On our visit to San Antonio, we decided to stay downtown and walk to the attractions we wanted to see. We booked our hotel not really knowing where exactly it was except that it was downtown. We lucked out since the Emily Morgan Hotel was right beside the Alamo and only steps away from access to the Riverwalk.
We first visited the Alamo to learn more about the tragic events that transpired there in 1836. As a kid, I saw the 1960 movie, The Alamo, with John Wayne as Davey Crocket, so it was very interesting to visit the real site.
After our Alamo visit, we walked along the Riverwalk, a public park that runs along the San Antonio river. Originally conceived as a way to control disastrous river floods, it has morphed into an attraction and important business district. But you can’t just walk along the river, you have to do the touristy thing and take the RioSanAntonio Cruise. The cruise was a lot of fun because of our tour guide, who was informative, humorous, and a great ambassador for the city of San Antonio.