Looking for a vacation idea or are you looking to purchase a riverfront vacation home?
If so, this article covers the five greatest riverfront cities in the world. Which one has all the aspects you need?
New Orleans, LA
Why visit: The famous Mississippi River is a world famous landmark that offers some of the most incredible jogging paths, unsurpassed views, and concert venues. Some of the world’s most beautiful riverfront properties are right there on the good old Mississippi.
What to do: Be sure to visit Elizabeth’s Restaurant, just north of the new park. You can find this little gem at 601 Gallier St. 504-944-9272. For post-sunset excursions, it’s Mimi’s in the Marigny which is a neighborhood favorite boasting live jazz music and tapas that is to die for. Address: 2601 Royal Street. 504-872-9896.[hr]
San Antonio, TX
Why Go: The San Antonio River Walk is an amazing collection of tiny waterfalls, arched bridges, and beautiful reflections pools. These are all set a single story below the street level. San Antonio is one of the first American cities that has fully realized the potential of its riverfront property.
What to do: Gobble down a mango pork carnita with a cocktail at Barriba Cantina. Entrees start at just $10. There’s also a botique hotel called the Riverwalk Vista. It has an expansive 10-foot set of windows with a little rustic charm. You’re just a stone’s throw away from the river walk.[hr]
Napa Valley, CA
Why Go: Not all of Napa Valley is grapes and wine – although that is a good portion of the countryside. The riverfront properties however, are some of the most luxurious in the world. Napa’s riverfront is home to the Napa Yacht Club and an enormous shopping front that houses everything from 5-star restaurants to boutique shops.
What to do: Eat, drink, and be merry. Try the General Store restaurant right on the waterfront for lunch. For dinner, swing by Uva Trattoria Italiana for incredible Italian cuisine and live blues and jazz music. www.uvatrattoria.com[hr]
Why Go: The Hudson Riverfront is at the prime of its restoration effort and a parcel at Long Dock Park is the place to be. It has a dedicated kayak pavilion, rehabilitated wetlands, and a fishing pier.
What to do: The art collections of Richard Serra and Sol LeWitt are on display at Dia:Beacons. Also, along the bluff there is an elegant Bed and Breakfast with a true Hudson Valley Estate feel to it. The B&B is called Chrystie House Bed and Breakfast. The grounds are immaculate and it even has a Federal-style main house. 845-765-0251.[hr]
If you are looking to purchase a vacation home in the Napa Valley or along the Napa Riverfront,
call Donald Buresh today at 707.548.2545