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River Walk

River Walk
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Busy/High traffic
Notes: For wheelchair access to the River Walk, there's an elevator at street level inside the Presidio, on Commerce at Navarro. From this point on, there's no easy way to cross to the other side of the river without climbing stairs to cross over.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
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River Walk

Paseo del Rio

The Essence of San Antonio

Expert Pick Family Time Must See

Address: Phone:
454 Losoya
(runs through downtown)
San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210 227 4262
Fax: +1 210 212 7602


When you think of San Antonio, two things automatically come to mind: the Alamo and the River Walk. The River Walk was conceived in 1929. Downtown had serious flood problems, and Robert Hugman suggested that the city turn the San Antonio River into an asset rather than a hindrance. Hugman's brainchild has since become the essence of the city. One of the city's most popular attractions, it is often crowded and filled with children, partygoers, tourists and locals. In the heart of the River Walk is an area filled with restaurants, shops and nightclubs, punctuated by fountains and towering Cypress trees. There is no guardrail, so be careful (although the river is shallow enough that you can stand in it). If you don't like rowdiness or crowds, it is best to stay away during events and festivals. The River Walk is particularly crazy during Fiesta.

What you should know before visiting River Walk

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs; Businesses maintain their own hours
Notes: Hours vary among establishments.
Visit Time: 2hr-Half day(4hr)
Best Time to Visit: Christmas season, beginning the first weekend after Thanksgiving, is the best time to go.
Why Best: The trees sparkle with thousands of lights, and for two weekends, luminarias line the walk. Fiesta Navidena, during this season, is a candlelight procession recreating the holy family's search for an inn. Mornings are also a good time to watch it come al
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: One hour would be enough only if you had very limited time in San Antonio. Most people find a reason to linger long and to create reasons to return.
Price: Free


Outdoor with some covering. Notes: The River Walk itself is uncovered. Should weather turn foul, there are hundreds of shops and restaurants to duck into.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus Ferry/Boat Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: There are many parking lots/garages nearby.

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