Riverwalk & Riverwalk Mall, San Antonio

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    The Riverwalk (Pase del Rio)

    by basstbn Written Jan 23, 2006

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    The River Walk may well have surpassed The Alamo as San Antonio's top tourist draw. At least it seemed like it when we were there. Originally dubbed the Yanaguana by the Payaya Indians, this horseshoe-shaped area of the river is now home to myriad shops, restaurants, and clubs. The atmosphere is heightened by the towering trees, flowering vegetation, sidewalk cafes and river cruisers.

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    The River Walk

    by Tom_Fields Updated Sep 29, 2005
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    Surely one of San Antonio's best-known landmarks, this stretch of the San Antonio River snakes its way through downtown. The busiest parts are crammed full of shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. But other, quieter parts are very serene and peaceful, with no crowds. It's best to explore all of it, if you can.

    If you tire of walking, take a boat ride (see the web site below for phone numbers), or just sit and hang out. Listen to one of the strolling mariachi bands. Window-shop. The River Walk never gets really old.

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    Feed the ducks on the Riverwalk!

    by Jefie Written Aug 26, 2005

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    We made friends with Romeo and Juliet!

    If you eat at one of the restaurants on the Riverwalk, pick a table by the water and have fun feeding the ducks! They're San Antonian ducks so they love nacho chips! Just don't overdo it - I didn't see any signs saying we weren't allowed to feed them but it still can't be all that good for them...

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    River boat cruises

    by Jefie Updated Aug 17, 2005

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    River boat cruises in San Antonio

    Cruises on the Rio San Antonio start at the Rivercenter Mall and take you on a 40 min tour of the River Walk area. Along the way, your guide will give you lots of information about the history of the city and things to do along the River Walk so although it might not be the most exciting thing you get to do on your trip, it's still a pretty good way to kick off your visit to San Antonio.

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    River Walk

    by KimberlyAnn Updated Jul 25, 2005

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    River Walk, or the Paseo Del Rio lies 20 feet below street level, and follows the riverbanks routing you for 2.5 miles through a winding tree lined area with specialty shops, art galleries, and sidewalk cafes. This area symbolizes the beauty and romance of the city and is worth strolling through even if you are not a natural shopper. Since River Walk lies below street level, you are able to get away from the busy traffic of the city. Arched bridges connect the two sides of the river, so that one never has to venture up to the street level. Part of an urban renovation project five decades ago, this area is now a top San Antonio attraction. Be sure to eat at least one meal in the area.

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    Riverwalk

    by Jannacle Updated Jul 9, 2005
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    I have mentioned that I am a fan of the Riverwalk. What I enjoy so much about it is the atmosphere. It is very casual and the foliage is always so beautiful. There is just something about eating dinner on a rock path next to a winding river with a band playing and couples walking by holding hands. There are often boat parades and different fesitivals to enjoy. Most oft he hotel on the riverwalk are nice and some are historical. I recommend any of the marriotts on the riverwalk (We always stay in a Marriott) and also The Hilton Palacio Del Rio, The Watermark Hotel and Spa ($$), The Drury Inn Suite Hotel, and The Hawthorne Suites Riverwalk. The restaruants are usually all very good but I suggest trying something some Tex-Mex or some Texas Bar B-Q while your in San Antonio, I recommend EZ's Brick Oven and Grill for Mesquite Bar B-Q and Casa Rio for real Mexican food ( the oldest restaurant on the Riverwalk.) Go to Bayous River side if you like Cajun food! You can often find craftmakers on the walk and my Mother-In-Law found the cutest souvenir. A hispanic man hand carved a tiny alligator for her husband (He's Cajun.) out of stone as she watched. It was very well done and was able to carve almost anything requested. Definately take a boat ride. The price is resonable and it's a must in my book. It's especially romantic in the evening. I know I've crammed a lot in but San Antonio is an original spot and the Riverwalk is one of the things that makes it special so take the time to stop by and see it if you can.

