Looking for a fun weekend activity? Check out this cool kayaking event
What are you up to this coming weekend? We have an idea for you. The San Antonio River Foundation and its partner, the San Antonio River Authority, will host the official kayaking event of Fiesta San Antonio: the Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta.
SAPD: Man arrested after firing gunshots from hotel balcony along San Antonio River Walk
SAN ANTONIO – A 33-year-old man was arrested after firing gunshots from a hotel balcony along the San Antonio River Walk overnight, according to San Antonio police. Upon further investigation, shell casings were found on the River Walk sidewalk beneath the hotel balconies facing westward, according to police. Arrest teams were set up outside of the hotel room and officials were able to speak with the registered guests of the hotel room via the hotel phone. After sweeping the hotel room, police found evidence in plain view and a handgun. RELATED: 2 men shot, hospitalized after late night trip to buy lottery tickets, San Antonio police say
Kayak the San Antonio River Walk business district in 2 minutes with time-lapse video
SAN ANTONIO – Kayakers were able to take advantage of a rare opportunity in 2020 - paddling through the business district portion of the famed San Antonio River Walk. His skinny jeans were quickly soaked.”She said she was excited to see a new side of San Antonio and had walked along the river the night before to take in the Christmas lights. Take a look at the time-lapse in the video player above and tour the San Antonio River Walk from O’Hanlon’s kayak. She told KSAT her favorite part “was getting a better look at the architectural details I’ve missed when I visit the River Walk just to have a drink.”Related:View vintage photos of San Antonians paddling down the San Antonio River Walk in the 1940sHistorical photos show famed San Antonio River Walk in different lightYouTuber’s San Antonio River Walk video cut short after failing to obtain permitDid you like the tour? If so, drop a comment below and let us know what other San Antonio-area tour you’d like to take in two minutes.
View vintage photos of San Antonians paddling down the San Antonio River Walk in the 1940s
SAN ANTONIO – Kayakers were recently given a rare opportunity to paddle through the business district of the San Antonio River Walk and it got us thinking - what did it look like to travel along the River Walk in years past? Well, thanks to some historical photos from the University of Texas at San Antonio, we’re able to see just how it looked to travel down the famed San Antonio River Walk as far back as the 1940s. Tom Frost, Mayor Walter W. McAllister, and James M. Gaines in gondola on San Antonio River near Market Street Bridge, 1963. Canoists passing flagstone walkway over runoff water from Majestic Theater air conditioning system, San Antonio River Walk, ca. San Antonio River looking downstream toward the Navarro Street Bridge on the upper arm of the river bend, ca.
Historical photos show famed San Antonio River Walk in different light
SAN ANTONIO – What do a group of women, an architect and a flood have in common? They were all crucial to the establishment of the world-renowned San Antonio River Walk. “A group of female socialites marched on city hall and told them about a plan that a local architect Robert Hugman had to develop the River Walk and have stores and restaurants and hotels,” said Maggie Thompson, executive director of the San Antonio River Walk Association. (San Antonio Development Agency)The River Walk still wasn’t a major tourist destination until HemisFair in 1968 when 6.4 million people visited downtown San Antonio, according to WorldsFair68.com. (San Antonio Development Agency)Thompson said the River Walk is now considered the No.
Rare opportunity to kayak along San Antonio River Walk business district extended through January
SAN ANTONIO – A rare kayaking excursion along the San Antonio River Walk has been extended through the holidays and into the new year. The City of San Antonio on Wednesday announced that the “popular” kayaking program will be offered on weekends through Jan. 31. “Kayaking on the River Walk is a unique experience that gives participants the opportunity to experience the beauty of the River Walk from the river itself,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in a news release. City officials said about 1,800 people have kayaked throughout the River Walk so far. A portion of the funds from the kayaking reservations go to the San Antonio River Walk Association.
Mexican Manhattan Restaurant closes its doors for good
SAN ANTONIO – The Mexican Manhattan Restaurant, located on the San Antonio River Walk, has officially closed its doors for good. You have given us an incredible 62-year run and we are eternally grateful,” the restaurant said in part, in a statement. Don’t forget to include your return address as well, or the refund can’t be processed, restaurant staff says. According to the restaurant’s website, MMR has been family-owned and operated since it first opened in 1958 by the Karam family. RELATED: Cooter Browns Saloon set to close its doors due to impact from COVID-19 pandemic
‘There’s no place for this in the River Walk,': SA River Authority says wakeboarding is illegal at city parks
SAN ANTONIO – Wakeboarding may be a fun, enjoyable water sport but there is no place for it at the San Antonio River Walk or the San Pedro Creek Culture Park, the San Antonio River Authority said. A video surfaced on YouTube earlier this week, showing a man wakeboarding on the River Walk. It jeopardizes the safety of those doing it, passersby who are out enjoying the recreational amenities, and features along the river," SARA said in a statement. If you’re looking for a safe area to wakeboard, or for more on approved recreational activities in San Antonio, click here. RELATED: Investigation underway after San Antonio Riverwalk becomes target of graffiti
Take advantage of rare opportunity to kayak along San Antonio River Walk business district
SAN ANTONIO – For the first time in 30 years, you can kayak through the business district portion of the San Antonio River Walk. Officials with the River Walk told KSAT this limited-time opportunity is only available on weekends in October, including Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8 to 11 a.m.Reservations are required and cost $50 for two hours. If you chose to launch your own kayak, a reservation is still required and costs $15. “We’ve seen an enormous uptick in reservations the last 2 days, so we definitely expect a sellout,” said River Walk spokesperson Maggie Thompson. A portion of the funds from the kayaking reservations will go to the San Antonio River Walk Association to help fund future events as this year’s events have been mostly canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
SAPD: Woman stabbed while walking with boyfriend at the River Walk, suspect still at large
SAN ANTONIO – An 18-year-old woman was hospitalized after San Antonio police say she was stabbed by a man while walking at the San Antonio River Walk. The incident happened at 12:32 a.m. Sunday near the 1500 block of North River Walk, when the woman and her boyfriend were walking in the area. The suspect and the woman’s boyfriend got into a physical altercation, but the suspect soon fled the scene, according to officials. The woman was taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, which were deemed non-life threatening. KSAT reporter Japhanie Gray spoke with visitors of the River Walk late Sunday to see just how safe they feel when strolling the area at night.
