Holiday Inn River WalkHoliday Inn River Walk
217 North Saint Mary Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 US

Choose this Downtown San Antonio & Riverwalk location as your gateway to the city. Ideally situated in the heart of San Antonio's business, theatre, and nightlife district, this Downtown/Riverwalk destination hotel offers easy walking access to all of the San Antonio Downtown area attractions: the Alamo, El Mercado, the Rivercenter Mall, Henry B. Gonzales San Antonio Convention Center ...more


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San Antonio Riverwalk
The San Antonio Riverwalk is a unique park in the city of San Antonio, Texas that provides both residents and visitors a venue for meeting, socializing, dining, and shopping in an attractive atmosphere.

The city of San Antonio got its name from Domingo Teran de Los Rios, the first governor of Texas. Previously, the stream on which the settlement was built was named "Yanaquana," by the Payaya Indians. The area's first European visitor was Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, who had been captured by native tribes who described the river in his writings. A Spanish mission was built and moved several times until it came to its final site on the Alamo Plaza. In the 1800s, Americans began to settle in San Antonio, and after many conflicts, the area was annexed to the United States. As the city grew, the tourism potential of the river area became apparent, and a plan to design the Riverwalk was put into effect. In the 1970s, the San Antonio Riverwalk was opened. It was expanded a number of times to include the convention center and, during the 1980s, the Alamo Plaza. A number of hotels were constructed in the area, making the Riverwalk a central point for tourism in the city.

The Plan
The development of the Riverwalk began in the 1930s, with a plan to beautify the area. As the decades passed, the river area became the site for many community events. In the 1960s, more elaborate development of the area was conceived. The plan for the Riverwalk along the San Antonio was originally called the "Paseo del Rio," which translates from the Spanish into "walk of the river." The original plan incorporated landscaping and capital improvement to create a true community center in the river area.

The Park
The Riverwalk Park was developed as a network of walkways located one story below 5 miles of downtown property along the San Antonio River. The network is lined with dining, shopping, and entertainment businesses

Visiting The Riverwalk
The Riverwalk Park is open 365 days a year. Winter temperatures are generally moderate, with average highs in January of 62 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of 41 degrees. In summer, July temperatures can reach 95 degrees Fahrenheit, down to lows of 73 degrees. These mild temperatures make the Riverwalk a popular tourist destination throughout the year. The Riverwalk's convenience to large hotels makes it a convenient meeting place for conventioneers, businesspeople, and vacationers. Maps of the Riverwalk area are available.