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    San Antonio River Walk

    by geeyook Written May 23, 2005

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    River Walk

    El Paseo del Rio or River Walk is the most charming area of San Antonio. This area was prone to floods and many wanted to pave the river over. Instead it was saved in 1914 when it was converted to a park. Today San Antonio River Walk is lined with many great restaurants, bars, and hotels.

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    Walk along the river

    by kyoub Written May 23, 2005

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    Most everyone that visits San Antonio wants to go see the riverwalk.

    You can walk on both sides of the river. The sidewalks are lined with restaurants, bars, shops, and hotels.

    A marvel of nature and inguinity, it has inspired and enriched the lives of its neighbors as well as its visitors for centuries.

    It gets very crowded on week-ends plus it is hot and humid down below street level.

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    Riverwalk - Downtown - San Antonio, Texas

    by cmgierbolini Written May 19, 2005

    Riverwalk is very beautiful and located in downtown San Antonio, Texas. It is mostly shops and restaurants with a river running through it. It is an all day affair to be there! There are so many unique shops and theres also regular mall type stores too. Plus there are so many different kinds of restaurants! Also, the Alamo is a short walk away. So downtown San Antonio, Texas is a must see when in he area!

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    River Walk (Paseo Del Rio)

    by caputomaru Updated May 9, 2005

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    Paseo Del Rio in the heart of downtown, is the pride of the city. Lush green foliage lines the banks of this peaceful, historic river. Cobblestone walkways lead visitors to the river-level restaurants and shops. The river bubbles to the surface on the grounds of the University of the Incarnate Word and flows to downtown, threading its way through the city one level below the hustle and bustle of city streets. First called Yanaguana by the Payaya Indians, meaning "place of refreshing waters." Along the horseshoe shaped riverbend, the river is shaded by towering cypresses, oaks and willows and bordered by gardens of flowering ornamental plants. River cruisers travel the River Walk’s three miles past unique retail shops, restaurants and nightclubs.

    For information on River Boat Cruises or Dinner Cruises, call (210) 244-5700 or (800) 417-4139

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    Art on the river walk

    by amadeeville Written Mar 30, 2005
    Mosiac on the river walk

    I had to add to look at the mosaics and paintings on the river walk here because I wanted to add more pictures to the San Antonio page and as you know you can only add three to the main page. I wished that I had a good camera because I would have posted more and better pictures of mosaics and paintings.

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    Riverwalk Boat Tour

    by lisa_lise Written Mar 29, 2005

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    If you go to the Riverwalk, you should definitely take the Riverboat tour. I've done it a few times with different guests. Some tour guides are better than others, but they're always funny and informative, and some of the things you'll learn are surprising. I expected it to be cheesy, but it wasn't.

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    Cruise or walk along the Paseo Del Rio (RiverWalk)

    by jerokee_528 Written Mar 24, 2005
    Scene on the river walk.

    Makes sure you get a map of the downtown before heading on the River Walk. Once you get a feel for the streets of the city you can get around better. I found the River Walk a fabulous photo opportunity, from the colorful umbrellas at some of the outdoors eating establishments, to birds and flowers, and the passing cruise boats.

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    Riverwalk - The pride of the City

    by annk Updated Feb 16, 2005

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    The San Antonio River winds one level below the bustling city above. There are pedestrian walkways on each side of the river lined with shops & restaurants, flowering gardens, oaks, willows and cypress. It's a colorful & lively area with events being held year round. The Tex-Mex restaurants we tried were great! Guided boat tours and dinner cruises travel the 3 miles of river. Lodging is available right on Riverwalk. A great place to people-watch and enjoy a drink.

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    The Riverwalk

    by sswagner Written Feb 7, 2005
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    This is one of those areas that makes San Antonio unique among Texas cities. The San Antonio River seems to be more like a canal in the center of downtown where the Riverwalk is located. Restaurants and shops line the walk and you can take boat rides on the river as well. This area tends to have the most tourist focus in the city. We were there just a couple of days after St. Patricks Day, and the river was still green from that celebration.

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