A Quick Trip To The River Walk in San Antonio

San Antonio is a southwestern city in Texas. If you’ve watched the TV program THE BRIDGE you know it has the same problems  of many border cities; drug smuggling and illegal aliens. But it’s also one of the most visited for vacations in Texas. If you look at some of the pictures of the River Walk they may remind you of a city on another continent.

The difference, of course, is that there’s just one river and the hotels and businesses are newer. But one can dream for a few minutes and imagine being in a gondola.

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One of the most visited places in San Antonio is the Alamo. It is a tiny building sandwiched between modern buildings and you wonder almost how they could call it a fort.sculpted-treewelcome-gate



The Alamo pictures courtesy of Thorsten Path


My two grandchildren in the Courtyard of The Alamo


One of the footpaths over the river


Paths along the River Walk early morning.



The River Walk in early morning quiet, serene, and pleasant.









Mohara Hotel and Spa San Antonio Courtesy Expedia.com

Where to stay depends on how much you want to spend. Prices depend on the proximity to the River Walk.

The Mokara Hotel & Spa San Antonio has the highest rating for hotels on the River Walk and was voted by visitors on Expedia.com as the best experience. It has beautiful rooms with four-poster beds, spa baths, exercise facilities, and an Olympic size swimming pool. Located on W. Crockett St. in San Antonio, costs are $365 to $$429 per night.


The Grand Hyatt on the River Walk courtesy of Expedia.com

The Grand Hyatt got really good ratings and it was much less expensive.

These are only two hotels but you can find any number on the River Walk or within walking distance. There are good restaurants with Mexican food as well as contemporary American food. It’s a nice place to visit for the weekend. There are several things you can do besides eat and sit outside but San Antonio offers food lovers the opportunity to visit acclaimed restaurants, local diners, farmers’ markets and specialty shops. images

Listed below are a few points of interest. Every hotel has a map of the River Walk and it is easy to get around.

  • River Walk
  • The Alamo
  • Arneson River Theatre
  • Aztec on the River (Aztec Theater)
  • San Antonio Majestic Theater
  • Rivercenter Mall
  • Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley’s Believe It or Not
  • Cathedral of San Fernando
  • Market Square



2 thoughts on “A Quick Trip To The River Walk in San Antonio

  1. I’ve been to two batchelorette weekends there. Very convenient to the different places to eat and drink–you can just walk from your hotel to the different places along the river walk!


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