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San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk 

The San Antonio River Walk (also known as Paseo del Rio) is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. Lined by bars, shops and restaurants, the River Walk is an important part of the city's urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right. The River Walk is known as The American Venice.
River Walk in San Antonio
San Antonio River
San Antonio River Walk  Facts
Ø  The San Antonio Riverwalk, or Paseo Del Rio, is a 2 1/2 mile stretch of beautifully landscaped waterfront.
Ø  The river ranges from two feet to 24 feet deep.
Ø  Every St. Patrick’s Day, the entire river is dyed green and given the name of River Shannon.
Ø  The dazzling Christmas display dating back to 1974 features over 1.8 Million lights.
Ø  It is one of the most dynamic tourist attractions in the entire state of Texas, pouring nearly $800 million a year into the local economy.
San Antonio Attractions
San Antonio River Walk  horse drawn carriage ride
San Antonio River Walk shops and restaurants
San Antonio Riverwalk Boating
Today, the River Walk is an enormously successful special-case pedestrian street, one level down from the automobile street. The River Walk winds and loops under bridges as two parallel sidewalks lined with restaurants and shops, connecting the major tourist draws from the Alamo to Rivercenter Mall, to the Arneson River Theatre, to Marriage Island, to La Villita, to HemisFair Park, to the Tower Life Building, to the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Pearl Brewery. During the annual springtime Fiesta San Antonio, the River Parade features flowery floats that float down the river.

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