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Is the River Walk the Most Romantic Spot in All of Texas?

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Situated nicely in the Texas Hill Country, the city of San Antonio has a timeless beauty, which is reflected in its architecture, surroundings, and citizens. At the heart of the city is the River Walk – a series of walking paths along the banks of the San Antonio River. Line by stores, restaurants, and beautiful landscaping, the River Walk is a destination for tourists and locals alike that beckons you on a sunny day and comforts you in its riverside cafes and bars during inclement weather.

Sitting below street level, pedestrians are safe to traverse this walkway without worry of interfering with traffic as they sightsee. The city has worked hard to ensure its parallel passages connect its major tourist attractions, including the Alamo, the historic missions (which have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Pearl, the San Antonio Museum of Art, HemisFair Park, La Villita, and the Shops at Rivercenter.

Video: YouTube/The San Antonio River Walk

Many of you may not be aware that the San Antonio River Walk has its own YouTube channel, as well as a website chock-full of events, shopping hot spots, a list of great eateries, and so much more. It can also be found on Facebook, if you’re searching for the latest updates, current events, or unique parades and features. If you live in Texas and haven’t yet had the opportunity to visit the city, let alone this beautiful centerpiece, you’ve missed a large share of our state’s history defined by all the reasons, which are still visible today, why settling here made perfect sense. If you’re from out-of-state, then the River Walk should definitely be on your bucket list of Texas Hill Country attractions to tour! Not only can you walk it, but you can also rent bikes to travel it. There are portions you can kayak along, and you can take a boat tour winding through some of our Central Texas sites. During holidays and special occasions, locals and businesses gear up for dances, parties, food festivals, and parts of Fiesta – which is coming up soon! Plan ahead for the best experience, but even if you’re traveling spur of the moment, this Hill Country city is here for you, like a warm seat in the sun on a spring day… another thing you can find along the River Walk!