Your Ultimate Guide to Summer Activities on the San Antonio River Walk

June 2, 2023

Photo by Go Rio Cruises

Summer is the perfect time to experience the magic of the River Walk! So whether you’re traveling with friends or family, we have an itinerary of activities you must check off your bucket list when visiting the Alamo City:

Photo by Home2 Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk

Dive into Luxury at a River Walk Hotel

Imagine this: You’re lounging by the pool, drink in hand, soaking up the sun while gazing at the breathtaking view of the San Antonio River Walk. It’s pure bliss! And guess what? You have plenty of fantastic options when it comes to choosing a place to stay along the river banks, each offering amazing pools and spa amenities. The Thompson Hotel, Hotel Emma, Home2 Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk, and The St. Anthony are just a taste of the incredible accommodations available.

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Indulge in a Bubbles + Bagels Brunch on a Boat

The Thompson Hotel’s restaurant, Landrace, is taking the brunch game to the next level on the iconic Go Rio river barges. Every Sunday in June, you can experience a delightful brunch adventure along the picturesque San Antonio River Walk. The experience includes colorful bagel boards, featuring an array of flavors and bubbly delights. You can find tickets here

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Explore a Lively Weekend Pearl Farmer’s Market

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant local scene at Historic Pearl with its Weekend Farmer’s Market located along the Museum Reach. This bustling marketplace is a treasure trove of fresh produce, local crafts, and artisanal treats. HOT TIP: Make sure to pack a picnic blanket, grab brunch from one of the food trucks, and a prickly pear margarita and enjoy the scenery!

Embark on an Outdoor Adventure: Kayaking along the River

Calling all adventure seekers! If you’re craving an exhilarating outdoor experience, it’s time to grab a paddle and set off on a thrilling kayaking adventure along the Museum or Mission Reach of the River Walk. Mission Adventures Tours and Go Rio Cruises are your go-to guides for unforgettable kayaking tours. Prepare to glide along a picturesque route, immersing yourself in stunning landscapes, encountering fascinating wildlife, and marveling at awe-inspiring art installations.

Discover the New Mesmerizing Light Up Flower Garden

Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring Light Up Flower Garden near the Convention Center. This magical installation seamlessly blends nature and technology, creating a visual spectacle that will leave you spellbound. This is one of the newest installations added to the River Walk and a must-see along with the River Walk Public Art Garden. 

We hope this helps your plan your River Walk adventures during your stay. Make sure to tag us on Social Media and use the hashtag #SARiverWalk.