Around Town is a series where I take you on a tour of my latest home, San Antonio, Texas, a city rich in history, culture, and Tex-Mex food. So grab your sombrero, put on your boots, and let’s get exploring!
The Paseo del Rio, or River Walk, is the largest urban ecosystem in the country and one of the most visited place in Texas. Hidden away quietly below street level and only moments from the Alamo, it provides a tranquil place to explore the city.
With 15 miles of sidewalks to explore, the river definitely has a little bit of something for everyone – access to museums, the King William District, 300 year old Spanish missions, hotels, shops, restaurants, and quite possibly even Narnia! It’s no wonder why it’s one of my favorite places in town. Shopping, food, history, and walking trails! Yes, please.
The downtown section of the River Walk is an awesome place to indulge in some retail therapy and grab those last minute souvenirs.
When you’re finally done emptying your wallets, you can soothe the pain over the loss of your money by filling your stomach with delicious food and knocking back a few a drinks. Just don’t forget to enjoy all the people watching as you eat yourself into a food coma and drink yourself into a stupor.
The Museum Reach
For those of you who prefer a little more history with your vacation there’s the Museum Reach, a 1.33 mile extension of the River Walk. It boasts works of art, landscaped terraces, and access to the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the historic Pearl Brewery complex. It’s a great place to get your learning on!
The Mission Reach
For those looking for more of an opportunity to commune with nature or explore historical buildings, there’s the Mission Reach. The Mission Reach provides access to recreational trails, picnic and seating areas, pavilions, and four Spanish missions —Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada.
What are some of your favorite spots to explore in your city?