Holidays are not complete without it
Christmas without strolling along the River Walk, through the arches of huge cypress trees draped with green and red LED lights is not Christmas at all. In fact, this nightmarish scenario should be banned for its complete disregard of holiday spirit. So, this December, buy some hot chocolate, stuff some marshmallows into it, and ogle at the Santas, elves, and beautiful lights, or else you're Ebenezer Scrooge.
You can drink on it
Open containers are actually allowed on the sidewalks by the river. What is this, New Orleans? Maybe this is mundane to you, but having the freedom to roam where we please with our alcoholic beverages is a novel concept in Texas. Naysayers will say the policy is dangerous because of a severe lack of railing to protect you and your open container from falling into the depths of the river. Get over it, that's a risk you have to take -- buy a super-sized margarita and roam, damnit!