Skip the boat, and take a stroll. As the longest linear urban park in America, San Antonio’s River Walk abounds with recreational features -- these include over 15 miles of hike and bike trails, 6 foot bridges, picnic tables, overlooks and river-edge landings.
7. Kayak the Medina River - 16 Adventures in Texas' Hidden Hill Country
7. Kayak the Medina River - 16 Adventures in Texas' Hidden Hill Country - Southernliving. Winding through tunnels of towering bald cypress trees on its way to Bandera, the Medina River doesn’t get the crowds that flock to the Guadalupe River. So you have most of it to yourself as you spend a couple of hours of bliss in a kayak rented from the Medina River Company, 830/796-3600.
San Antonio Riverwalk at Christmas. For YEARS my parents would drive me and my grandparents down to San Antonio for Thanksgiving so we could all watch the day-after-thanksgiving turn-on-the-lights parade. I cannot wait to take my family one day!
The Pearl Brewery is one of the coolest places you can visit in San Antonio. This brewery, established in 1883 and once home to Pabst beer, has recently been transformed from a historic brewery to a thriving multi-use space where you can eat, shop, learn, work and live. The Pearl is situated next to the recent Riverwalk expansion, so you can catch a tour boat or walk from the Pearl all the way downtown.
Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas. When you think of San Antonio, two things automatically come to mind: the Alamo and the River Walk. The River Walk was conceived in 1929. Downtown had serious flood problems and Robert Hugman suggested that the city turn the San Antonio River into an asset rather than a hindrance. Hugman's brainchild has since become the essence of the city.