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San Antonio River

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Address: San Antonio, TX
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Scenic river winds through the town of San Antonio.

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Love, Love the River Walk !!

There are numerous restaurants along the River Walk. Shopping, entertainment at night, and be sure to ride the River Taxi (a barge that is outfitted with sitting) on a tour of the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are numerous restaurants along the River Walk. Shopping, entertainment at night, and be sure to ride the River Taxi (a barge that is outfitted with sitting) on a tour of the downtown. It is especially lovely between the day after Thanksgiving and New Years. Easy access. Park in a public garage.

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sailing down the San Antonio River was a beautiful experience because we went at night at Christmas time. Everything was decorated and it was just gorgeous! How the city got all those lights on all those tall trees is beyond me--it must have taken weeks!

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Essentially the same thing as the "River Walk" the San Antonio river runs through downtown and has walking paths on both sides for much of the run. Great area to walk around.

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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recommend that you take the barge ride down this river. The ride only covers 2.5 miles of the total river but you learn the history and see the beautiful sights.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ejoyable, hisotric, nice for an early morning stroll or take a tour to learn more about the history of the River Walk

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The riverwalk is perfect for walking or jogging, especially during the daytime. The architecture and art along the way are beautiful, all the way from the brewery to the horseshoe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Riverwalk may be a bit Disneyesque, but it has helped revive San Antonio. Not sure if the colored lights are up all year, they sure added to the atmosphere. It can get crowded, so plan for a more liesurely stroll. Many bars and restaurants.

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Monterey Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Few cities I have a river winding through the city offering a unique attraction for casual walks, boat rides, dining and shopping on what they call Riverwalk. The river meanders through SA for several miles. Take the 35 minute boat ride for an historical cruise of the river. Plenty of kodak moments on Riverwalk.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During Christmas time is spectacular. In the Hotels area (Westin Riverwalk for example) there are lignts in the walls, trees. Also in Pearl, the views to the river are beautiful. The rive makes all the difference.

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Becker, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice time walking around the river walk area. Restaurants are wonderful and shopping is fun! Check the forecast before you book January can be up and down weather

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