There’s a festive atmosphere at this bustling, light-filled mall located on an extension of the San Antonio River. You can pick up a river taxi from a downstairs dock or listen to bands play on a stage surrounded by water. Other entertainment options include the multiple-screen AMC (where the IMAX screens The Alamo) and the Rivercenter Comedy Club. The shops—more than 100 of them, anchored by Macy’s—run the price gamut, but tend toward upscale casual. Food picks range from Dairy Queen and Chipotle to Morton’s of Chicago and Fogo de Chao. This can be a great place to shop, but remember that it’s thronged with teens on Friday and Saturday nights.