San Antonio River

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San Antonio River
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Scenic river winds through the town of San Antonio.
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875
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top banana
Ormond Beach, FL56 contributions
My accommodations were directly on the Riverwalk although on the southerly and less traveled section. Very interesting how they constructed a repair shop and docking station under the streets and parking lots near where I stayed. I found the stroll to be refreshing and cathartic but it can get hot in the middle of the summer. It is truly easy to access the downtown restaurant, convention and shopping centers if you are willing to walk only a couple of miles each way. No Uber needed.
Written June 5, 2022
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Kcat2028
Colorado4 contributions
It was beautiful in the morning! lots of ducks!
Try not to fall in. loved every bit of the city. On my last day in the city we woke up at 3AM in the morning to go to the air port and the employees at the air port weren't there which was frustrating.
Written August 1, 2022
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kwagmeister
Newburgh, IN1,539 contributions
To maximize your San Antonio River experience, take a boat tour (open during covid now - you’ll just have to wear a mask). Then get out and walk up one end and down the other. You’ll have plenty of options for lunch (or dinner) and places to stop and give your feet a rest.
Unfortunately covid has impacted many of the establishments - some have closed, others have adjusted their hours. Hopefully they’ll come back — with a little luck and a lot of support.
The river and it’s ‘riverwalk’ add enormously to the charm of the city.. it’s easy to spend a day exploring that area.
Written December 6, 2020
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Dan F
Gause, TX461 contributions
This used to be the shining star in downtown SA, but COVID has sure set them back. There are no water taxis running so that makes it almost impossible to really enjoy the ambiance and the entire river walk.

Come on...let people on the boats and make them wear masks. That would be fine. If anyone feels it would not be safe, then they certainly do not have to board! After all, this is in the open air. I think somebody has over reacted to the situation and has therefore really dampened the experience.
Written October 22, 2020
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Ronald H
7 contributions
This amazing small river winds it’s way through downtown San Antonio. But don’t be fooled just because it is in the downtown city area. The river sits below the downtown area and once you go down to the river level you feel like you stepped back in time. There are boat rides to for small, medium or large groups with experience guides which will take you through the entire route and explain the history,. Plus if you prefer a nice hike there is a walk way which covers most of the river. Finally there are restaurants galore in small section of river walk which can be accessed by most of the hotels downtown. Don’t miss this one while visitingSan Antonio.
Written August 1, 2022
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scotrat
Dallas, TX22 contributions
Family
I have lived in Texas all my life and now it’s safe to say every large metro area is filled with homeless drug addicted people. These large city’s seem to all be magnets to the downtrodden and social misfits, I was in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio this week and these people are everywhere. They are not as aggressive in San Antonio yet I will attest to that., but many walking around mumbling and looking disheveled, very sad.

Very sad please help any organizations that are trying to address and help these people.
Written March 13, 2020
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TravelCritic1985
New York City, NY114 contributions
Friends
The Riverwalk along the San Antonio River is one of the best places in the city. It is enjoyable year around and expanding every year. Currently there much (too much to enjoy) work going on.
Written March 5, 2020
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Cadbanker
Fremont, MI933 contributions
Couples
Walked all over the river both on the street level and on the Riverwalk. Very colorful flowers and mature trees are spread throughout the river banks. The tile mosaics tell very interesting stories. Many walkable bridges allow you to cross the river whenever you want. Recommended.
Written March 4, 2020
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Garlan P
San Saba, TX75 contributions
I always enjoy visiting the Riverwalk despite the large crowds that ascend there on weekends. It seems like there's always something new and exciting going on. From festive crowds in the evening to peaceful strolls in the morning, I always seem to find another previously undiscovered gem every time I visit.
Written March 3, 2020
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Ruth F
Portland, OR405 contributions
Couples
San Antonio‘s river walk is quite lovely. Whether it’s cool outside or blazing hot this calming relaxing area is wonderful to take a stroll through. Lots of restaurants to enjoy shops to Peru’s through and a great place for people watching.Take a stroll and be sure to take some time to sit in one of the outside cafés have a cocktail watch people walk by with smiles of enjoyment on their faces.
Written March 1, 2020
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