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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 mission and visit at my speed.
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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!
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|
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
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|
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|
While there is some public transportation available, a car is your best option. IMO, they are indeed worth visiting.