San Antonio is the second largest city in Texas and the 7th in the country. It was founded in 1718 as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost. By 1731 it became the first settlement in what is present-day Texas. With its deep roots in Spanish, Mexican, and American history, the city is home to incredible food, museums, history, and architecture. Below we have 7 accessible activities to explore during your next trip to San Antonio.
- Mission Trails
The trails were created in 1993 and offer biking, hiking, and driving routes that connect between the five Spanish missions as well as landmarks of the city. There are over 50 different sites to see along this trail and goes through several historic districts.
- The Alamo
One of the most famous battles in American history took place at the Alamo Mission in 1836. Today, the area is a museum that has parts of the original buildings and teaches you through history to remember the Alamo.
- River Walk
The River Walk is a section along the San Antonio River about 5 miles long filled with shops, restaurants, and entertainment. There are also maps available that show the accessible features of the different Riverwalk sections including ramps, elevators, and paths.
- San Antonio Museum of Art
The San Antonio Museum of Art is home to one of the most expansive collections of art in the south, including specialties in ancient Greek, Egyptian, and Roman art as well as pieces of Texan and traditional folk art.
- San Antonio Botanical Gardens
The now 38 acres of gardens opened in May of 1980 and features several different gardens and buildings to see beautiful flowers, plants, and architecture. The gardens include a conservatory, carriage house, a bird watching structure, and several old homes dating back to the mid-1800s.
- Witte Museum
While in Texas, it’s only fitting to learn about the history and future of the state, which can be done at the Witte Museum. The museum was opened in 1926 after funding from a San Antonio businessman, Alfred Witte, made the dream of schoolteacher Ellen Schultz possible.
- Tower of the Americas
To get unique panoramic views of the city, travel to the top of the 750 foot tall tower located in the heart of the city. They also offer a restaurant, to enjoy a lunch with an unforgettable view!
With so many things to do in San Antonio, it is the perfect place to rent an accessible vehicle from MobilityWorks. During the month of June, we are offering 10% off Accessible Van Rentals * at our San Antonio and Selma locations. All of our rental vans come equipped with easy-to-use retractable tie-downs and are available for a day or weeks at a time. You also have peace of mind with our 24-hour emergency hotline in case of emergency.
Call today to make a reservation at 1.877.275.4915. Reservations also can be requested online at www.mobilityworks.com/wheelchair-vans-for-rent.