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The location is set on a large space, but the mission itself isn't too big to walk around and explore. There are places to stop and read more about the history and take nice pictures - the arches from the front entrance to the right...More
We visited this beautiful mission/church on Sunday February 10th around 4:00 pm (Closes at 5 We were fortunate to walk in on an informal lecture given by by a retired priest. He was talk was fascinating and lively as he told the history of the...More
Mission Concepcion is the closest one to downtown SA when you head south visiting four of them. It is easily reached by car, around 15 min and has enough parking spaces.
The Mission and it's compounds are not that big compared to the major San...More
First, pick up a brochure "San Antonio Missions." Okay, I did that for you; see my pictures. Second, head to the Mission Espada: that's the furthest south. If our self-guided "tour" was any indication, most people do the opposite. Work your way north; this will...More
I have traveled to the San Antonio area many times over the past 20 years, but I had never ventured off of the beaten to find this hidden treasure. This is a very well maintained and preserved mission. I highly recommend adding all 5 missions...More
First up, we're from Los Angeles. So whoever thought of setting TX time 2 hours ahead of CA need to be shot. What a waste of precious time!!! Second - thanks to Prus...Tejas...Octo...Frog... and Lady for all the wonderful suggestions. My wife and I tried to visit 'em all but we had barely enough time. Third - thanks Drury Plaza for having our room ready early. We were at the lobby by 2:05 pm and the receptionist hand us the key card despite arriving almost full hour earlier than...More
January 22, 2012|
Sounds like you packed a lot into your time in San Antonio. I'm looking forward to reading more if you've got it. I can live vicariously until I get there for my annual March San Antonio vacation.
First time trip to Texas-San Antonio & Dallas-Where to stay? (6 Replies)
My husband and I are coming to Texas-first time for us. Will be in San Antonio for 3 days (flying in from CO) for a conference but will have some time for sightseeing. We then want to travel to Dallas for more sightseeing and then fly back to CO from Dallas. We are very much into history and not so much into Art/gardens/amusement parks/shopping, especially on limited time. From some research, it seems like past the Riverwalk/Alamo and Mission Concepcion, that might be the top 3 things we want...More
February 15, 2016|
I would definitely stay a night in Austin as opposed to three in Dallas. You can stay downtown at a boutique hotel and visit the Capitol and adjoining buildings (the visitors center is in the oldest building in Austin on the Capitol grounds) and tour the LBJ Library and Harry Ransom Center (both on the Univ of Texas campus). The downtown entertainment district is a fun time at night and you can also take a cab down to South Congress for shops, drinking and dining. There are lots of online...More
help w/ itinerary please... (5 Replies)
There is a guided tour that goes to the following: -Alamo -Mission San Jose -Market Square -Texas Adventure -Mission Concepcion One review suggested these are things a person could do themselves. My husband and I are traveling together and just have a couple of days, ages 32 and 34. We like history/architecure, good food, drinks and interesting/local shopping. I like art but he really doesn't. Would this list be good to cover off? And is it possible in one day? Day 2 maybe...More
October 27, 2011|
What is Texas Adventure? And the Alamo and Market Square are downtown. And the 2 missions you want to see will take maybe half hour each and are only a few miles apart. They are worth it, I think.