We all make New Year’s Resolutions. Some of us are phenomenal at keeping them, and others struggle a bit – whichever category you fall under, 2023 is still sure to be a great year for you.

We’re welcoming the New Year by looking at some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions, and how you can tackle them at the San Antonio River Walk!

Spend More Time with Friends and Family 

People eating on patio at River Walk Cafe Olé on the San Antonio River Walk

What brings people together better than food? And the River Walk has no shortage of it!

San Antonio is one of only two UNESCO-designated Creative Cities of Gastronomy – and the River Walk is home to some of the greatest restaurants that have helped the city earn this designation. 

Couples, families, friends, solo diners, and everyone in between, the River Walk has dining options to fit the occasion. Celebrate important life milestones, enjoy date night, share exciting news, or just slow down and enjoy the company of people closest to you – you can capture it all at a restaurant on the River Walk!

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Get Active

Woman running through Bluebonnets  River Walk Mission Reach

If you’re looking to become more active, the River Walk is perfect for this too! Head over to the Mission Reach portion of the River Walk for shared hike and bike trails, a paddling trail, connections to the San Antonio Missions and Confluence Park, and more.

Bring a bottle of water, and choose the activity that works best for you! Hike the trails while exploring some of San Antonio’s greatest historical sites, take a bike ride and enjoy San Antonio’s over 250 days of sunshine, or head over to Confluence Park for a yoga sessions. The options are endless!


Explore New Hobbies

3 Women Kayaking Down the San Antonio RiverKayaking with Mission Adventure Tours

This one may not be available until the beginning of March, but this one is surely worth the wait. Take up your latest hobby in San Antonio by kayaking on the Museum Reach portion of the San Antonio River Walk!

Open at the beginning of March, through the end of October, Mission Adventure Tours offers kayaking on the San Antonio River Walk. If kayaking isn’t quite your speed and you prefer something a little different, stand-up paddle boarding is also available! 

Increase Your Arts & Culture Intake 

Back view of sculputre of woman holding star

“Stargazer (Citlali)” by Pedro Reyes, Photo by City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture

San Antonio is home to works from some of the greatest and most talented artists – and the River Walk celebrates this at the River Walk Public Art Garden

Start at the intersection of Market and Alamo Street near the Shops at River Center and begin exploring this open-air gallery with phenomenal installations. Celebrating both local and international artists, the River Walk Public Art Garden can also point you to locations to explore even more works of art throughout the city. Insider Tip: Take the River Walk Public Art Garden Tour and head over to the San Antonio Official Visitor Information Center for a prize!


Set Out on New Adventures in 2023

Go Rio boat on the San Antonio River           

 Go Rio Boat Tours

The adventures are endless at the San Antonio River Walk. Maybe you’ll find yourself at one of our fabulous River Parades. Maybe you’ll find your next favorite dish at one of our many restaurants. Or maybe you’ll find your next favorite work of art at one of our Artisan Shows. The possibilities are endless – we can’t wait to start the new year with you!