San Antonio – The Alamo and Riverwalk Cruise

While staying at the San Antonio/Alamo KOA we took advantage of the public transit system and rode Bus 24 from the campground to downtown San Antonio. Be sure to check out our previous post where we visited Casa Rio and Tower of the Americas.

Remember The Alamo

A short walk from the bus stop and we were in the heart of the tourist district and The Alamo.

Touring the Alamo is free, however, you will need a timed-entry ticket to tour the Alamo Church. Visit the ticket trailer on the right as you’re facing the church. Here you will get your timed-entry ticket and can also rent the audio tour wand for the Victory or Death Audio Tour.

Victory or Death Audio Tour:

Adult/Child $9
Friends of the Alamo Member Adult/Child Military (with ID) $8

You can also get your timed-entry ticket and purchase your audio tour tickets online at The Alamo Experience.

The San Antonio Riverwalk

One of the biggest draws to San Antonio is the famed Riverwalk. Boasting that it is the #1 attraction in Texas, this 15-mile walkway is lined with shops, restaurants, hotels, and over 200 cypress trees.

Riverwalk Cruise

The most relaxing way to experience the Riverwalk is to book a trip with Go Rio Cruises. We actually purchased our ticket at the same time we purchased our ticket for the Tower of the Americas. If you missed our blog post about our visit there, click here. There was no discount for purchasing them together, however, your Riverwalk ticket is good for one year.


  • General Admission (Age 6-64) – $13.50
  • Child (Age 1-5) – $7.50
  • Senior (Age 65+) – $10.50
  • Military (Age 18-64, valid military ID required – $10.50

Be sure to check the website for all the details and hours of operation.

Our Video of our Cruise


We loved exploring more of San Antonio by visiting The Alamo and cruising along the Riverwalk. We highly recommend you add these to your travel bucket list.

Next week: It’s all about bicycling on the trails around San Antonio.

We’re Mike & Jennifer Skinnell, and together we are The Rambling Quilter. We travel the country full-time in our 41ft. fifth-wheel pulled by our F-350 – affectionately named Beauty & The Beast. Mike still works part-time, and Jennifer writes our blog, travel articles, and contemporary fiction. Our blog is purely for information and entertainment purposes. However, if you’d like to support Jennifer’s writing career, her author link is below.

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