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Address: Mission St. between 16th and Army Sts., San Francisco, CA
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
Description: The city’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhood has an eclectic collection...
The city’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhood has an eclectic collection of shops, bars, restaurants and clubs rich in history and Latin culture. Colorful murals decorate fences, building walls and garage doors.
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On top five of neighborhoods

It is definetly on my top five of neighborhoods. there is eerything there. Plain area, with space for pedestrian, bike and vehicles. Buildings not way too high, inhabited enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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New York, New York, United States
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I may have missed the point of this district entirely however I found it to be extremely dirty, a lot of homeless people begging on the street which was sad, stray dogs & the smell coming from some of the food establishments was just horrible. Yes there are some interesting art murals but it's really not worth it. I certainly... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It is definetly on my top five of neighborhoods. there is eerything there. Plain area, with space for pedestrian, bike and vehicles. Buildings not way too high, inhabited enough by all sorts of people,who live and/or work in the área, little and larger amazing shops for all sorts of snoberies. Restaurants of good and excelent quality, some tables outside, gets... More 

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New York City, New York
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

You can spend hours walking around this neighborhood. Murals, street art, graffiti, a mix of all 3 or whatever you call it, if you have any interest in art, do your self a favor and spend some time in the Mission. Start at Precita Eyes Muralists and get a self-guided walking map. Get your camera ready and prepare to be... More 

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New York City, New York
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287 reviews 287 reviews
76 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Another San Francisco gem of a neighborhood where churches, great shops, many restaurants (disproportionately Mexican, it seemed) dot the streets and fabulous wall graffiti brought to an art form as opposed to spray can terrorism. Definitely fun to walk around. Didn't venture into the shops, but I feel like I missed something and woud return.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Mission District is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of San Francisco. Steeped in Central and South American culture (forgive my obnoxious and over-simplified review title), the area has recently become a popular place to reside for young professionals in the tech industry. For better or for worse, this means that now dotted between the colorful shops... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I put the Mission District on my San Francisco itinerary to feed my curiosity about Latin America, and it provided an excellent cultural entry point that I would highly recommend for others with similar interests. The District is centred on Mission Street, which contains a plethora of shops, libraries and cafes all catering to the local Latin American (mostly Mexican... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My visit to San Francisco included a tour of the Mission District. What I loved most about the tour was stopping to look "up close and personal" at the murals. There were diverse scenes which told stories with their paintings and multi-hued murals which needed to be looked at time and time again. I was always the last one to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A rich epicentre of the traditional Mexican/Latino culture on Mission St which stretches right into the city centre. the Mission now is home to the young Silicon valley employees also and commands high rents for this vibrant area. Mission Dolores is one of the cities oldest structures and a must see as is Dolores park. Valencia St has some lovely... More 

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Baltimore
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181 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Mission is a good area to stroll around and take photos. There are many great murals and unique sites here. I love the restaurants in the area; it's easy to find delicious food at very reasonable prices. I try to always stop by the Mission whenever I get to San Francisco and feel it's a great part of the... More 

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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Mission is a good area to stroll around and take photos. There are many great murals and unique sites here. I love the restaurants in the area; it's easy to find delicious food at very reasonable prices. I try to always stop by the Mission whenever I get to San Francisco and feel it's a great part of the... More 

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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