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If staying in Riverwalk area in San Antonio, do you need a car?

If staying in Riverwalk area in San Antonio, do you need a car?

Jul 8th, 2003, 12:27 PM
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If staying in Riverwalk area in San Antonio, do you need a car?

Hi -- do you need a car in the Riverwalk area of S.A.? We'd like to drive there, and then just leave the car parked if possible while we go to nearby attractions. I suppose we'd have to drive to get to SeaWorld...

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Jul 8th, 2003, 12:38 PM
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I've been there twice without a car, and it's very easy to get around. Most everything is within walking distance, or you can always hop on the trolley that goes through the city.
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Jul 8th, 2003, 01:51 PM
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I agree with Jon. My last trip, I was there for five days, roamed all over the area using the trolley and tour buses and had a great time without a car. On the last day, I did rent from the downtown AVIS office and drove out through hill country to visit the Johnson Presidential Museum and the seperate Johnson Ranch.
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Jul 8th, 2003, 01:52 PM
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Yes, you will definitely have to drive to Sea World since it is not on the Riverwalk! ;-)

Personally, one of my favorite things to recommend to visitors to San Antone is to do the "Mission Trail" just south of downtown. These are the 5 historic Spanish missions that founded the city. Unfortunately for you, you must have a car to do the trail since it is about 10 miles.

Also, I highly recommend spending a day in one of the Hill Country towns, such as Fredricksburg or Gruene, which will also require a car.
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Jul 8th, 2003, 03:43 PM
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You do not needa car to get where you want to go at the Riverwalk. We were there for a week and walked everywhere! We did do a bus tour of the missions, which was fun. We also took a $90 cab ride to New Braunsfel to visit the Snake Farm! It was an expensive experience but one we still laugh about to this day!
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Jul 8th, 2003, 03:49 PM
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The Riverwalk is awesome. We go every year and we live 2 hours away, i love it on the riverwalk. If you can get to Gruene definitely go which is next to New Braunfels and that is wonderful for river tubing.
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Jul 8th, 2003, 05:36 PM
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Thanks, all. This helps a lot, as it will be our first visit. Any recommendations on a good hotel for a family on or close to the riverwalk that is close to a trolley stop?
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Jul 8th, 2003, 09:53 PM
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The Holiday Inns are really good, there are two or three that are all right there by the trolleys. Do a San Antonio Riverwalk search if you are wondering about different prices. Make sure you specify "riverwalk".
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