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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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Ride the riverboats

Good informative tour of the river walk from the water Reasonably priced and about 45 minutes. Host/boat driver makes the tour. Relaxing. Would definitely recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Bonnie E
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good informative tour of the river walk from the water Reasonably priced and about 45 minutes. Host/boat driver makes the tour. Relaxing. Would definitely recommend.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best things to do on the Riverwalk is to hail a Rio Water Taxi differentiated from the tour boats by checkered flags on the back and a sign on the bow indicating it is a Rio Taxi. You can ride from point to point for a reduced fee but to ride the whole route is only $15... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice walk to take in the sights of downtown San Antonio. There is a lot of history here, wonderful restaurants, pretty good shopping and cute riverboat taxis that you can take.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The river walk is full of dining and drinking options with something for every taste and price point. Very crowded on weekends but worth slowing down and taking in the sights and smells.

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of bars & restaurants to choose from as you are walking the River Walk, along with water taxis too.

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Lexington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It seemed clean for the most part and there are people working on the river and cleaning it daily. The river is the hub of life here it is lovely.

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Thank triotrois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I used to enjoy visiting the Riverwalk but not this time. Too many new places have opened and it is extremely congested. Construction going on detoured us and as we were unable to use the same area to exit. We ended up in another area (totally threw us off) and were lost.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent each morning walking many miles along the Riverwalk. It was so clean and very well maintained. I would recommend trying to get accommodations down off the main area so it feels less chaotic.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Any time someone comes to town,the Alamo is a necessary stop. To understand Texas and who we are the Alamo is the heat of Texas Culture. The Imax movie before the Alamo for helps if you are unfamiliar with TX history. The Alamo is well preserved even after over a century of different uses. It is a memorial to all... More 

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Woodbridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to be missed, this is truly the highlight of San Antonio. Very romantic place for dinner. Go early morning for a run or just find a cafe for coffee. Very crowded in the evenings and weekends.

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