A Stroll along the San Antonio Riverwalk
Every year around 27 million travelers from all over the world visit the city of San Antonio, in the south of the state of Texas in the United States. San Antonio, which is located about 150 miles north of Mexico, offers tourists various options to enjoy. Without a doubt, one of the most popular in the city and even the state is The Riverwalk.
The best way to see all the sights of the city is by rental car since it’s easy to drive in San Antonio, and more so with GPS, especially since taxis there are expensive.
An interesting fact about the San Antonio Riverwalk is that the network of paths covers 2.5 miles along the shores of the San Antonio river. There are waterfalls, stone bridges, cypresses, and canals that lead to historic parts of the city where the first Spanish colonists arrived to this territory.
Thanks to the preservation of antique buildings we are still able to visit places such as the La Villita Historic Arts Village, with a concentration of restaurants, boutiques, souvenir shops and art galleries from the 19th century. Or the Hotel Drury Plaza in the building that once housed the National Bank of the Alamo, an art-deco skyscraper from 1929. It’s also worth taking a trip through the Rio Hotel Omni Mansion located on College Street, in the building that used to be St Mary’s School in 1857. And if you are walking the whole Riverwalk on foot there are 2 antique breweries, Pearl and Lone Star, which were built along the San Antonio River in 1883 and 1884 respectively.
Another interesting place to visit along the Riverwalk is Mission Reach. It’s in the south of the city in the section of Eagleland and offers walking and biking paths, picnic and recreation areas, walking bridges, and visits to colonial missions such as Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada.
Riverwalk also boasts a great many places to eat. Those looking to enjoy a plate of Tex-Mex cuisine can visit Ácenar: Hotmex Coolbar, Café Ole, Casa Rio, or La Paloma Riverwalk. Those who prefer barbecue can take a trip to The County Line, The Granary ‘Cue & Brew y Q, or many others. Fans of contemporary southeastern cuisine have Biga on the Banks and Boudro’s. Lovers of Italian food can choose between Il Sogno, Paesanos, and Zocca. And for those wishing to dine elegantly Riverwalk offers spectacular restaurants with AAA Four Diamond ratings such as The Fig Tree, Las Canarias, Mokara, and Citrus.
Those visiting in rental cars should know that nearby there are several multi-level garages and more than 2,000 on street parking spaces where you can safely leave your rental car.
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