Some road trips can cover a lot of ground in a short distance. The San Antonio Missions Trail highlights the missions within the city, all of which have played significant roles in the history of this South Texas Plains city. The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park was established in 1983 to protect the various colonial missions that are part of the park. Everyone knows the Alamo, while the Mission San Antonio de Valero is across the street and at the site of this historical battle. Some of the other missions on the trail are the Mission San Francisco de la Espada, the Mission San Jose, and the Mission Concepción (seen here).