There is nothing more breathtaking than floating down the world famous San Antonio River. The boat tour is well worth the minimal cost of $10.00 per person and $7.00 for senior and military personnel.
The tour takes you on a trip that not only showcases such beauty, but so many iconic locations as well. The two un-doctored videos that accompany this adventurous article will give you a true-to-life look at one of San Antonio’s most popular attraction.
Around every corner The River Walk’s landscape proves that nature can existence within a big city environment. San Antonio offers a rarity to where its climate supports such a forestry terrain.
Our cruise toured us around the Shops at River Center, Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center and the Lila Cockrell Theater. Here is where we saw the heart of the city with all its cultural arts and commercial landmarks standing tall beside one other.
As we floated closer to our canal’s roundabout, the Lila Cockrell Theater appeared to our right. She was one of the first women to be mayor of one of the largest metropolitan city’s in America. Her elected position was an historic event for women in politics.
The convention center came up to our immediately left. It is a vital part of downtown San Antonio and hosts 300 or more events each year. This huge structure has a total of 1.6 million square feet which includes several ballrooms, meeting and banquet facilities.
San Antonio is rich in early American history. Much of that history includes religion. The 5 bells of San Antonio (pictured right) represents the 5 original missions that settled in this area.
There are so many historical structures and landmarks to see along the rivers’ banks. The captains who pilot these floating ferries narrate as much information as possible. They have you looking left, right, up and over during every nautical foot covered.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to stay or even better yet live on the River Walk. There are several residential condos and hotels along the waterway. The views would be spectacular.
When you walk out your front door, everything about San Antonio would be right at your feet. The arts, the entertainment, the fabulous cuisines and shops would be just a short stroll away!
There is so much beauty along the river’s edge. It is not always about the shops and eateries. The over hanging trees and the variety of foliage that blankets the landscape gives such a peaceful feeling. You would never know you were in the heart of a major city.
San Antonio is an amazing city that needs to be part of your bucket list. The history, the sightseeing and all its wondrous air of excitement breathes life into your day. Be sure to take enough time and enjoy all the riches this marvelous city has to offer. Take note; “We will return”!
Author: Anthony Scopel
Photography: Anthony & Maureen Scopel
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Video Production: Anthony Scopel & Matt Kemper
Associate Editor: Maureen Scopel
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