Tuesday, October 4, 2016

San Antonio River Walk, Alamo and the San Fernando Cathedral Light show

Heading to San Antonio?   Well that means checking out the San Antonio River Walk The river walk is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River.  This walk is full of bars, shops and restaurants.  It is one level down from the street and has many turns and bridges. You can walk, have ice cream, stop for lunch or dinner and eat river side. You can even take go on the water with a 35 minute guided cruises with Rio San Antonio Cruises
 
Rates:
$10.00 – General Admission
$4.00 – Children (1-5 years)
$7.00 – Senior Citizens (60 & older) & United States Military
All prices are tax inclusive. Discount prices require picture ID.

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily from 9:00 AM – no earlier than 9:00 PM.

Not interested in a cruise you can also take a River Taxi.  This boat stops at 39 stops along the River Walk.  

Statue of Saint Anthony along the river cruise

Rates:
·         Downtown - (Up to Lexington Street)
Rio Taxi Yellow One Way: $10.00
Rio Taxi Yellow One-Day Pass*: $12.00
Rio Taxi Yellow Three-Day Pass*: $25.00

·         Museum (North of Lexington)
Rio Taxi Red One-Day Pass*: $12.00
Rio Taxi Red Three-Day Pass*:$25.00
·         
     Downtown and Museum Reach
     Combination Red/Yellow One-Day Pass*: $16.00
·         *Unlimited Ride

Another fun attraction by the River walk is the San Fernando Cathedral’s 24-minute light show.  This is done by French artist Xavier De Richemont, and lights are projected onto the cathedral and tell the story of San Antonio from its beginning to today.   Show times are 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  


     Don’t forget to “Remember the Alamo”   This historical landmark turned museum is free.  It was at this site during the Texas’ war for independence from Mexico, a group of Texan soldiers occupied the Alamo. On February 23, 1836, the Mexican army and led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna attacked the fort. The Alamo had 200 soldiers including Davy Crockett.   The battle lasted for 13 days and Mexico won.  The Battle of the Alamo became a symbol for Texas’s independence.  You can watch videos, tour the church and see the cannons and other items still preserved at this historic site.




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