Beyond the River Walk
by Oscar Castillo
Our grand Gateway City is oftentimes compared to our neighboring cities, especially in the summer when school is out and vacations are nigh. A popular outing destination for Laredoans seeking something a bit out of the routine is the ever-busy San Antonio. Here, we’ll cover some fun options for anyone heading over this summer.
The most obvious hotspot for San Antonio is its legendary and renowned River Walk. The walk consists of a historical and scenic tour of the heart of the city along a beautiful urban waterway. Walk along while visiting the popular shops and restaurants surrounding the area, or hop aboard a water taxi and have a relaxing time as you float along the horizon.
What truly makes San Antonio shine is the variety of attractions it houses within the city such as its popular amusement and water parks like Six Flags and Splashtown, or its natural tourist destinations such as the Natural Bridge Caverns, an underground system of explorable caves, or its botanical gardens, great options for a date. For animal lovers, Sea World offers a great way to experience marine life, and the many museums and arts centers offer a more eclectic view of the world.
Of course, one of the hottest parts of San Antonio is its bustling nightlife. Whether downtown or along the River Walk, there are dozens upon dozens of choice eateries, clubs, and bars from which to choose from. Forget you live in a small town for a night and dance the night away surrounded by lively strangers all there for one thing: to party. San Antonio is just a blast to explore. Find its many hidden gems next time you’re in the neighborhood.
The city houses popular amusement and water parks like Six Flags and Splashtown, and natural tourist destinations such as the Natural Bridge Caverns.