The walk along the San Antonio River Walk (also known as Paseo del Río) along the streets of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA can make you feel the freshness in the atmosphere. San Antonio River Walk is today’s one of the most visited spot of San Antonio. While walking on the special-case pedestrian street one speculates a chain of shops, restaurants and bars. These food places have set another trend in the city’s urban fabric. The River Walk we see today has evolved over time mainly after the flood which hit in 1929. After that the plans for the development of this impressive spot started. The main walkway divides in two. The walk takes about 90 minutes and along the way there are several tourists’ attractions i.e. River center Mall, Arneson River Theatre, Marriage Island, La Villita, HemisFair Park, the Tower Life Building, the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Pearl Brewery. During the annual springtime Fiesta San Antonio, the River Parade features flowery floats that float down the river.
The River Walk was also featured in few movies one named Cloak and Dagger. The River Walk inspired Will Roges (American actor) as Well. The San Antonio River Walk draws a large number of tourists every year. This made the development authority to extent the River Walk from Downtown to Mission Espada by several miles.
The town never sleeps and specially gets crowded on weekends. The boat tours are also very informative. The way sun plays off the serpentine paths and river water is simply enchanting. The San Antonio’s River Walk is a gem of an experience. Tourists tend to explore the mystic sides of the walkway and enjoy the experience. Hence, The San Antonio River Walk can be referred as the most happening spot of the city. The reviews as given by people rate this place a 4.4 star out of 5. Do visit and experience on your own.