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Mission Trail, San Antonio
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Hike or bike and explore the religious history of San Antonio as you travel past four historic missions that have been nominated as World Heritage Sites. The trail leads you along the San Antonio River Walk through a 13 km (8 mi) stretch of rehabilitated aquatic habitat and woodland to each of the historic Catholic missions founded by Spanish Franciscan priests in the 1700s. Start at Mission Concepción, first dedicated in 1755; it's the oldest stone church in the United States that is fully unrestored yet still intact. From here, you'll move on to Mission San José, the queen of the missions, founded in 1720. This mission earned its accolade of With our custom trip planner, San Antonio attractions like Mission Trail can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This ride is wonderful. We have done it in spring and fall, both are lovely. We chose to start at the south end at Mission Espada and ride up to the city, stop for lunch in the city, then enjoy the do...  more »
  • I love the missions--so many tourists don't know anything about them--don't realize that they exist... 
  • We drove to the lowest Mission - Mission Espada - where the guide suggested we drive up to the next mission (Mission San Juan) stopping at the aquaduct first. From there we could rent bikes outside th...  more »