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ARTICLEThe River WalkImagine a Venetian waterway lazing through the heart of your town. San Antonians don't need to imagine—they have the River Walk (in Spanish, Paseo del Río). This system of paths bordering the San Antonio River runs 15 miles through downtown, extending as far north as Hildebrand Avenue and as far south as Mission Espada.
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ARTICLEWhat to Do in San Antonio• No visit to San Antonio is complete without a stroll along the,(E. Commerce Street). Threading through downtown, the pedestrian stretch alongside the San Antonio River features cobblestone paths and garden-bedecked banks 20 feet below street level.,(315 E. Commerce St.) offers visitors an exciting addition to any trip with an overview of the canal-like waterway, though some are content to simply people watch, with a margarita in hand.
NATIONAL PARKAngelina National ForestAngelina National Forest surrounds Sam Rayburn Reservoir in East Texas, off US 69 east of Lufkin. The forest's 153,179 acres encompass fragments of the “Pineywoods” region, which was heavily logged early in the 20th century. Towering pines and hardwoods have returned, sheltering deer, squirrels and occasional turkeys.
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NATIONAL PARKPadre Island National SeashorePadre Island National Seashore is parallel to the Gulf coast and reached via the JFK causeway at Corpus Christi. The national seashore covers 70 miles of 113-mile Padre Island, considered the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world. Some 600 species of plants and wildflowers can be found on the sand-duned strip of land, which is only .5 to 3 miles wide. To the east lies the Gulf and to the west the Laguna Madre, including a portion of the Intracoastal Waterway. On the Laguna Madre side lies the park's Bird Island Basin, a highly regarded and popular windsurfing spot.
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ARTICLEIntroductionA crossroads to southern Texas and Mexico, San Antonio is Tex-Mex at its best, mariachi songs spicing up balmy spring evenings and a scenic countryside peppered by oak, mesquite and cacti. Indulge in a hearty Mexican breakfast (huevos rancheros, anyone?), then take in a few of the city's serene old missions or a world-class art collection housed in a Spanish Colonial mansion.
NATIONAL PARKBig Thicket National PreserveBig Thicket National Preserve encompasses 15 units in southeast Texas. The 113,121-acre park protects one of the country's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. Until the 19th century, this region was a vast and almost impenetrable combination of woodlands and swamps.
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NATIONAL PARKSam Houston National ForestSam Houston National Forest is approximately 50 miles north of Houston on Lake Conroe. Offering hiking, camping, fishing, boating, hunting and other recreational activities, the 163,037-acre forest includes Double Lake and Cagle and Stubblefield recreation areas, Big Creek Scenic Area, Kelly's Pond and Little Lake Creek Wilderness Area.
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