One of my favorite urban walks in the US is the San Antonio Riverwalk. It is magical strolling the lush riverside paths lined with towering Cypress trees, restaurants, hotels, shops, museums, and recreation spots.
A little history: Robert H. H. Hugman was a young architect with a vision. His concept of winding pathways and bridges flanking the river was his beautiful solution to harnessing the river running through downtown. It also managed heavy seasonal rains, saving both lives and dollars. It wasn’t until much later that the full vision of the Father of the River Walk realized its’ full potential.