The Riverwalk, San Antonio Texas
The San Antonio River Walk is a great place to visit when you’re looking for adult activities. With so many things to do, you can stay occupied for days.
The River Walk The San Antonio River Walk winds through the center of the city. The paved paths and stone bridges are lined with cypress trees. It provides access to all of the cultural hotspots, historic sites, and attractions.
You can choose to take in the serenity by walking along, renting a bicycle, or taking a river cruiser. There are a total of 15 miles worth of sidewalks and paths, providing you with access to the hotels, shops, restaurants, as well as the Alamo.
The Top Attractions There’s something for everyone in San Antonio. When you are looking for an adult getaway, you simply have to decide on the types of things you want to explore.
Art Museums are abundant throughout San Antonio, including Artpace, Briscoe Western Art Museum, and the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Historical sites include the Spanish Governor’s Palace, Marriage Island, the Aztec Theatre, and The Alamo.
The Alamo provides you with 300 years of history and the battle for Texas independence. Guided tours are $15 per person.
Nightlife activities are found everywhere in this area as well. A variety of bars and lounges are sprinkled throughout the River Walk. You can also find a number of live music and clubs, many of which have a Latin flair. Many bars also stock craft beer, allowing you to try some of the local flavors.
There are a few places for you to check out:
- Howl at the Moon
- Jazz TX
- Mad Dogs British Pub
- Tex’s Riverwalk Sports Bar
You will find a lot of shopping on the River Walk. There are shopping malls, boutiques, and an array of unique shopping experiences. La Villita Historic Arts Village and the Historic Market Square should be at the top of your list to visit when you want to bring something special home from San Antonio.
Major events and festivals take place in the area regularly, too. From Fiesta! San Antonio to Culinaria, there's almost always something going on. Check out the calendar of events here.
Best Places to Eat Texan cuisine is known for their beef as well as their bold flavors. Exploring some of the restaurants will allow you to embrace the cuisine. We have listed some of our favorites below.
Café Ole is home to the 60-ounce margarita and offers Tex-Mex cuisine.
Boudro’s Texas Bistro has been identified as one of the best restaurants in the US by Esquire Magazine.
Zocca offers authentic Italian cuisine on the Riverwalk.
The Republic of Texas Restaurant offers steaks as well as a half-pound hamburger.
A full list of dining options at the River Walk can be found here.
Best Places to Stay Many hotels are located directly on the River Walk. The main benefit of staying on site is that it’s easy for you to walk around without relying on public transportation.
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk 303 Blum Street The economy hotel offers a free breakfast every morning. The average hotel room is $129 per night.
Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk 105 S St Mary's Street The mid-range hotel features free WiFi, breakfast, and an evening happy hour. Expect rooms to average $160 per night.
Hotel Gibbs Downtown San Antonio Riverwalk 105 N Alamo Street The upscale hotel has a restaurant and bar on site as well as a fitness center. Rooms cost an average of $199 per night.
How to Get Around You can do a lot of your sightseeing by foot. However, the River Walk area spans a total of 15 miles. You may find it easier to take a taxi or call a ride-sharing company such as Uber or Lyft from your smartphone.
The City Sightseeing San Antonio Hop On/Hop Off double-decker tours are also a great way to see all of the area. A 24-hour pass is $30 per person. You can also combine it with a River Walk Cruise for $40 per person. You can buy the tickets directly from the bus or ahead of time online.