San Antonio Riverwalk iPod MP3 Walking Tour
Tour Description: The San Antonio Riverwalk (also known as Paseo del Río) is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath downtown San Antonio, Texas. Spotted with historical landmarks, the Riverwalk winds and loops under bridges as two parallel sidewalks lined with restaurants and shops. This tour visits all of San Antonios most interesting historic sites including an architectural walking tour of the King William neighborhood highlighting interesting features of 11 specific addresses. The tour contains none of the annoying advertising or bias found on free downloads.
Remember the Alamo is what three million tourists a year cry as they stampede ol San Antones central mission, the site of the infamous battle/massacre. Crowds come for the history and to party along the tree-shaded Riverwalk. The lively Tex-Mex culture (about 60% of the 1.3 million residents have Hispanic heritage) is worth experiencing. Experience the Alamo and the Riverwalk, but explore beyond in the city where you can fiesta one day and rodeo the next.
The history of San Antonio is fascinating starting with the incredible adventures of Cabeza de Vaca. After becoming shipwrecked in 1528 near Galveston Island, he and three surviving members were enslaved by Indians for six years and then made their escape through the San Antonio vicinity thus becoming the first Caucasians to see the area.
Stops on This Tour: 1) Alamo, 2) Menger Hotel and the Roosevelt Bar, 3) Saint Josephs Church, 4) Commerce Street Bridge, 5) Cos House, 6) Aztec Theatre, 7) Main Plaza, 8) San Fernando Cathedral, 9) Spanish Governor''''s Palace, 10) Casa Navarro State Historical Park, 11) Market Square, 12) The Guenther House, 13) King William Historic Area.