One of the most fabulous attractions that a metropolitan area could have is a waterway that intertwines throughout its inner city streets. San Antonio’s River Walk is lined with beauty that includes a variety of foliage, amazing architectural structures, and a multitude of restaurants that will satisfy anyone’s desired appetite.
We have been wanting to visit San Antonio, Texas for quite some time. We finally got the chance to do so and what an exciting experience it was.
The two and a half mile long River Walk is bordered on both sides with pedestrian only walkways. There is so much to show and tell that I will have to spread this adventure into two parts.
The first thing you notice about San Antonio is its uniqueness around every corner. A great way to explore parts of the city is to take a horse and buggy tour. After seeing some of the city’s iconic landmarks in an open carriage, venture down one block below street level and experience Paseo de Rio – The River Walk.
We started our River Walk adventure just off Navarro Street. When we took the stairs down to the canal, everywhere we looked were shops, restaurants, gardens, water features and a mixture of buildings. I can’t begin to tell you which one of my senses was aroused first. It could have been the smell of food, scent of colorful flowers or hearing the buzzing of people enjoying themselves.
The trees in full bloom, canopying the canals and their slow moving current created a feeling of euphoria. There were archways with hanging pots filled with flowers draping over their wrought iron rails that lead people from one side of the water to the other. For a slight moment I thought I had stepped straight into a storybook tale.
The winding thoroughfare was accented with artistic statues, waterfalls and Spanish styled architecture that enhanced the ambience.
The attached video will give you more of a visual sense on how gorgeous this place really is. This un-doctored and true-to-life footage will encourage you to put this must see sanctuary on your ‘places to visit’ list.
Author: Anthony Scopel
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