We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A perennial favorite”
Review of River Walk

River Walk
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, and The Battle For Texas...
More Info
and up
San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
More Info
and up
San Antonio Holiday Lights Segway Tour
Ranked #1 of 266 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The Paseo del Rio is San Antonio's favorite attraction. You can shop, dine, lounge in a cafe, or simply stroll along and let the strumming mariachi soothe your spirit.
Las Vegas, NV
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“A perennial favorite”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

What's not to like? A spirited, diverse, colorful and topographically unpredictable delight. Something for very nearly everyone. the windings, turns, splits, meanders and more turns make it especially interesting to explore. At night the lights on the water are quite magical.

Visited September 2012
Thank SoItinerant
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

19,728 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Pleasant stroll along the 'river'”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

The shadiness of the Riverwalk makes it a pleasant place to stroll but the sidewalks are too narrow for comfortable 2-way pedestrian traffic unless you're walking single-file, in which case it's difficult to have a conversation. Lots of restaurants along the Riverwalk, we ate at a few and were generally pleased. Very humid when the temperature is up, thank heavens for the breeze that was blowing on parts of it. Local folks along the route handy to direct you to points of interest or, in my case, to a convenient ATM. There was one less busy area of the Riverwalk which had quite a few people that looked dirty & unkempt loitering; we (two women) felt a little uneasy but just kept walking until we were past it, and we were fine, no one accosted us. (NW edge of the "horseshoe")

Visited October 2012
Thank clwilk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Grand Rapids, MI.
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Venice in Texas”
Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Although I have been to both places and seriously don't equate Venice to San Antonio, I still say that this River Walk is a place to visit for anyone. For a couple getting married, or the romantic, wow what a place. My wife and I visited and ate here several times throughout the week. I must warn that on weekends it is quite busy and hard to walk. The restaurants are full too. We did not go on the boats because we felt it was a little touristy.

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jefferson MA
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“The Longer River is Better”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

The River Walk now has an extension that makes the water ride even better, including an experience rising in a lock and dam. The hotels, bars, restaurants and street entertainment make this a can't-miss when visiting San Antonio.

Visited October 2012
Thank RFWright
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
East Coast USA
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Like Disney for adults”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

An oasis for those wanting to just sit back and sip a good margarita (or three.) Plenty of options for food and drink. Mature landscaping and regional architecture make it feel like it's been around for centuries.

Visited September 2012
Thank tuff2pleez
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed River Walk also viewed


Been to River Walk? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing