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Counting the Alamo, there are five missions spread out over about 10 miles. All are well preserved with good historical signage. Mission San Jose and Mission Concepcion are the standouts, but all are interesting.
If you're visiting San Antonio, TX, you can't miss the Missions National Historical Park. Easily, it will take around half a day or more for you to visit it. There are 4 Missions inside the Park and they are around 2,5 km distance one from...More
A short drive out of San Antonio, there are 4 missions you can visit (plus the Alamo of course). All free, self guided tours, but there is a park ranger led tour also available as well. Really enjoyed and learned allot.
A good day out. Take time to take in as much as possible. Staff are very friendly and helpfull. Some of the myths are revieled. I was very suprised at the amount of British that were there to defend the Alamo.
We’ve lived in San Antonio for nearly 30 years but I’d never been to the Missions. Grandkids clamored for me to take them so I did. I’ve been to The Alamo many times but had never had the opportunity. The grounds are lovely. We felt...More
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I would go to Mission Espade Because it is a rural setting and will give you a closer approximation of what the missions may have looked like before being engulfed by the City. Slightly south of the mission before you cross... More
I would go to Mission Espade Because it is a rural setting and will give you a closer approximation of what the missions may have looked like before being engulfed by the City. Slightly south of the mission before you cross the river, the public restrooms have decorative artwork specifically designed for the missions. In addition, just north of this mission there is an historical marker in an easy access turn-out from Mission Road that shows the road is part of El Camino Real ("Kings Highway"). It also has an active acequia system that feeds water to farmers fields as originally designed by the mission builders. Also, if you follow Mission Road north (trail markers every 10th of a mile should help you stay on the trail) to a working aqueduct from the original mission builders. Watch for the parking area for the aqueduct just off the roadway as you go north and before you get to Stinson airfield. It is a beautiful stone structure with running water.
Hey Michael, not sure on that service but we received excellent guidance from the visitor center across from the Alamo. I am sure they can answer your question. We rode the rental bikes one way and were able to drop the... More
Hey Michael, not sure on that service but we received excellent guidance from the visitor center across from the Alamo. I am sure they can answer your question. We rode the rental bikes one way and were able to drop the bikes off at the last mission and take an Uber back to downtown for $23 . That made the ride easier for this 50 year old dude! The visitor center number is 1-800-447-3372. Happy travels!