"The Riverwalk" Riverwalk & Riverwalk Mall Tip by Ewingjr98

Riverwalk & Riverwalk Mall, San Antonio: 89 reviews and 160 photos

The Riverwalk is well-known as the heart of San Antonio's tourism, dining, entertainment, and nightlife scene. Tourists love scooting up and down the river in the cheesy flat-bottom boats and jostling each other along the narrow sidewalks barely avoiding knocking each other into the filthy water. Where else in the world can you eat at Joe's Crab Shack, Dick's Last Resort, Hard Rock Cafe, Starbucks, an Irish Pub (choose any of the 3 or 4), or Tony Romas? That's right...just about any city in America!!!! Why even bother leaving home?

As you probably guessed, I was not overly impressed by the Riverwalk... an amazing job of downtown revitalization, yes. As a place to find much of anything the slightest bit original or reasonably priced, no. This place is packed full of so many people it often looks and feels like Disneyworld...lines, rides, high prices and all. I found it much more pleasant to walk the street and avoid the whole mess.

It does have some beautiful scenery, especially along the north and south stretches of the Riverwalk away from the flocks of people.

Directions: In the heart of downtown intersected by Commerce and Market east to west and St. Mary's, Navarro, and Presa from north to south. Centered between I-35/10 and I-37.
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Phone: (210) 227-4262
Website: http://thesanantonioriverwalk.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 13, 2006
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