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Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX

The most engaging waterfront walk in America is barely inches from the San Antonio River. Winding through downtown Texas in its own lively urban canyon , which on scorching days makes it one of the coolest places in Texas, Riverwalk is lined with cafes and many other layers of activity that rise up from the waters edge. Built as a WPA project in the 1930s, it is an unsurpassed tourist magnet but also remains a place ...more »

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Venice Beach, CA

Starting with the Santa Monica Pier and heading south in a never-ending blast of eclectic energy, this wonderful promenade and beach symbolizes the very definition of eccentricity. In what might aptly be termed a human circus, Venice Beach provides a public stage for artists, sunbathers, basketball players, religious proselytizers, and of course, half-naked muscle-bound exhibitionists. Oh, and don’t forget the street ...more »

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Baltimore Inner Harbor

Two miles of waterfront promenade in downtown Baltimore, lined with museums, marinas, boat charters, office buildings, apartment buildings/condos, hotels, entertainment venues and a retail festival marketplace. Water taxi service and within walking distance of public transit, the central business district and the Camden Yards ballparks.

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South Beach, Miami, FL

Everyone marvels at the most fashionable waterfront in the world, where flashy vehicles vying for attention with some of the most beautiful people in the world. They all “walk” their way along this stretch of Historic Art Deco buildings day and night.

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Laguna Beach, CA

A winding boardwalk entices you to walk much farther than you intended, and convinces many visitors to explore moving to Laguna Beach so they can stroll it every day. The waterfront park draws thousands of people daily, seamlessly weaving together basketball and volleyball courts, playgrounds, a recreation center with lawn bowling, and several open grassy areas for games and picnicking. Together with artist-designed ...more »

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