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Discover the Magic of the San Antonio River Walk | Texas Attractions

River Walk

Real Charm. True Heart & Soul.

Stroll, shop and dine along the winding path of the San Antonio River Walk for a uniquely Texas experience. Experience vintage and historical sites and learn their history while discovering new attractions, authentic boutiques and exceptional restaurants. With our Official Visitor’s Guide, it is easy to find the best things to do in San Antonio.

River Walk

Sightseeing, shopping, food, and fun. All on a world-renowned 15-mile urban waterway. The River Walk, or Paseo del Rio, is a San Antonio treasure and the largest urban ecosystem in the nation. Tucked quietly below street level and only steps away from the Alamo, it provides a serene and pleasant way to navigate the city. Explore by foot along the river’s walking path or jump aboard a river barge for a ride and guided tour. In the heart of downtown, explore nearby attractions like the Alamo, the King William Historic District and more. Or, shop local favorites along the river’s Museum Reach at the historic Pearl. While at Pearl, dine and drink al fresco at The Food Hall at Bottling Department. Further south, immerse yourself in history at our UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, along the Mission Reach. There is so much to do, see, eat and explore along the river. Join us and come see what we mean.

Looking to satisfy your craving for public art? Be sure to visit the River Walk Public Art Garden for a full public art experience, including free-standing sculptures and wall-mounted art installations. Take a self-guided tour and check in to all locations for a special prize!

River Walk Selfie

Common Questions

How long is the River Walk?
The San Antonio River Walk is 15 miles long including the Downtown, Mission and Museum Reaches.

How do I get to the River Walk from street level?
Download map here.

How much does it cost to visit the River Walk?
Admission to the River Walk is free.

Where can I view Rio, the River Walk’s monthly magazine?
Rio magazine is available online here and is available in print throughout various locations at the River Walk.

Are dogs allowed on the River Walk?
Leashed dogs are allowed on the River Walk. Many of the outdoor restaurants and shops welcome dogs on their patios while you dine. Call ahead to check if the specific business you wish to visit allows dogs. Please remember to clean up after your pet.

When will the River Walk holiday lights be up?
The River Walk sparkles with holiday lights from the day after Thanksgiving through the first weekend in January.

What events are held at the River Walk?
The River Walk is home to countless events throughout the year, with can’t-miss river parades, including:

  • Texas Cavaliers River Parade
  • Armed Forces River Parade
  • Ford Parade of Lanterns
  • Day of the Dead River Parade
  • Ford Holiday River Parade
  • and more!


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