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Mission Trail

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Address: , San Antonio, TX
Phone Number: 2109321001
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the...
A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.
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Visiting the Missions

There are several missions other than the Alamo that are well worth visiting and great for photo ops, self guided so you can take your time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There are several missions other than the Alamo that are well worth visiting and great for photo ops, self guided so you can take your time.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a great thing to do in San Antonio. These missions have been under renovation for a while and pretty much done. They are beautiful and full of history. You can rent a bike or drive to the different missions.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We enjoy riding our bikes on the Mission Trail. A varied ride - hills, curves, blacktop, concrete, some caliche. Varied landscape. We enjoy stopping at the missions far away from the hustle & bustle of downtown. There are many places to stop, rest, parks, restrooms, etc. We are fortunate to have the Mission Reach Trail. An enjoyable half day experience.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I ride our bikes down mission trail, beautiful area to ride, stop and explore. Wide side walks, are big enough for people riding and walking. They have done such a great job building this mission reach area, would recommend to any and everyone.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The entire mission trail was a great experience. They do a good job of posting signs to keep us on the right track. Plan about 3-4 hours to get through the entire non-Alamo driving tour. Perhaps another hour+ for the Alamo.

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Do yourself a favor and skip the Alamo. Instead, spend the time touring the missions. My favorites were the ones located the furthest away from town. Very educational, relaxing, and with a reverence sadly lacking at the Alamo.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you are headed to San Antonio for the very first time then put this on your itinerary. I go to San Antonio every year or so and about every third trip I put the mission trail on my list, because I love it. History buffs will appreciate the connection to historic Texas. The architecture is beautiful. Nature lovers will... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We did this through grey line tours and had a private driver. Stopped at all but the furthest mission. Excellent tour and worth every cent. The missions tell the story like nothing else can. Really, of all the things you can choose to do in San Antonio, don't skip this one. It's great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a wonderful window into our history. Perfect setting for a family or couples. Enjoyed every moment.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We rode to 3 out of 5 of the Missions on the Mission trail - it is a wide, paved trail that is easy to ride. There are picnic benches, and regular sitting benches along the way - we stopped at a table under a tree to have a picnic - it was so nice, sitting in the shade relaxing,... More 

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