If you’re thinking of enjoying the fine hospitality of our Southern Texas B&Bs, one great destination you shouldn’t miss is the San Antonio River Walk.
The broad sidewalks of the River Walk run along the San Antonio River’s banks directly through downtown. This public park is open every day of the year. The San Antonio River Walk is a result of the area’s rich history and many years of hard work. While the first River Parade was in 1936, the project to beautify the river officially began in 1939 with RHH Hugman as the architect. Since then, the River Walk has been continually refined and expanded. The result is one of the finest riverside public spaces in the country. Along the River Walk are some of San Antonio’s finest restaurants, shops and cultural venues.
Arts and culture abound. There are numerous art installations along the River Walk. Fine arts aficionados can also enjoy the rotating exhibits of the San Antonio Museum of Art. The Southwest School of Art and several private galleries also call the River Walk home. The San Antonio River Walk’s Arts & Crafts Shows are also a favorite regular event. Several times of year, vendors line the sidewalk and visitors can peruse a wide array of original arts and crafts.
More than 50 restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs are on the River Walk. Most take full advantage of their riverside locations with outdoor seating. There’s every type of cuisine to be enjoyed here, from haute cuisine to classic Tex-Mex.
If you love to shop, there’s an endless variety of San Antonio River Walk stores. Find unique gifts at quaint little boutiques or get into serious shopping mode at the Rivercenter Mall with over 60 stores.
The River Walk is also a great place to simply stroll or jog. With its art installations, beautiful landscaping and even pavement, people of all ages and levels of mobility can enjoy the water view, people watching or getting the dog out for some exercise. You can also get on the San Antonio River itself. There are water taxis, historical river cruises, and river boats offering fun and fine dining.
The River Walk is also the center of over 20 events annually. Various races happen on the water or along the river such as yesterday’s 5K/15K run. On September 12, you can eat, drink and be merry at the 2012 Dos XX Taste of River Walk. For Halloween, there’s the spooky good fun of Coffins on Parade. One of the biggest events is the Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony. These are just a few of the annual San Antonio River Walk events.
Its always a good idea to check the River Walk Event Schedule so you can book your South Texas bed and breakfast accommodations in plenty of time!
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