Things to do at the San Antonio Riverwalk:
San Antonio River Cruise
Get whisked away in our 35-minute, informative tour along the world-famous San Antonio Riverwalk. Pricing is only $10 for adults and $4 for kids. The cruise runs daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Scooter Power Tours
Travel at your own speed on a scooter tour around the area. Tour options include Japanese Garden, Mission Concepcion, and the general downtown area. Day and evening tours are available, and prices vary by tour. Kids between 4 and 10 years old can ride with an adult for $10.
La Paloma Riverwalk
Enjoy riverside dining or rent a private barge for a meal afloat when you visit La Paloma Riverwalk. This popular restaurant serves modern Mexican dishes and offers a beautiful view of a pedestrian bridge that extends across the river.
Sample alcoholic beverages from around the world during a tasting at Nectar Wine Bar and Ale House. This well-known establishment has racked up multiple awards recently, including Best Bar in San Antonio (2016), 3rd Best Place for a Date (2016), and Best Wine Selection (2016).
Briscoe Western Art Museum
This Briscoe Western Art Museum sits on the riverbank of the San Antonio Riverwalk. It permanently houses an assortment of Western artifacts, including Santa Anna’s sword and numerous paintings and sculptures.
Popular attractions close to the San Antonio Riverwalk also include:
Relive history when you step through the entrance of The Alamo. Take a guided tour through the battlefield, or explore exhibits at your own pace. The Alamo is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. most of the year, but it stays open until 7 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Explore unique exhibits you won’t find at any other museum when you visit Ripley’s Believe it or Not. This 3-floor museum contains more than 500 displays and activities, including the 4D Moving Theater and Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks.
Escape for a quiet stroll through the Japanese Tea Gardens with your significant other. There is no admission fee to view the lush foliage and intricate stonework that wind through the garden.
Visit the largest underground attraction in San Antonio when you explore the Natural Bridge Caverns, then emerge from the cavern to view the rough-cut gems and minerals above. Prices range from $8.99 to $140 depending on whether you take a guided tour, go ziplining, or pan for gems
Embrace historical beauty when you catch a show at this classic venue, which was built in 1929. Painted stars and clouds adorn the domed ceiling, which provides amazing acoustics during live performances. Ticket prices vary based on the show and seats that you choose.
Relax in a garden filled with immaculately maintained plants that cover 33 acres, then make your way to the garden’s overlook for a stunning view. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for kids age 3 to 13, and the garden is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days of the year.
Sample fresh olive oil and creamy choose during a cooking demonstration at Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard, or tour the nursery with the owner and learn how olives are grown. Hours vary depending on the event or activity you choose.
Swim in crystal-clear pools of water surrounded by lush foliage at Lost Maples State Natural Area. This admission-free park is also a great place for hiking, camping, stargazing, and picnicking.
Where To Stay?!?
Couples and families rave about the amenities and ambience at the Riverwalk Hotel, which is located directly on the beloved San Antonio Riverwalk. You can currently book a 3-day, 2-night stay for as low as $149 per room. This price also includes a $100 dining voucher so you can fuel up with delicious meals before you explore local attractions.
Benefits of choosing the Riverwalk Hotel include:
- Free WiFi
- 37-inch HDTV in every room
- Spacious king-size beds covered in luxurious triple-sheet bedding
- On-site fitness center
- Complimentary Bath and Bodyworks toiletries
- Wheelchair-accessible rooms and restaurants
- Multilingual staff members who are happy to help make your vacation memorable
- 24-hour access to salads and sandwiches
- On-site dining covered by your $100 voucher
- On-site lounge/bar
- Nonsmoking rooms
- Room service and concierge
- Outdoor pool
- Impressive balcony views
- Walking distance from local attractions
- 20 minutes from the San Antonio airport