Your Weekend Guide to San Antonio’s River Walk

Where to go and what to eat at the Countdown City’s most iconic destination.

By Marika FlattJuly 21, 2016 9:57 am

San Antonio’s River Walk is one of Texas’ most well-known tourist attractions. If you’re looking for an easy and fun-filled itinerary for your next visit, consider this one.

Nestled by the River Walk, San Antonio’s Briscoe Western Art Museum is a must-see. And it’s not only about the world-class galleries. It also hosts fun, community events like the Briscoe Blast – which celebrates the National Day of the Cowboy. Their Li’l Partners program is designed for young children and families.

After exploring, walk through the downtown area to one of my favorite restaurants, Mi Tierra, for what I consider some of the best Tex-Mex the state has to offer.

Then, you can work off those tortillas on the Mission Hike & Bike Trails. It’s one of the area’s best-kept secrets. The trail goes on for miles and miles. You can hop on a rented bike at one of the many mission parks and ride from mission to mission, stopping as you wish. It’s the perfect way to spend a sunny day.

When you’re ready to crash, there are multiple nearby accommodations – including the sister hotels of Mokara and La Mansion del Rio. They stare at each other from opposite sides of the river but are as different as sisters can be. Mokara is Omni’s only luxury boutique hotel. And La Mansion was built in the 1800s and is true to Spanish design and architecture – think red Spanish tiles throughout.

A little further from the River Walk area, in the summer months, families can visit the JW Marriott with its brand new waterpark expansion and aerial yoga! It’s also easy to take a day trip to Sea World or Six Flags Fiesta Texas or venture out into the Hill Country to places like Bandera, known as The Cowboy Capital of the World.