The biggest draw for many visitors who come to San Antonio is the Riverwalk, especially at night. During our first night in San Antonio, we ate at a restaurant called La Gloria, which happened to be about a 45 minute walk from our hotel.
We took a cab on the way there since our hotel concierge advised us that it was too far to walk. Luckily, our server at La Gloria informed us that the best way to get back to downtown was, in fact, taking a late night stroll on the Riverwalk.
What a fun way to experience our first night in a new city.
Travel Shot: San Antonio Riverwalk at Night
San Antonio’s most popular attraction, the River Walk (nicknamed the ‘Venice of Texas’) is a park and walkway along the San Antonio River that is full of bars, boutique stores, art, eateries, and street art. A pedestrian-only route, the walk runs for 15 miles in total, and in my experience was a completely relaxing way to see the city by foot.
The walk is divided into The Museum Reach, The Downtown Reach, and the Mission Reach, and is the place to be for a relaxing stroll, catching a boat ride, or simply having a drink on a patio.
The Museum Reach is a 1.33 mile walk that will lead you to the San Antonio Zoo, Brackenridge Park, The Witte Museum, The Doseum, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Japanese Tea Gardens. Whatever your museum style, this walk will take you there.
The Mission Reach is an 8 mile walk that is part of the San Antonio Missions Trail, home to four 18th century Missions – Mission San Jose, Mission Cenception, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada. This is also a beautiful place to come and enjoy nature.
The Downtown Reach is the section to go if you want restaurants, bars, nightlife, and shopping.
Seriously, the activity opportunities here are endless, it all depends on your personal taste!
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