San Antonio River Walk
The San Antonio River Walk is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas. Within walking distance of The Alamo, the River Walk is a great place to cool off and enjoy dinner after a tour of the historic Texas monument. Choose from an array of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and local attractions as well as city and museum tour groups.
The River Walk is open every day of the year, including holidays, when parades usually head down the river for hour-long shows complete with live music. It's a great place to visit during the summer as it's conveniently located near many favorite Texas stops, including Sea World and Splash Down, but the fall and winter months are still some of the most fun. Enjoy holiday events, dinner packages, and even a Mardi Gras themed party that takes over the River Walk every February.
Things to Do
River Tours: Choose from a 35-minute informative tour about the history of the river, a fun charter cruise for your party, or a quick taxi ride around the River Walk itself, the San Antonio River Tours have something for everyone
Charlie Wants a Burger: Enjoy over-sized burgers on their riverside patio, and as the ONLY sports bar on the River Walk, this burger joint boasts 11 big screen TVS and daily happy hours
Nothing Bundt Cakes: You can smell the freshly baking cakes along the River Walk, so step inside and enjoy creatively-designed cakes and other sweets in the vintage shoppe
Arts and Craft Shows: Throughout the year, vendors and local artisans will fill the River Walk with their unique, hand-made wares; Enjoy holiday-themed shows and summer arts and crafts festivals as you explore the established stores and restaurants
River Walk Insider Tips
Many of the River Walk events, including the parades, often require tickets. It is important to buy these tickets ahead of time before they sell out.
The River Walk is one of the most crowded places in San Antonio, and with narrow walking paths along each side of the river, it is not very stroller-friendly or wheelchair accessible. To avoid crowds, visit during the off-season of late winter/early spring so you can enjoy the shops and restaurants at your own pace.