Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk/Museum Reach
This newly built Wyndham Garden hotel sits along the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River, a quick walk from the San Antonio Museum of Art. Take a short water-taxi ride to downtown, or have a drink on the Wyndham’s riverfront outdoor patio.
- Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen: Savor seafood and Cajun cuisine at this onsite lunch-and-dinner restaurant; head to the café for breakfast.
- Spacious rooms feature big windows and free WiFi; some have balconies overlooking the San Antonio River.
- Splash around in the heated outdoor pool, or work up a sweat in the onsite fitness center.
San Antonio’s Museum Reach: River Walk Extension Lined with Native Plants and Public Art
Lush terraces landscaped with native plants line Museum Reach, a 1.3-mile extension of the San Antonio River Walk. It was completed in 2009 as part of the city’s efforts to expand the popular River Walk to a sprawling 15 miles. Pedestrian walkways run on either side of the river, passing whimsical public art installations—manmade caves and shimmering fish that seem to “float” underneath an overpass—and attractions along the way. You can easily walk, bike, or take a river taxi to the original River Walk in downtown San Antonio.
The San Antonio Museum of Art, for which Museum Reach was named, occupies a prime spot along the River Walk. Housed in the 1892 Lone Star Brewery, it displays the largest collection of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art in the southern United States. Continue north to stroll through the old Pearl Brewery complex. The brewery dates back to 1883 and has been revitalized as a trendy dining and nightlife spot, containing the Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio campus and numerous restaurants, shops, and bars.