• Walking on Water: Sure, the River Walk is overhyped, but you won’t be disappointed by this landscaped waterway that threads through the heart of downtown. Few who come here leave without a memory of some moment—quiet or heart-quickening, sunlit or sparkling with tiny tree-draped lights—when the river somehow worked its magic on them.
  • Lazing in the Courtyard at the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum: As fine as many of the paintings here are, when it comes to transcendent experiences, you can’t beat sitting out on the lovely tree-shaded patio of the McNay, a converted mansion. Looking out at the well-manicured lawns and gardens, it’s easy to imagine being part of a kinder, gentler era.
  • Strolling Through the King William Historic District and Upper South Side: Meandering through this area just south of downtown is a trip through time and across cultures, from the opulent homes built by 19th-century German merchants to the vibrant galleries and cafes of the Hispanic neighborhood to the south and east.

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