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Area: San Antonio

Map of the San Antonio River Walk

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San Antonio River Walk - Paseo Del Rio

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San Antonio River Walk

LENGTH:

17+ miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

San Antonio

HIGHLIGHTS:

San Antonio River through Downtwon San Antonio, shops, restaurants, musuems, galleries, local parks, convention center, The Alamo, schools, natural areas

NEARBY TRAILS:

Brackenridge Park Trails

RELATED LINKS:

San Antonio

The San Antonio River Walk is a must see for anyone visiting the San Antonio, Texas area. Also known as the Paseo Del Rio, the paved pathways connect to trails in Brackenridge Park, travel along both sides of the San Antonio River as it wanders through the center of the city and then extend south of the downtown area. If you are coming down to see The Alamo or the Spanish Missions, the San Antonio River Walk will take you threre

San Antonio River Walk - Downtown San Antonio

The interconnecting paved pathways take you by numerous restaurants, hotels, shops, galleries, theaters, open air vendors, museums and office buildings. The river walk comes within a few blocks of the historic Alamo, the convention center and the Alamodome.

The pathways extend from Brackenridge Park on the north, through the downtown area and then down to the residential areas south of downtown.

The river walk offers a mixture of open air plazas, bridges, outdoor cafes and places to just sit an watch the world go by. Both children and adults will find something of interest along the way. The River Walk is a great place to see by day with lots of shady areas to beat the heat. At night the San Antonio River Walk comes alive with the lights, the outdoor cafes, the people and nighttime activities. Numerous bridges along its route allow you to cross from one side of the river to the other.

Conditions

The San Antonio Riverwalk in Downtown San Antonio is paved for its entire route. The walkway is open for walking, not all areas are appropriate for bike riding. You can bring your bike or rent one to see more of the area or to continue on the trail south of town. 

Points of Interest

The San Antonio Riverwalk in Downtown San Antonio goes past the following points of interest:

Flood Control Tunnel Inlet Park
Amphitheater at Pearl
Tobin center for the Performing Arts
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
The Alamo
San Fernando Cathedral
Nearby Trails

Brackenridge Park Trails: the north end of the San Antonio River Walk connects to the paved pathway that wraps around the Brackenridge Golf Course and leads up to Brackenridge Park.

End Points

The north end of the San Antonio River Walk is located at the Flood Control Tunnel Inlet Park along E Josephine Street and just south of the McAllister Freeway.

San Antonio River Walk - South San Antonio - Mission Reach Trail

The San Antonio River Walk includes a system of paved trails that extend over 10 miles south of the downtown area. These pathways wander through the natural areas along the banks of the San Antonio River going past many other points of interest. Its a great place to ride your bike as there are few street crossings and the route is through the open spaces along the river and through numerous parks. The trail also takes you to through the Mission Reach area featuring the historic Spanish Missions that were constructed along the river in the 1700s including: Mission Conception, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission San Jose and San Franciso De La Espada.

Just south of downtown, the San Antonio River Walk takes you right by the Historic King William District. This historic area was one the farmland associated with The Alamo and is now a showcase of stately and elegant homes in the Greek Revival, Victorian and Italianete styles build in the late part of the 19th Century.

Points of Interest

The San Antonio River Walk - South San Antonio goes past the following points of interest:

G.W. Brackenridge High School
Roosevelt Park
Mission Conception
Mission Conception Sports complex
Mission County Park
Padre Park
Mission San Jose Church
John F. Kennedy Memorial Tree
Espada Park
Mission San Juan Capistrano
San Franciso De La Espada and Victory Sports Park
Mission Espada
Mission Park
End Point

The south end of the San Antonio River Walk is located just south of Mission Park which is south of Interstate 410 on Espada Road.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the San Antonio River Walk.

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