Romantic River Walk
February 8, 2023
From Marriage Island to our very own Love Lock Bridge inspired by Pont des Arts in Paris, the San Antonio River Walk is truly a romantic place! This Valentine’s Day surprise your sweetheart (or family and friends), with a trip to the Alamo City.
Here are a few ways to explore the River Walk during the month of love:
River Walk Public Art Garden
Always open and free to the public, the River Walk Public Art Garden is located where Market and Alamo Street meet on the San Antonio River Walk. Visitors can explore an open-air art gallery celebrating San Antonio and international artists. The exhibit features permanent and rotating installations — you can find a map of what’s on display right now here.
Love Lock Bridge
Inspired by the Pont des Artes Love Lock Bridge in Paris, San Antonio has created its very own above the River Walk at 126 Main Plaza. Officially named the Kallison Love Lock Walk Bridge, this attraction brings locals and visitors from all over wanting to leave a memento in the form of a lock that symbolizes their love. BONUS: There’s a second mini love lock bridge at the Hyatt Regency!
This romantic spot is a place you can actually rent on the River Walk to get married or renew vows. The island is said to bring good luck to new marriages but if you’re looking to just visit, you’ll encounter a couple of benches for sitting and public art.
If you’re feeling really romantic or you just love pop culture, stop by the “Selena Bridge” located between N. St. Mary’s St. and Navarro. This bridge is where a romantic scene from the movie about the late Tejano Star, Selena, was filmed.
Eat + Drink
For a romantic evening with delicious libations, visit the dimly lit Havana Bar at Hotel Havana. You can bring your sweetheart to enjoy discounts on bottles of Noble Men Wines’ Mourvèdre 2019.
Fiume Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Enjoy the romance of the River Walk with a side of the finest Italian food! Head to Fiume Pizzeria and Wine Bar for its special 3-course Valentine’s Weekend dinner experience.
Biga on the Banks
The Biga chefs have crafted a special 3-course menu that includes a champagne toast with dessert.
Located on the 2nd floor of Hotel Valencia, you can experience a 5-course Valentine’s Dinner Menu that includes items like a classic filet mignon, lava cake, and champagne toast for two.
Cheers, to love at Hugman’s Oasis located at 135 East Commerce (overlooking the River Walk). They currently have Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails while supplies last between Feb. 10-14th — reservations are required.
Love Story Cruise
Love is in the air! And Go Rio Cruises is offering a charming journey through the beautiful San Antonio River Walk as you learn all about the city’s romantic destinations and their rich history.
Alight on a romantic adventure along the River Walk’s dazzling northern reach on this elevated progressive dining and walking tour. Valen-dine on the River Walk is a Drinks & Dinner Progressive Culinary Adventure – Walking Tour – Brought to you by Rio Magazine’s Food & Drink Writer, Kimberly Suta.
Briscoe Western Art Museum
If you love art, take a stroll on the River Walk and then make a stop at the Briscoe where you can take a step back in time and learn about Cowboy Culture + so much more.