San Antonio River Walk named one of most beautiful sights in the world

Report finds that US has 5 of 20 most beautiful sights in the world

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio River Walk is getting major props after a new report listed it as one of the most beautiful sights in the world.

Kuoni, a travel website, recently released its report of the top 20 most beautiful sights around the world and the San Antonio River Walk came in at No. 16.

To create the report, Kuoni analyzed over 452,000 TripAdvisor reviews to see where travelers had reviewed sights as ‘beautiful’ most often.

The U.S. had five spots that made the top 20 list:

1. New York City - Central Park

3. Las Vegas - Fountains of Bellagio

10. Seattle - Chihuly Garden and Glass

15. San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge

16. San Antonio - San Antonio River Walk

You may have visited the San Antonio River Walk if your native to the area but do you know its history?

The origins of the San Antonio River Walk date back to the 1920s, when disaster struck South Texas. You can learn more about the history of the River Walk on KSAT.

Related: Historical photos show famed San Antonio River Walk in different light

Photograph shows pleasure boat, owned by Casa Rio Restaurant, on river near Plaza Hotel. Flood gate near W. Commerce Street in background. Photo circa 1960-1965. (San Antonio Development Agency)

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.