A World Heritage Site
History and modern attractions meet at the Missions and South San Antonio. Named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the San Antonio Missions and their corresponding Catholic parishes are open to the public to visit, learn and explore. The Mission reach portion of the River Walk connects four missions to each other and to Downtown for easy outdoor adventures by foot or bike. And outdoor adventures – hiking, biking, golfing, and outdoor movies – are not to be missed.
Immerse yourself in one of the city’s most historically significant neighborhoods. Ride, hike, or bike along the River Walk’s Mission Reach for lush landscape views, pit stops at every Mission, and a direct trail back to Downtown. Explore San Antonio’s culture through the Arbol de Vida at Mission Espada, featuring works from over 750 local students. Tee off on the Southside at The Republic Golf Club for views of Salado Creek. Or, visit Green Acres Golf & Games for outdoor family fun. Practice Yoga at Confluence Park. Birdwatch on a 1,200-acre bird paradise at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center or explore the Texas Air Museum at Stinson Field. When hunger strikes, grab a basket of fish and chips at longtime favorite, Bud Jones Restaurant, or try Nicha’s Comida Mexicana or Don Pedro for classic Tex-Mex dishes. Shop local at Little’s Boot Company. Then visit the Mission Open Air Market or Traders Village, experience Charrería – the national sport of Mexico and a grandfather of the rodeo – at the San Antonio Charro Association Charrería, and wind down with an outdoor movie on the lawn at Mission Marquee Plaza. Come explore what’s new.
Relax and recharge at a hotel in downtown San Antonio or along the famous River Walk for easy access to the Southside’s most historical and popular landmarks and attractions.Learn More
Don’t miss this neighborhood’s fantastically authentic Mexican food offerings; the area is filled with local favorites like Nicha’s and Don Pedro.Learn More
Walk, hike, kayak, or bike along the lush and historical Mission Reach trail – approximately 8 miles long. Explore the missions, Texas’ only World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Catch a live mariachi performance before Sunday mass. Or, tee off for a round of golf at Riverside Golf Course, then enjoy an outdoor movie on the lawn at Mission Marquee Plaza.Learn More