Today’s destination would be the Mala Luna Music Festival in San Antonio. My goal was to see Steve Aoki perform tonight. The Festival was about a mile and a half walk from my hotel, and I chose the path that would take me down the south portion of the Riverwalk. It was a nice walk with plenty of river sights and creatures to entertain me along the way.
The McNutt Sculpture Garden is a nice shady spot to get a break from the heat in downtown San Antonio. It is filled with outdoor art. There are events here too, like the Pow Wow Dancing that I was able to enjoy. And as a bonus, it is located just off of the Riverwalk.
I took a long walk today through Southtown, an area of San Antonio just south of downtown. Sure there are art galleries, restaurants, grocery stores, and condos popping up all over, but my walk was to discover some of the older places that are still hanging on. It is a great place for walking and taking photos.
My real reason for visiting San Antonio was to see Shakespeare in the Park. Tonight’s performance was “The Winter’s Tale”. There were kings, queens, lovers, dancers, and even a bear. The story is a good one, so go see the play if you ever have the chance. The Arneson River Theater is magical in itself – with people walking by on the Riverwalk and realizing they are suddenly on the front row of a play, boats full of tourists snapping selfies as they cruise by, ducks floating by and taking no notice to the proceedings, and the lovely outdoor theater. Too much fun!
I attended a small Renaissance Festival in San Antonio this afternoon and got a pleasant surprise with a group called Last Chance Forever. They rescue birds of prey and try to get them back into their natural habitat. They showed off Eagles, Falcons, Owls, Hawks, and Vultures. It was amazing.
After stuffing my face with a huge lunch, I decided to take a river taxi up the San Antonio River to the last stop at the Pearl Brewery. It was a lovely trip! If you go, expect to see tourists, other barges, bridges, plants, trees, flowers, ducks, turtles, a lock which raises your boat to the upper river level, waterfalls, and plenty of sunshine! If you are feeling energetic, you can even step out along the way and go for a hike along the Riverwalk path.
Here are the best sights from today’s adventures on the Riverwalk.