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5 Little-Known Facts About the San Antonio River Walk

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Whether you’ve dreamed of visiting, have been, or you have the extreme luck of being able to live here, the River Walk in San Antonio is one of the top Texas Hill Country tourism places to spend a staycation or vacation! All of the obvious reasons aside, here are five great things you may not have known about the River Walk and five more reasons to visit it (if only out of curiosity) while you’re in the Texas Hill Country!

Everything But The Kitchen Sink

5 Little-Known Facts About the San Antonio Riverwalk

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Each year during annual cleaning, there are amazingly odd things that have been found in its waters, including furniture, silverware, and sometimes diamond rings!

Something Old, Something New…

5 Little-Known Facts About the San Antonio Riverwalk

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And speaking of diamond rings, annually, the River Walk is the setting for an average of 225 wedding ceremonies!

How Deep Is Your Love…

5 Little-Known Facts About the San Antonio Riverwalk

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The river’s depth varies and can range anywhere from two to 24 feet, despite the fact you may think it to be consistently shallow.

On the Silver Screen

5 Little-Known Facts About the San Antonio Riverwalk

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A number of scenes from the movie “Selena” (true story about the life of the popular American Tejano singer, which was filmed in 1997, and starred Jennifer Lopez,) were filmed at the River Walk in San Antonio.

All That Sparkles

5 Little-Known Facts About the San Antonio Riverwalk

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The River Walk’s annual Christmas lighting display features nearly 2 million lights and amazes visitors with its beauty!