Visiting the San Antonio River Walk any time of the year is already a nice and enjoyable sight. But from late November through early January, you can witness the many holiday lights displayed along the river walk. After sundown, the trees, and restaurants, and paths along the river come to life with colorful arrangements of lights.
The River Walk is a free public park accessible 24 hours a day. And during business hours you can walk along and enjoy the many restaurants and shops, from fine Italian dining to many Irish and British pubs, and Rocky Mountain ice cream.
You can also grab a water taxi or a boat tour to take you along the river if you’d rather not walk or simply enjoy exploring and learning on boat.
Welcome to Texas where you can wear a dress in the middle of winter. It did rain on me a few times but not enough to stop me from exploring the outdoors in San Antonio.
Welcome to Texas where it looks like fall when it’s winter.
While here, don’t forget to make a visit to the Alamo Mission, or more commonly known as the Alamo. This place, along with four other Missions in San Antonio, is an UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s also the site of the famous Battle of the Alamo where Mexico fought the Republic of Texas. Lots of history, a landmark of Texas, and a worldwide tourist destination.
I have to say, I was surprised at how many different languages I overheard while my one day visit to San Antonio.
We opted to enjoy some Italian food, some ice cream and chocolates at Rocky Mountain, and a beer at a British pub. We also walked around a lot before, in between, and after.
There are multiple entrances to access the River Walk. The path reaches the museum area, the downtown area, and the Mission area. You can walk, shop, dine, stay at, explore, and enjoy this urban waterway.
Click here to check out the map and learn more about the River Walk.