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SAN ANTONIO, Texas Suddenly the bride is in front of us. Shyly looking down, I don't think she even saw us. Her father held her hand tightly as they crossed a strip of the River Walk in San Antonio on the way to tiny Marriage Island, where her husband to be waited. They were escorted by an excited group of family and friends, all focused on the destination, an islet anchored by a cypress tree, where eyes would lock and vows would be whispered. Well, I've never photo bombed anyone anywhere but I know I'm part of this particular couple's big day. So, sorry, dear newlyweds, but yes that's me in your photos, lurking in the background. Best of luck! You just never know what you'll see in San Antonio. This city, which turns 300 in 2018 here before Texas was Texas attracts 34 million visitors a year, 70,000 of them Canadian. And it's true, a river does run through it. A $358.3 million project to lengthen its lovely leafy River Walk from 5 km to 25 km was recently completed. On its banks in the downtown, the river helps form a pedestrian street, one level below the hustle of traffic. Picturesque stone bridges lead to restaurants, hotels, museums, even a mall. In the evening, garlands of lights create a twinkling, romantic atmosphere. Out for a stroll, you might even become an inadvertent wedding crasher, too. Arriving in San Antonio, there is no better way to say hello to the city than to get to know the charms of the River Walk. But the river has much more to offer. A revitalization project has taken place at a former brewery area not far north of the downtown. The Pearl Brewery complex is indeed a jewel. Dating back to 1883, the once industrial area now has a hip, modern feel. Its urban village is made up of 324 apartments, 18 restaurants and cafes, 14 retailers and several businesses, a farmers market, a culinary institute and a great location. OK, lean in now, I have something to share: Jazz TX. This amazing jazz club is located in the cellar of the Bottling Department at the Pearl. At the end of a full day of tourist sites and eateries, we had planned to drop in here for 15 minutes or so and ended up staying much longer. The band was toe tapping, the seating comfortable, there's food and drinks, and a small dance floor that was put to good use. A very cool way to end your day. But wait, we're not quite finished with our river journey. Spare some time during your visit to check out the Witte, a natural history museum near the source of the river. Dinosaur footprints "walk" the exterior wall. Inside look up at a projection of the night sky as it was in the 23rd century BC. Major construction was going on during our visit (we were wearing hard hats!). An exciting grand opening of a new dinosaur gallery is set for March 4. So the river is a long and winding road here in San Antonio that will lead you to many things romance, great food, even the odd dinosaur or two. AT THE PEARL Browse, pop into a shop, settle down for a yummy breakfast (at Bakery Lorraine try the toasted almond porridge with fruit), later walk through the farmers market, then select something to read at The Twig, a sweet oakley airbrake xl change lens bookstore in the square. If you're lucky, you're staying at Hotel Emma, formerly the brewhouse. If not, peek inside this stunning accommodation and I dare you not to lift up your camera. You can have dinner here, at Supper. However, there are many tempting dining choices at the Pearl. Cured is an attractive place featuring charcuterie. A tin ceilinged building (it once housed the brewery offices), a zinc topped bar, original vault, reclaimed woods it all adds up to an eye catching contemporary room that hasn't forgotten its past. Try the Cured cocktail lemon thyme moonshine, ginger, citrus bitters, sparkling wine. Bewitching, huh! Another night, try Botika, a bustling new restaurant at the Pearl. During a recent visit with a small group of Canadian journalists, we sat at a blue velvet oakley airbrake xl clear lens banquette and admired the lively decor. The menu? Japanese Peruvian and Chinese Peruvian offerings. Yes, really. The gorgeous sake sangria was just the beginning. Try the salmon tiradito and asado criollo noodles. Now, that's dining. NEAR THE WITTE While you're up this way, run across the street to The Smoke Shack for a barbecue lunch. This eatery was a tremendous surprise. "Have you tried the brisket?" our host asked. And I want to say the same to you. OMG, good. This is a crowded, no frills place where all the emphasis is on the food. You'll wonder why there's not something like it in your neighbourhood.

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