When you think of San Antonio, two things automatically come to mind: the Alamo and the River Walk. The River Walk was ... More
When you think of San Antonio, two things automatically come to mind: the Alamo and the River Walk. The River Walk was conceived in 1929. Downtown had serious flood problems and Robert Hugman suggested that the city turn the San Antonio River into an asset rather than a hindrance. Hugman's brainchild has since become the essence of the city. The city's most popular attraction, it is often crowded and filled with children, party goers, tourists and locals. In the heart of the River Walk is an area filled with restaurants, shops and nightclubs, punctuated by fountains and towering Cypress trees. The River Walk is particularly crazy during Fiesta.
Since Hurricane Dolly was on the way they had closed the boat rides so we decided to just walk down the riverwalk. there were no ramps unless you were going to a resturant but on the riverwalk its els did not have any ramps so if you were handicapp you had to go up and own the elevators and miss most of the riverwalk by doing that so we had strollers and we lifted them up and down the stairs and across the sidealk that had the slits in it. If you are in a wheel chair I do not recomend this unless the boat is open. Oh and since the boat wasn't open it was so crowded on the sidewalks so people wetre getting mad at us because we had to lift strollers. But overall a pretty place to go with just adults no kids or strollers. It would be a good honeymoon place.
the Riverwalk is not that family friendly, the whole area seems to aimed for singles losers. At least the increased police presence is improving the crime situation. and the river is thick as mud and plenty of trash so not very impressive.
The riverwalk is my most favorite place to be! It is absolutely beautiful! There is so much to do & see. The atmosphere is wonderful! My husband & I had our honeymoon there & go back every chance we get! The kids love it too. The hotels are pricey, but well worth it. I have been there many, many times & stayed in several different hotels (Marriott Riverwalk is the best) & I've never had a bad experience.
Picture yourself a young very nice looking female traveling for a job related conference.I had reserved a room in advance.Just prior to arriving here,I found out that I had been roomed with a male whom I do not know. The Hotel advised that it is their policy that they would try to place me with another female, only if all parties agreed. I understand everyone involved needs to be comfortable with their stay, but, This guy would not agree to switch. I have never heard of renting a room and then having to share it with anyone male or female.I have never in my life heard of such a policy where a female and a male were placed together due to being overbooked. I will never again stay at this or any hotels related to this franchise.
I can see that for Drury Hotels it is all about money.
The riverwalk is amazing. During the daytime or evening it is breathtaking. The atmosphere and people are just something you son't want to miss if visiting San Antonio. The tower of the Americas is also an attraction you don't want to miss. The most affordable parking is in the city garages marked in green.
Amazing place in the center of a city of more than 2 million people. The architecture, the plants, the colors are awesome. It doesn't seem like America but more European if anything. The San Antonio River is several hundred miles long, but the urban develpoed portion in the city core(Riverwalk) is winding 3 miles of hotels,clubs, cafes,boutiques etc. I was told the city is devloping the Riverwalk for a total of 12 miles linking the musuems,Zoo,parks and other vibrant districts. The Riverwalk will be at a entirely different place soon. I think it will be amzing. Glad i'm only 45 minutes away in Austin.
What two things pop into your mind with you say San Antonio? Cowboys and Steaks? Cowboys and Mexican Food? Mexican's and the Alamo? Well it is all there on the beautiful river of San Antonio. In the middle of this hugh city is a river that has hundreds of large shade tress that cover the river and with sidewalks to give locals and visitors relief from the hot sun. But at night the trees come alive with color. Every tree that covers the river has hundreds of lights in its branches. It is very breath taking at night. Very romantic when you are on the boat ride with the warm breese blowing looking up at these trees. It's as if the city is smiling and happy to be around. There are also several restrants along the river walk. Mexican, American, Italin, etc. There is also a Shopping Mall with three stories of shops and more types of food to pick from. Over Christmas there is a floating Nativity play. This is free to go to, well you do have to pay for parking. Which there are several parking garages just above the river walk. Or you can take the city bus, which will cost too. They also will let you off just above the river walk. Then you can pay to go on the river bardges. They are guided tours and really nice, exp. if the guide is a talker, and mexican, and has a "off" sence of humor then you will have a great time.
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