In the evening, kick back at the hotel with an elegant dinner at Las Canarias
. Enjoy scenic river views as you dine on a Mediterranean salad, smoked sweet corn soup, a New York strip steak or herb and garlic grilled prawns. Those looking to spend a night out should try Biga on the Banks, whose standout dishes include Angus beef ribeye, a mustard-crusted lamb rack and, for dessert, blackberry buttermilk panna cotta.
After dinner, watch the sunset during an evening trip down the river. Rio San Antonio Cruises has five stations throughout the River Walk for visitors to purchase tickets. The open-air barges last for more than half an hour, covering the history of the river and the adjacent walkway throughout a mile-and-a-half trip.
Once back on solid land, return to the heart of the city, Main Plaza. Here, a dazzling artistic display lights up the San Fernando Cathedral four nights a week, displaying a video projection called “San Antonio | The Saga.” The free show, created by French artist Xavier de Richemont, combines custom music and video that showcases San Antonio’s discovery, settlement and development to produce 24 minutes of breathtaking artwork.