San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, San Antonio
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First established by Catholic missionaries on the frontier of the Spanish Southwest, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park highlights the history behind the colonization of this area. Take a step back into the 18th century and explore the four preserved missions located on the property: Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada. Free, hour-long, and highly recommended guided ranger tours depart from the visitor center at Mission San Jose. While the missions are accessible by foot or bike via the riverwalk trail, they are quite spread out, so traveling by car is recommended. To visit San Antonio Missions National Historical Park on your holiday in San Antonio, and find out what else San Antonio has to offer, use our San Antonio vacation planner.
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  • We did all 5 missions (the park and the Alamo) and the Aquaduct. It does look like a wonderful place to spend the day on a bike. 
  • If you love history and love historical buildings you must visit the Missions in San Antonio. The buildings are beautiful and it's just amazing to see the buildings from so long ago. Great experience. 
  • If you love history and culture, then see the 5 missions. Now a UNESCO nomination. Each one has a little different story.