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River Walk Attractions

Welcome to San Antonio River Walk a public park open all year long! In the center of downtown San Antonio is the famous River Walk built around the San Antonio River. The San Antonio River Walk is 5 miles long and offers much to see and do along the way. The River Walk is located one level down from street level and is surrounded by lush greenery and romantic bridges.

On the River Walk near the San Antonio Art Museum see unique artwork, the grotto, and Fish art along the river. In the center of the Riverwalk near the Alamo and River Center Mall find restaurants, bars/clubs, and hotels to visit.

During the year the River Walk is the center of many events. The top events at the River Walk include river boat parades. Fiesta River Parade and Christmas River Parade are the popular River Walk parades.

The San Antonio River is a big part of San Antonio's history. The area around the river has been the home to Indians, Spaniards, and Canary Islanders. Missions were established in the 1700s to run along the San Antonio River, including the famous Alamo. In the early 1800s Mexicans and Americans also called the San Antonio River home. For more information on the history of the San Antonio River click here.

Top popular attractions on the river walk

The San Antonio riverwalk is nestled amongst shops and great restaurants too. Enjoy nightclubs and bars off the riverwalk for evening enjoyment. Throughout the year many events are held on the San Antonio River Walk.

IMAX Theatre River Center

Enjoy 3D movies at the IMAX Theatre. Kids will enjoy seeing an 3D IMAX movie. Currently featuring: Alamo the Price of Freedom, and many more. Click here for more information on IMAX Theatre RiverCenter.

Aztec Theatre

Brings to you a Texas-sized tribute to country music with the classic country show "San Antonio Rose live." Click here for more information on the Aztec Theatre.

La Villita

San Antonio's first village. It has several shops that's architecture comes from Spanish, Mexican, German, French - influence. La Villita the" little village" also has a couple of restaurants to visit too. Click here for more information on San Antonio's La Villita.

San Antonio Art Museum

See artifacts from Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Rome, China, Japan, Oceania, Europe, America, and Latin America! A collection that covers 5,000 years of civilizations. Traveling to the museum by Riverwalk, you'll see along the way visual pleasing art such as the grotto, and also the F.I.S.H art suspended under a bridge. At night the F.I.S.H. glow! Click here for more information on the San Antonio Museum of Art.

attractions for kids on the river walk

The San Antonio riverwalk is a great place to visit. Kids can find many activities at the San Antonio River Walk. Children will enjoy taking a boat ride on the San Antonio river. See below for more information on boat rides. There are also many things to do with kids near or on the River Walk. Visit these places located a block or less away from the River Walk. The majority of these places are located just street level above the River Walk. Here is a list of some fun places to visit with kids by the River Walk.

Traveling on riverwalk to attractions by river boat rides

Traveling on the River Walk is more fun on a river boat ride! Riverboat rides include River tours and River taxis. The San Antonio Riverwalk is 4 miles long. If you want to cover the entire river walk a nice breezy ride on a Riverboat taxi is recommended. Also available are River boat Tours to give you more of a history of the San Antonio River and information on the River Walk. You can purchase tickets online at Riverboat Rides tickets or in person at the following locations... - Historia (Under Market St. Bridge & Alamo St.) - Clearwater Rivercenter Mall - (Commerce & Bowie St.) - Aztec Theater (River Level Aztec Theater - Crockett & St. Marys St.). Rio Taxi is available 7 days a week from (9:00 am to 9:00 pm). Rio Taxi ticket can also be purchased right on board from the driver. Click here to find out location of pickups for the River Taxi. There are 9 Rio Taxi Stops. For more information go to Riverboat rides on the San Antonio Riverwalk Website.

Things to do on the river walk and places to visit

Enjoy traveling on the River Walk to many places. There is much to choose from. Click here for a detailed map of the Riverwalk and restaurant locations on the river. For more information go to the San Antonio Riverwalk Website.

Attractions

Restaurants

Nightlife - Night Clubs, Bars, Lounges

The Alamo Mexican Food Coyote Ugly
Arneson River Theater Acenar Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub
The Aztec on the River Cafe Ole! Esquire Tavern
Blue Star Arts Complex Casa Rio Mad Dogs
Buckhorn Saloon & Museum - Country Western theme La Magarita Pat O'Briens
Casa Navarro State Historical Park Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery Acapulco Sam's Dance Club
Children's Museum Original Mexican Restaurant Tex’s River Walk Sports Bar in the Hilton hotel
HemisFair Park Pico de Gallo Howl at the Moon
Institute of Texan Cultures Rio Rio Cantina Rivercenter Comedy Club
La Villita Zuni Grill Swing Martini Bar
Instituto Cultural Mexicano Paloma Riverwalk Jim Cullum's Landing
King William Historic District Mexican Manhattan
Spanish Governor's Palace Rita's on the River Coffee Cafes /Ice Cream
Southwest School of Art and Craft Fine Dining Starbucks Coffee
San Fernando Cathedral Biga on the Banks Ben & Jerry's
Steves Homestead Citrus Restaurant in Hotel Valencia Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
St. Paul Square/ Sunset Station Las Canarias in Omni Hotel  
Navarro House Fig Tree Restaurant  
San Antonio Museum of Art Pesca on the River  
Market Square/ El Mercado Texas Food  
Missions Historic Park Boudro's Texas Bistro  
Vietname Veterans Memorial County Line Bar-B-Q  
Tower of the Americas Dick’s Last Resort  
The Texas Adventure Hard Rock Cafe  
  Hooters  
  Little Rhein Steakhouse  
  The Rainforest Cafe  
  Lone Star Cafe  
  The Republic of Texas Restaurant  
  Texas Land and Cattle  
  Saltgrass Steak House  
  Chaps  
  Mediterranean Food  
  Ibiza Mediterranean Patio
Restaurant & Bar in the Hilton Hotel
 
     
  Seafood  
  Joe’s Crab Shack  
  Landry’s Seafood House  
     
  Italian Food  
  Michelino’s Italian Restaurant  
  Paesanos  
  Delores del Rio  
  Zocca  
  German Food  
  Schilo’s Delicatessen  
     
  Irish Food  
  Waxy O'Connor's Pub  
     
  Spanish Food  
  Las Ramblas in Hotel Contessa  
  Achiote in the Grand Hyatt Hotel