Deep in the heart of San Antonio lies an urban oasis of lush backdrops, paved pathways, arched bridges made of stone, picturesque waterfalls and the welcome cool shade of cypress trees lining the smooth flowing water of the San Antonio River. The San Antonio Riverwalk is a meticulously landscaped 2-1/2 miles along the river from The Alamo through the downtown district of all the best dining, shopping, museums and architecture.
A level below the automobile street and a world away, the Riverwalk is a scene to absorb and from it you can access The Rivercenter Mall, The San Antonio Museum of Art, The Pearl Brewery, and dozens of boutiques, eateries, bars, and attractions.
So many dining options you’ll have a hard time deciding. You can find Old World, Italian, BBQ, French fine dining, and of course, Tex/Mex. This is the place to find the very best fajitas, enchiladas, and chile rellenos North, South, East, aaand West of the Pecos! The Iron Cactus Agave Bar Room features more than 100 kinds of tequila.
The Rivercenter Mall is home to more than 100 retail shops, restaurants, movie theaters and the Marriott Hotel. With your favorite stores from Macy’s and Hot Topic and specialty shops like Life in Alamo City and The Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop you will find this an ideal location for a shopping bonanza.
You can walk along the River enjoying the scenery and stopping at your leisure at the fine shops, restaurants and museums. You also have the option of biking, or renting a segway for your trek up and down the beautiful riverbanks. For a very relaxing treat, reminiscent of an Old West Venice, you can cruise along the waterway in a boat. You’ll float along past the Alamo, The San Fernando Cathedral, and La Villita, San Antonio’s first neighborhood. Your guide on the river cruise will share area history and point out all the highlights along the way.
There are plenty of hotels right along the Riverwalk too, so you can stay where you play and have quick and easy access to all the galleries, dining and night-life the Riverwalk has to offer, plus enjoy the view from your room. The Omni La Mansion del Rio is a Spanish style Hotel that really captures the areas culture, plus they have an indoor pool with dive-in movies, a spa and fitness center and they are famous for the Sunday Champagne Brunch. Overlooking the Riverwalk and only three blocks from the Alamo its an ideal location for experiencing all the best of the San Antonio Riverwalk.