The San Antonio River Walk is the number one tourist attraction in Texas, which is pretty amazing considering all the things there are to do in the state. I wonder if Congressman Maury Maverick and Mayor C.K. Quin had any idea that their little project in 1939 to raise $75,000 to leverage the WPA funds needed to start the work on the river would be so successful.
The River Walk consists of two parallel sidewalks separated by canal. Each sidewalk is lined with restaurants and shops and decorated with many floral displays. Some of the major draws to the River Walk area are the Alamo, Rivercenter Mall, and the San Antonio Museum of Art among other things. Also, throughout the year the River Walk is home to many festivals and specialized events. So, there is always something exciting going on.
The River Walk has a little bit of something for everybody. It has the river walk boat rides that I am sure children will enjoy as well as those adults that might be a little tired from walking. For those history buffs among us, the Alamo is right there for everybody to see. Plus, any night owls out there, there are plenty of places to go including many clubs and bars to keep you entertained. Last but not least if your purse or wallet is feeling too heavy you can lighten your load by spending some of your cash at the many shops along the way.
Karen and I really enjoyed our time at the River Walk. There are all sorts of little stairways leading underneath the street. We admired the architecture and beautiful bridges and wound our way all along the river. We are not that much into shopping, but it was fun to walk up and down the sidewalks just people watching and finding good restaurants to eat at.
The River Walk is located at 200 South Alamo Street
River Walk is a public park open 365 days a year
For more information on the River Walk check out their website at http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/