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San Antonio, Riverwalk, TX
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  • River Walk at San Antonio, Riverwalk

San Antonio Riverwalk - Venice of the Wild West

Adding to the vibrancy and culture of San Antonio, Texas, the San Antonio Riverwalk, or Paseo Del Rio, is a public urban park winding along the banks of the San Antonio River. Nestled slightly beneath the city, the 15-mile Riverwalk is lined with restaurants, museums, galleries, bars, shops, and landmarks. The sprawling park connects attractions like the Alamo, Pearl Brewery, Arneson River Theater and the San Antonio Museum of Art. Steeped in history dating back to the 1920s, Riverwalk has seen significant development throughout the years, now housing the Rivercenter Mall and an IMAX movie theater. Described as "The American Venice" of the Wild West, hop on a gondola or boat ride to sail around San Antonio. The famed walkabout is the hub for all celebrations, parades during Fiesta, Christmas and seasonal events, and the lifeline of San Antonio.

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Hours

 
  • Open year round. Hours vary per attraction
  • Boat rides available daily from 9 am - 9 pm
 
 

Prices

  • Free
 

Events

  • Bud Light Stars, Stripes, & Lights
  • Mardi Gras Arts & Crafts Show
  • Holiday Artisan Shows
 
 

Activities

  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Live Street Music
  • Tours
  • Nightlife
  • Boat Rides
 

FAQs

  • What is the San Antonio River Walk?

    The San Antonio River Walk is an urban walkway winding along the banks of the San Antonio River. Lined with restaurants, shops, bars, museums, and landmarks, stroll around the River Walk for a fun-filled day of shopping, dining and live entertainment from day to night. Holidays at River Walk usually include parades and fireworks on the water.
  • What is the history behind the San Antonio River Walk?

    In Texas, water has been and still is a lifeline for residents. The San Antonio waterway was once used to supply water to the missions, specifically The Alamo. Due to massive flooding in 1921, plans were made to transform the area into an urban park, and in the late 1960s, plans were made to develop what it is today. By the late 1990s, the San Antonio River Walk was expanded to include more of the downtown area. Today, River Walk spans 15 miles of restaurants, shops, bars, and entertainment.
 

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