavement serenade you and yours.  


Relax with a drink at Zinc in the heart of downtown, where you can sample fine wine and Champagne , vintage ports, specialty cocktails, imported cigars and carefully selected wine-friendly cuisine. With its metallic bar tops and French-bistro design, Zinc combines style and comfort with eclectic elements of the Southwest. A lounge adjacent to the bar area has modern sofas and rustic wood floors, while a courtyard out back provides a serene space away from the city’s bustling streets.   Menger Hotel   The Menger Hotel next to the Alamo was built in 1859 and is a historical landmark. Nearly 150 years of refinements have transformed the 316-room hotel into a masterpiece of elegance and charm. Today, its spacious rooms are tastefully decorated with poster beds and modern amenities, and additional features include downtown’s largest heated pool, Jacuzzi, full-service spa, the Colonial Room Restaurant and the famous Menger Bar, where President Teddy Roosevelt recruited several of his Rough Riders for the Spanish-American War.