This month marks the 10th year of the Museum Reach portion of our gorgeous San Antonio River Walk! This 1.33-mile stretch features our world famous San Antonio  Zoo, the Japanese Tea Gardens, Brackenridge Park, the historic and funky Pearl District and three very distinguished, but very different, museums – The Witte, The Doseum and The San Antonio Museum of Art.

For all these reasons and more, I’m ranking Museum Reach No. 35 in my 300 Reasons to Love San Antonio list.

The Museum Reach is north of downtown. It’s pedestrian-friendly and a great way to explore and experience a variety of different activities for individuals and families of all ages. Don’t feel like walking? Hail one of our famous river taxis and see the city from an entirely different perspective.

While quite a bit of the River Walk is surrounded by hotels, bars and restaurants, this stretch has a more natural, tranquil look and feel. Here, you’ll soak in the natural landscaping and public art – including the fun sunfish sculptures hanging beneath a bridge – and a grotto with a waterfall. Several tidal pools line the pathways, with plenty of ducks, turtles and other wildlife enjoying the area as much as we all do.

Happy Birthday, Museum Reach! Here’s to 10 more years of making our city so beautiful!