ROMANCE ON THE RIVERWALK

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Real Estate Agent with Kimberly Howell Properties

If you've ever been to San Antonio, TX,you've been to Paseo del Rio, the River Walk along the San Antonio River.  The River Walk winds through the heart of downtown San Antonio on both sides of the San Antonio River. The cobblestone and flagstone walkways and beautiful arched bridges and steps were completed between 1939 and 1941.  The blend of fine hotels, shops, cafes and restaurants, music creates a very romantic atmosphere.       

Marriage Island is the most romantic spot on the River Walk.  The small Island was the location of San Antonio's first Catholic mass in 1691. It is now a popular spot for lovers to become engaged or exchange their marriage vows.  It is said if you become engaged or get married on the Island, you will have a long and happy marriage.  It's not unusual to happen across a small wedding or proposal in progress as you stroll along the River Walk on any day of the year.

I first heard of Marriage Island while on one of the River Cruises shortly after I moved here.  Being an incurable romantic, I loved the idea of getting married on the Island.  I was already married so I never thought I would be getting married there.  However, things change and here I am 11 years after learning about this special place, planning my wedding there.  My fiancé, Don & I will exchange our marriage vows on Marriage Island on the River Walk surrounded by close friends and family on Saturday, November 3, 2007.   

Yesterday, we drove downtown to get our Marriage License, visit with the Minister to discuss the ceremony and then visited Marriage Island.  We relaxed there for a little while and enjoyed the beauty of the River Walk and Marriage Island.  The photos shown here are photos that I took yesterday while we were there.

Watch for FROM ROMANCE ON THE RIVER WALK TO . . . ROMANCE IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

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Rainmaker
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Cindy Bryant
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I've stayed at the Westin at Christmas time, it was awesome.  What would you say is the most romantic hotel on the Riverwalk?

July 23, 2008 11:32 PM
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Judi Morgan
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Kimberly Howell Properties

Marchel,  thanks for stopping by -- it was very romantic (November of 2007).  It was a perfect Texas Fall Day -- clear blue skies, with temperatures in the low to mid 70's and we were surrounded by a few close friends and family.

Cindy, hmmm, the most romantic hotel on the Riverwalk?  Good question -- I've never stayed at any of them so I can't really answer.  I think most of the hotels use the Romance on the Riverwalk idea in their marketing.  Marriage Island is just steps from the Hotel Contessa and I know it's a popular hotel on the Riverwalk.

I received a call just this week from someone who read this post and decided to come to San Antonio in the near future for a Romantic Weekend to propose to his girlfriend on Marriage Island.  It's so nice to receive calls or emails from readers who have been inspired by this post to either propose or get married on Marriage Island. 

July 24, 2008 10:55 PM
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Mike Miller
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Inc.

Judi,  I've only been to San Antonio once, and that was many many years ago.  I remember the beautiful river walk and plan to return some day.  I also remember the Alamo...  Mike

August 14, 2008 06:21 PM
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Judi Morgan
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Kimberly Howell Properties

Mike, thanks for stopping by.  I love the Riverwalk. Glad you enjoyed it when you visited San Antonio.  Next time, I hope you let me know you're going to be here so we can arrange dinner at one of the restaurants on the Riverwalk and maybe a one of the barge rides on the river.  I have a bunch of pictures from when Tom Plant was here in April -- going to include them in a post one of these days.  :)

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