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When you think of San Antonio, Texas, two things probably come to mind: The Alamo and the city’s famed River Walk. While the Alamo is of course a must-visit for any Texas trip, the River Walk offers enough sights, sounds and eats to spend a whole weekend. Next time you’re in San Antonio, use this handy illustrated map to check out the best attractions the famed stretch of pedestrian waterway has to offer.
San Antonio is the most visited city in Texas, and we’re here to tell y’all that’s for good reason. The city oozes Texas charm, is chock full of history (Remember the Alamo!), and offers no shortage of amazing spots serving housemade guac. The best way to sample it all is through its famous River Walk, a stretch of pedestrian waterway lined with cafes, shops, and boutique hotels. If you go, be sure to check out these essential stops along the walk!
Hotel Havana Oozing with old-school charm, this historic hotel lures guests with it’s retro Cuban flare and colorful common spaces overlooking the buzzing waterway below.
Acenar Duck into this contemporary eatery for some of the best modern Tex-Mex cuisine in town. Don’t miss their famous chile rellenos!
Museum Reach Meet the newest addition to the River Walk! This 1.3-mile stretch of pedestrian waterway leads to the Pearl Brewery area and is framed by native foliage and funky art installations.
Bier Garten Riverwalk This open-air beer garden is the perfect spot for a mid-day cold one paired with traditional German food and costumed, singing waiters.
Go Rio River Cruise: Gather the whole family aboard a river boat and do the River Walk via water. Go Rio offers fun and informative river cruises.
Shops at River Center Peruse 50+ stores housed within the historic Joske Building. Enjoy everything from retail favorites to Jimmy Buffet’s Margartiaville.
Pearl Brewery This former brewery is now home to the city’s hippest restaurants. It offers fun public spaces and an expansive green lawn that kids love.
The County Line Bring a bib when you stop at this BBQ hot spot. The funky roadhouse atmosphere will delight the entire group, as will the hefty, finger-licking platters.
Arneson River Theater Catch an outdoor music or theatrical performance. Arneson River Theater offers the stage on one side of the river and spectator seating on the other.
Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk Just steps from the river, this hotel boasts an outdoor pool and a nice bar and lounge. You’ll be shocked at the size of the rooms!
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