September 27, 2016

On The Road: San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio When visiting San Antonio, strolling the River Walk is a must!  It's approximately 1.5 miles long and runs along the San Antonio River with oodles of quaint cafes and retail shops just feet away.  I snapped this pic with my iPhone my first evening in town.

San AntonioCan you say 'charming'?!  Arched pedestrian bridges connect the two banks and various tourist attractions.  It's quite enjoyable -- and very active in the evenings with hundreds of people strolling, the sound of live music wafting from cantinas, and diners enjoying a drink or meal at a cafe while watching the boats putter by.  We took a relaxing riverboat tour under the stars with the guide telling us about the history of San Antonio -- fun!  I had visited San Antonio 15 years ago when I was a TV reporter and was dispatched to Texas to cover a federal trial -- and the only thing I had a chance to see outside the courtroom was the River Walk briefly one night after a 11 hour work day.  I hoped it was going to be as nice as I remembered and it was. Definitely worth checking out!

10 comments:

Lowell said...

I've walked the "Walk" on several occasions - but that was back in the 70s! We had a great time, though. Your beautiful photos capture well the ambience of the place.

Nancy J said...

Looks so relaxing and entertaining, a boat trip, perfect finish for any day.

Andy said...

What a wonder spot. I am intrigue.

Kate said...

I agree with you that it is a pleasant experience. I enjoyed my exposure to the city and the walk several years ago. you captured the ambience quite well with your photos.

bill burke said...

What a wonderful place to walk or take a boat ride.

William Kendall said...

A place I've heard of many times, and would like to wander there myself.

Kay said...

Welcome back!
I've heard about the river walk in San Antonio but never seen photos of it. These are wonderful. It looks like a great place to walk. (You were a TV reporter?! I knew there was journalism in there somewhere but didn't know it was TV.)

Michelle said...

This is such a beautiful place.

LOLfromPasa said...

I loved visiting there. Love your photographs.

We are: Clamco said...

How charming! I would have never guessed that was anywhere in Texas.