The History Of The San Antonio River Walk In 1 Minute

Photo of Mira Milla
9 February 2017

The San Antonio River Walk has been a must-visit location in Texas for years, and there is no questioning why. It’s loved for the beautiful scenery, the appetizing restaurants, and the fact that it’s an enjoyable experience at any time of the year. The River Walk has always been at the top of Texas attractions, and it’s sure to impress any visitor or local.

Just below the streets of Downtown San Antonio lays the San Antonio River Walk, a labyrinth of walkways filled with bars, shops and restaurants spread out on both sides of the San Antonio River. You can’t go to San Antonio and miss the River Walk. It’s a hot tourist spot as well as a great location for residents’ favorite events like Fiesta San Antonio and the annual Murphy’s St Patrick’s River Parade.

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The River Walk is conveniently close to The Alamo, so you can hit two Texas attractions in one day. While experiencing the River Walk during the day is fun – you can walk along the sidewalks and pathways, shop at the many stores or coast down the river on a boat tour – the vibes of San Antonio’s nightlife are just as pleasurable. With a variety of bars and restaurants and the river lit up at night, this location’s scenery is an event in itself. Any time of the day, you are bound to find something to do.

Not only does the River Walk connect to The Alamo, it also leads to many other hot touristy spots. Among them are Museum Reach, Rivercenter Mall and Casa Rio, a riverside Mexican restaurant that’s been serving since 1946. Also, fun fact, the Casa Rio sits on land first granted in 1777 by the King of Spain. That’s one of many fun facts San Antonio’s River Walk holds. Not only is there a variety of activities to do, but there’s also a ton of history in this location.

Wherever you are on the River Walk, whether you’re crossing over one of the many bridges or meandering through the landscaped walkways, you will be immersed in the rich history San Antonio holds.

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