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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 Heart 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


Snaking through the downtown core of the city and overflowing with charm and hot spots, San Antonio's River Walk is really the heart of the city. Considered a public park open every day of the year, this urban oasis includes sidewalks and businesses located on the banks of the San Antonio River. The area stretches for about 2.5 miles and is lined with unique local shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, and more. The pedestrian area is characterized with Cypress trees, bubbling fountains, and numerous foot bridges connecting both sides of the river. It's one of the most popular areas downtown brimming with tourist attractions, walking and river tours, and crowds during festivals and events.

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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