San Antonio’s River Walk
Can you hear a mariachi band in your sleep? Then you must have been walking the San Antonio River Walk recently. Mark Twain listed San Antonio as one of the four most unique cities in the U.S. and there’s a reason for that. I believe it’s the River Walk. Oh my goodness? Have you ever been? It’s amazing.
DeeDee Poteete, director of communication for VisitSanAntonio.com, tells us “there are 300 days of sunshine in San Antonio. Every year 26 million visitors come to this city — the 7th largest in the U.S.” What is the draw? She says, “there’s a beautiful blending of cultures here. And it’s screamingly visual, not at all the dry and dusty image of many Texas stereotypes.” DeeDee told us that the San Antonio River that runs through the River Walk is 20 feet below street level. It drops about 10 degrees when you go down to the river where mariachi bands, amazing restaurants and art galleries await. When asked what she likes to eat, DeeDee told us we have to try their breakfast tacos . ” It’s the grab and go thing here”.
Eric loves to run in every city he visits. When visiting the River Walk he advises that you go early in the morning and that you, “pay attention to where you’re going because you could end up in the water. Not that I fell in … um … r … but if you happen to, it WILL take a long time to dry off.”
Eric, who lived in Texas for a few years many years ago, also advises that you do a few things when visiting the great San Antonio.
- Ride a trolley at the River Walk
- Go see the Spurs play
- Get a ribeye steak at the Tower of the America’s (look for the cow on the trolley)
- Go to Sea World — the largest one in the world is there!
And …. to quote the great Eric Dowdle who is highly quotable, (who I’m sure heard it from someone else once upon a time):
“If you stand on a tuna can in Texas you can see the Gulf of Mexico. If you stand on a Campbells soup can, you can see the back of your head.”
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