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Mission Trail

San Antonio, TX (Harlandale)
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Ranked #12 of 190 attractions in San Antonio
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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tampa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The mission Trail is definitely worth seeing in the missions along route with the exception of the Alamo. So rich in history and Un -touched and protected.

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Very interesting if you like the history of San Antonio and like to see a lot of missions Also nice, long (very long) trail

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Austin, TX, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Start with San Jose Mission - shows a movie that gives history of missions so you can understand what you are seeing. Also has guides to really get more info and ask questions. Mission Concepcion is also interesting and worth the visit. Others are smaller and good to see if you have the time. You can use the "Bike rental... More

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Los Angeles, California
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359 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Each mission is a short bike ride from one to the next. Rent a B-Cycle and you get "30 minutes free" which gives you enough time to bike from one to the next (parking/rental stations at each mission) give you the ability to return them without a fee. Do the free NPS junior ranger program for kids. Watch the video... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a little far out on the southside of SA and you drive from mission to mission. Each mission has something nice about it. I feel peaceful when I go out to see these spots. I haven't notice any tour guides but they might be there. You don't really need one.

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Denton, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

You can see all four of San Antonio's missions in a half a day (not including the Alamo) but that is probably more missions than you'd want to see. My favorites are Espada and San Juan de Capistrano; Concepcion has the best-preserved church. San Jose was ineptly restored. The signage to help navigate along the route is good... a car... More

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I run and or bike here almost daily. It's safe, clean, and well-maintained. Most of the drinking fountains work and there is a ton of wildlife. Today, I helped a small (2 inch) turtle cross the trail before he got squashed by a biker or something. Be sure to spend some time here and relax by the river, away from... More

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Boscawen, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Saw the Alamo in town then drove to the others. Took about 4 hours to stroll around each & take beautiful pictures. Well worth the visit as all are different. Park rangers & stall answered questions.

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Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Recently the Mission Trail has been improved quite a bit ,the bike and walking paths have been cleaned and fixed making it enjoyable as you go from one mission to another,it's a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a must see and do when in San Antonio, historical and good exercise too! It is fun to bike or walk or run, and see the missions on the way, you all need to see it!

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