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San Antonio River Walk, Part 1

On September 7, 1921, a Category 1 hurricane hit Tampico, Mexico, and barreled northward through central Texas, causing extensive flooding in downtown San Antonio.  Within 20 years, the San Antonio River was developed into what is now known as “River Walk”, a 2.5 mile paved walkway along both sides of the River. Entrances to restaurants, hotels, and stores are only a few feet away.  Millions of people visits each year, with many annual events taking place at the River Walk.

These pics were taken nearly 2 years ago. Chip and I spent a Saturday afternoon exploring.

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

Sign post about the Travis Street Crossing and 21-story Milam Building

San Antonio River Walk

Milam Building

San Antonio River Walk

Waterfall

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

Houston Street Bridge

San Antonio River Walk

Acenar (TexMex restaurant)

San Antonio River Walk

Our meals at Acenar
My order and the Chocolate Mousse dessert (pics in bottom row) were delish!

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk Map and a River Boat Tour (on right)

San Antonio River Walk

Pretty sure we bought our narrated River Boat Tour tickets here

 

All the cool things we saw on the Tour….

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

Tower of the Americas

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

Mosaics on exterior of the Lila Cockrell Theatre

San Antonio River Walk

Rivercenter Mall

San Antonio River Walk

Along the atrium of Rivercenter Mall

San Antonio River Walk

Waterfall

San Antonio River Walk

Alamo Street bridge

San Antonio River Walk

Casa Rio restaurant

San Antonio River Walk

Bells at the outdoor Arneson River Theatre

San Antonio River Walk

The Tower Life Building (it stands 403 feet!)

San Antonio River Walk

Bexar County Courthouse

San Antonio River Walk

A flood gate (built in the early 1940s) to prevent the River Walk from flooding

San Antonio River Walk

A tree growing out of a wall

San Antonio River Walk

St. Mary’s Institute (later named St. Mary’s College)
It was sold in 1967 and renovated into the La Posada Hotel

San Antonio River Walk

La Posada Hotel (in background)
Bronze plaque on bridge (left): “Dedicated to Robert H.H. Hugman, ‘Father of the Riverwalk’, February 8, 1902-July 22, 1980”
(Hugman was the city architect who was instrumental in developing the River Walk, which was completed in the early 1940s)

San Antonio River Walk

Bench :p

San Antonio River Walk

Somewhere along the River Walk
It’s a wonderful place to go for a leisurely stroll!

Stay tuned for Part 2 (of course, they’ll be lotsa photos).

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River Walk during the holidays:
Five years ago (2008):
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