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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

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Historical area that stretches nine miles and contains four important 18th-century missions.
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2202 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After our visit to the Alamo, we took the time to visit the other four missions in San Antonio. It was amazing to step back into this part of history and see how these communities were built.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank COTX40
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go when the weather is mild. These are beautiful, old, incredible missions, and they still have services you can attend. What a spectacular way to learn about history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in north San Antonio for a couple of years back in the early 90’s and visited the Alamo several times, but somehow I never heard about the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. This Texas history treasure is located about 5 miles south...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try the Mission Reach Trail and bike between the San Antonio Missions! What a wonderful way to visit them all!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 0325johanna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each of the mission churches are 2 1/2 miles apart and you can get there by bus, renting a bike or walking along the River Walk. Each one is unique and I would recommend seeing all of them.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LisaJane222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed with how well maintained these historical grounds and buildings were kept. It was definitely not a busy time so we had the chance to take our time and visit the churches. We had an excellent day and the missions were in easy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Wayne2227
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The San Antonio Missions National Park consists of several missions of which we visited two – San Juan and San Jose. (San Jose has the visitor’s center and gift shop.) These missions are well worth seeing, not only for the historical aspect, but for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a lovely place to learn about our city. San Antonio is a 300 year old city, one of the oldest in the United States. I brought my children here so they can learn a little bit about our history, and this national park is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jmcruuuz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love learning about history and visiting units of the National Park Service, so this was a must-do for us. One quick note — there’s so much talk of biking between the four missions (which does look really neat) that I almost missed the fact...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Jodi307
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Missions National Historical Park and the Spanish mission churches collectively form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These missions are old for the New World, begun in the early 1700's along the road that would become known as the El Camino Real. There are really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 12, 2018|
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Response from Dlg_1971 | Reviewed this property |
Depending how active you are. Take a bicycle or scooter. There are also many tours available. Take a city tour from the Alamo to see all of San Antonio then follow up by visiting points of interest. I prefer to drive to each... More
March 12, 2018|
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Response from mikempink | Reviewed this property |
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
Michael W
January 14, 2018|
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Response from Chief J | Reviewed this property |
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
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Hotel Suggestions - 4 nights (3 Replies)
Hey, 2 forty somethings are doing a roadtrip around TX, and have 4 nights in SA. Currently looking for hotel suggestions. Ideally we'd like to be on the Riverwalk, with a view of it from our hotel, but we'd only like to spend $100-$150 a night. We'll be in town, 4-8 Sept. Where do you recommend staying? Sights of interest to us are: River Walk, Western Shooting, Towers of the Americas, Alamo, Japanese Tea Gardens, Missions National Historical Park, SeaWorld Thank you
July 24, 2013|
Response fromTxOffWeGo|
Have a look at the Marriott Residence Inn Downtown/Alamo Plaza. Five minute walk to The Alamo (you can see the Alamo grounds from the hotel.) Once you are at the Alamo, you cross a street, go down some steps and through the lobby of the Hyatt and you are on the Riverwalk. Convenient freeway access. Recently renovated. A decent breakfast is included in the rate. Full kitchens in most units so nice have the fridge and freezer. Haven't checked the prices lately so not sure if it fits into your...More
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San Antonio (11 Replies)
Two adult travelers, with car, wondering is three days enough to get the flavor of San Antonio? Want to drive out towards Fredericksburg, after we visit San Antonio. Please let me know what you think about three days. We are looking at the following, maybe not everything, depending on our time. -The Alamo -River Walk -Missions National Historical Park -San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral -Botanical Garden -Mission San Jose -Natural Bridge Caverns -Mission Trail Thanks in advance.
January 28, 2016|
Response fromGehrig|
I believe you can get a good first look at San Antonio in 3 "full" days if you are talking about 3 nights accommodations and leaving on day 4 for Fredericksburg. Natural Bridge Caverns is almost a full day trip outside the city taking into account travel and spending some time in New Braunfels/Gruene before returning to San Antonio. If you plan to spend 2 nights and use day three as a day trip to Fredericksburg on the way to somewhere else with Natural Bridge Caverns sandwiched in there...More
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (9 Replies)
Are these missions near the riverwalk???? We we be in San Antonio Labor Day weekend and am wondering if they are worth a visit.
July 05, 2013|
Response fromTxOffWeGo|
While there is some public transportation available, a car is your best option. IMO, they are indeed worth visiting.