River Walk bridge

Whether you’re a local looking for a weekend adventure or a visitor exploring the city, the River Walk offers a delightful mix of history, culture, and entertainment for the entire family. Let’s dive into some of the unique things you can enjoy along this iconic Texas gem:


The most famous part of the river, you’ll be at the center of things to do! We recommend starting your adventure with a Go Rio Boat Cruise to get the lay of the land and learn about San Antonio’s history. Afterward, stop at Shops at Rivercenter for kid-friendly action, including SEALIFE, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and LiggettVille Adventure Center.

If you want to immerse yourself in our arts and culture scene, visit the River Walk Public Art Garden located right next door to the Shops at Rivercenter. We also recommend checking out the Briscoe Western Art Museum, where you can learn about the great American West. They host kid-friendly activities on the weekends. 

Located a short walk from the downtown River Walk, check out the San Antonio | The Saga or the immersive Hopscotch gallery. BONUS: if you don’t feel like walking, check out the new FREE e-trolley service, SaGo.


If your family loves more of an adventure that includes nature, explore the bike trails along the Mission Reach or check out all the outdoor art sculptures by Mission Espada. We also recommend visiting Confluence Park, where you can find FREE events such as community yoga and the Sounds of the River event. After your day of enjoying the outdoors, stop by Bluestar in the Southtown Arts District for pizza at Stella Public House, Burgerteca, or gelato and South Alamode! 

BONUS: March is also peak season for kayaking along the river!


A trip to San Antonio isn’t complete without visiting the Historic Pearl! Make sure to drop by during the weekends to experience the vibrant Farmer’s Market. Families can enhance their visit by bringing a picnic blanket and an extra set of clothes, allowing the kids to have a great time in the Splash Pad area. Alternatively, venture a bit north to the newly developed Creamery District, where you can grab lunch and Hook, Land & Sea. Lastly, don’t miss out on the charm of our San Antonio Zoo and Kiddie Park, the nation’s oldest amusement park! Another way to have fun along the river is to indulge in the wonders of nature and delve into captivating exhibits on dinosaurs, astronauts, and more at the Witte Museum.

BONUS: Explore the San Antonio River by train this spring!


Must-Do Events

For a complete list of events happening in the San Antonio area this spring, visit our calendar of events