Lined by bars, restaurants, and yep, more shops for shopping, the River Walk also connects the major San Antonio sites and attractions—from the Alamo to Rivercenter Mall to Hemis Fair Park to the King William District to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Pearl Brewery, among others.
While it can be brutally hot in the summer, the River Walk is very pleasant in November.
The KWD Southtown are accessible from the River Walk. The Mc Nay Art Museum, the first museum of modern art in Texas, is home to a world-class collection of late 19th and early 20th century European and American works by, among others, Gauguin, van Gogh, Hopper, O’Keeffe, Picasso, Pollock, and Renoir. Don’t be put off by how small it may seem compared to the John Wayne movie set (which, incidentally, is 125 miles west in Brackettville).The Mission Trail, starting with the Alamo ( below), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the 1700 artifacts recovered were the broken tip of a French-manufactured briquet sword (probably used by a Mexican infantryman during the 1836 battle) and mission-era ceramic pieces known as Goliad ware. If you get thirsty, visit the bar in the Menger Hotel across the street from the Alamo. The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this blog or found by following any link on this blog.The Missions evidence Spain’s efforts to colonize, evangelize, and defend its northern frontier in the Americas. Opened in 1859, it is the oldest continuously operating saloon in San Antonio in the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi. ASOR will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information.Their physical remains comprise a range of architectural and archaeological structures, including farmlands (labores), cattle grounds (ranchos), residences, churches, granaries, workshops, kilns, wells, perimeter walls, and water distribution systems. The Granary, Two Brothers, Q on the River Walk, Smoke Shack, and County Line (an Austin import also on the River Walk) are all standouts. The original location is in Leon Springs, just a ten-minute drive north of the resort. Theodore Roosevelt recruited Rough Riders there before departing for Cuba and the Spanish-American War. Best of the rest: Quadrangle and Museum at Fort Sam Houston, golf, Tower of the Americas at Hemis Fair Park, weekend rodeo at Bulverde, Texas, Japanese Tea Garden, and the Botanical Garden. ASOR will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.The River Walk (also known as Paseo del Río), the centerpiece of downtown San Antonio, is an open air network of walkways along both banks of the San Antonio River one story below street level. My personal favorites are Rosario’s (best overall), La Fogata (best old school), Mi Tierra and La Margarita (the dueling titans in El Mercado), and Pappasito’s and Chuy’s (best chains, from Houston and Austin, respectively). And even though Rudy’s is now a chain with locations from Texas to Arizona, it has stayed true to its roots. The opinions expressed by Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of ASOR or any employee thereof.Mary’s Strip, it courted punks by selling rainbow-colored hair dyes and handmade leather accessories.Four and a half years later, RG Vintage (formerly Redemption Garb) is a full-fledged shopping destination specializing in pre-1990 garb.Originally settled by prominent German merchants, it was the state’s first historic district.The main entry street was named in honor of King Wilhelm I of Prussia.During World War I, when America was at war with Germany, the name was changed to Pershing Avenue.A few years after the war ended, the English version of the original name was restored—King William.