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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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I liked the riverwalk

We liked the boat ride (even though there were some loud drunks that cheered every time we went under a bridge at the encouragement of the boat captain). The shops were nice and... read more

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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Claremore, Oklahoma
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We liked the boat ride (even though there were some loud drunks that cheered every time we went under a bridge at the encouragement of the boat captain). The shops were nice and varried, the ducks and ducklings were adorable, and the trees and waterways were pretty.

Thank karenmarieg1
Reynosa, México
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You really enjoy walk on the sides, the buildings, bridges and every view are incredible!!!!, early many 🏃 jogging around while breath fresh air morning,...... at the afternoon you could see a lot of tourists walking around, eating, shopping, etc,..... and by night there are places too for the people who likes a nice 🍹 to enjoy with friends or... More 

Thank Aaurora G
Asheville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun experience. Better to go on a weekday when crowds are not so great. It can get crowded with people who aren't watching where they are going and the paths are quite narrow.

Thank Karen D
Tacoma, Washington
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220 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We all know about the riverwalk in town which is an extension of the San Antonio river but it goes along the mission trail. You can walk or bike along the trail along the river.

Thank Lynn F
Herriman, Utah
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a slow moving small river .. but very quaint and as it runs through downtown and the Riverwalk area is very nice. It is a cool comfortable walk along side the river bank and much cooler than up on street level. While the river is quite murky looking it does not stink or have any odor and the... More 

Thank rkidman
Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The river meanders through the heart of San Antonio. City center it fills with restaurants and cafes. However, adventure a little and you will find small plazas for relaxing and even picnicking. So take a leisurely stroll.. don't rush. It is San Antonio.

Thank Philip S
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go when the sun is not too strong to be as comfortable as possible. It is enjoyable meeting other people this way.

Thank Lylelo
Seattle, Washington
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64 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's so peaceful, even with noisy restaurants on one side. The walkways follow the river, there is fountains and art sprinkled everywhere.

Thank ClineFam
San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Calming is the best way for me to describe it. Just enjoy the walk as it helps you to unwind. My wife and I became very romantic during our first walk along this river together. I have many memories at this place throughout the years.

Thank Paul C
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140 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As this is a tourist destination you would think the river would be pristine. Well you are in for a not so pristine river, that is dirty and not all that wonderful.

Thank MnWonderer

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