White ribbons placed along San Antonio River Walk trees in honor of women’s voting rights
SAN ANTONIO – If you took a stroll along the San Antonio River Walk on Sunday, you may have noticed some white ribbons wrapped along the trees. Those are placed to honor women gaining the right to vote in 1920. The San Antonio 19th Amendment Centennial Committee is hosting a series of events with support from the city that celebrates these voting rights. More events similar to this one are planned, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 18 to Aug. 26. Tennessee passed the amendment on Aug. 18, but it wasn’t until Aug. 26 that Congress certified the results.
San Antonio River Walk reopens after being closed due to COVID-19 pandemic
San Antonio River Walk reopens after being closed due to COVID-19 pandemicPublished: June 15, 2020, 12:17 pmThe San Antonio River Walk has officially reopened after several restaurants and businesses were closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
San Antonio River Walk reopens after being closed due to COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO The San Antonio River Walk has officially reopened after several restaurants and businesses were closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, the San Antonio River Walk Association announced that almost all businesses, restaurants and hotels are back up and running with safety measures in place. Patrons can expect to see a variation of stations in front of businesses providing items, such as hand sanitizer, face masks and gloves. River Walk business employees will have to pass a health screening and get their temperature checked prior to each shift. Centro Ambassadors will be walking along the River Walk carrying bottles of hand sanitizer to hand out for anyone who needs it.
Business owner: River Walk looks like ‘the apocalypse’
SAN ANTONIO – Once the place to visit, along with the Alamo, San Antonio’s famed River Walk “looks like the apocalypse,” said one business owner. Corless blamed the fears over COVID-19 for what’s happened to the same River Walk known for its throngs of tourists and memorable river parades that draws tens of thousands of locals. Desolate photos show San Antonio River Walk, other tourist spots during coronavirus pandemicHis four River Walk restaurants, including Mad Dogs British Pub, are now closed along with dozens of other bars and restaurants. “I guarantee you the Mad Dogs group will return, I guarantee you the River Walk will survive," he said. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
River Walk hotels 'consolidate’ due to coronavirus; other SA hotels still operating
SAN ANTONIO – A luxury San Antonio hotel has decided to temporarily shut its doors to guests due to the coronavirus, as others in the area have yet to announce closures. 25 COVID-19 cases reported in San Antonio, officials sayMokara said the effects of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry are “unprecedented." San Antonio mayor orders bars, restaurant dining rooms to close amid coronavirus pandemicDeputy City Manager María Villagómez told City Council on Thursday that several San Antonio hotels are reporting occupancy rates under 10%. It is not immediately clear if employees in the San Antonio area will be laid off due to the effects. Amazon delivery contractor on North Side to close doorsCOVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
Pearl’s Hotel Emma ranks among best in nation in new list by U.S. News and World Report
SAN ANTONIO – The Pearl’s darling has earned another top ranking for best hotels in the United States. Hotel Emma ranked at No. 10 in U.S. News and World Report’s list of the 50 best hotels in the USA in 2020, which was released Tuesday. Hotel Emma is classified as a 5-star hotel and has received four critic awards, including recognition in the 2019 Condé Nast Readers’ Choice List and TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Naturally, it was named the best in San Antonio by U.S. News and World Report.
River Walk levels to return to normal after draining
Published: January 9, 2020, 4:39 am Updated: January 9, 2020, 8:54 amSAN ANTONIO – The River Walk is expected to be back to normal Thursday following a draining for regular maintenance. Crews drained the river from Josephine Street to Nueva Street Monday to make some needed repairs. Biologists with the San Antonio River Authority also removed an invasive species called the apple snail. San Antonio River Walk drained for maintenanceThe snails were discovered in October and several pink egg sacks were collected then. Water levels should be back to normal later today.
San Antonio River Walk drained for maintenance
SAN ANTONIO – A portion of the main channel of the San Antonio River Walk is set to be drained Monday through Thursday (January 6-9) for regular maintenance. The water will be drained from Josephine Street to South Alamo Street, which hasn’t been drained since 2016, according to the River Walk website. Maintenance of the River Walk is “critical” to upkeep and allows crews to inspect walls that are usually submerged, according to the SanAntonio.gov. The 100,000 light display along the River Walk will be up until January 13. Story behind River Walk’s 100,000 holiday lights and what squirrels have to do with itVideo of the draining in 2016:
Story behind River Walk’s 100,000 holiday lights and what squirrels have to do with it
SAN ANTONIO – Ever wondered why the holiday lights along the River Walk are taken down and put back up every year? KSAT reached out to Paula Schechter with the San Antonio River Walk Association, as well as Superintendent of River Walk Operations Joeseph Cruz, and got some answers about the San Antonio tradition that started in 1974. How many lights are used to light up the San Antonio River Walk? The same number of lights is used each year and officials with the San Antonio River Authority have added lights along the Museum Reach section of the River Walk going up towards The Pearl. The holiday lights along the River Walk are a joint project between the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio River Walk Association.