Fodor's Expert Review River Walk
The Paseo del Rio is the city's (and the state's) leading tourist attraction. Built a full story below street level, it comprises about 3 mi of scenic stone pathways lining both banks of the San Antonio River as it flows through downtown, connecting many of the city's tourist attractions. (Soon, however, it will expand to 13 miles, connecting downtown with Brackenridge Park to the north and the missions to south.) In some places the walk is peaceful and quiet; in others it is a mad conglomeration of restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, and strolling mariachi bands, all of which can also be seen from river taxis and charter boats.