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Mission District

San Francisco, CA (SoMa)
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Ranked #84 of 362 attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The city’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhood has an eclectic collection of shops, bars, restaurants and clubs rich in history and Latin culture.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Very nice area with all the murals and the story behind it. Nice shops and Mexican restaurants. Just another nice place to see in San Francisco.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I went to Mission District during the night. If you want to do something out of the touristy area, this is it, take the subway to this district. The architecture is very classic for the period. Don't forget to have ice cream at the plaza, the best creamy ice ever.

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florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It rules if you like awesome graffiti, a great walk able neighborhood and beautiful buildings! Cool shops, grocery stores and restaurants and lovely location! The pupusa's are so hot right now!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is the warmest part of the city. Very cool vibe and great little Mexican food shops. Not a very Latin vibe anymore, but you can see the history of its origins along the street.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

If you are a foodie - head to the mission. Delfina, Beretta are some of my favorites but there are so many more!

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

visit the hipster shops & get a taste of the mission district before all of the yuppies move in for a full gentrification of the area... it's happening now! lots of taco trucks, knick knack shops, ice creams, coffee, graffiti, heath ceramics, an interesting part of San Fran to explore

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Some stunning shops and cafe's on this street - just note that a lot of them are closed during the early morning (up until 11 AM) so I'd actually recommend coming here around dinner time.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Art, Bikes, Boutiques, and Burritos, what more can you ask for? The Murals in the alley( around 23rd street?), are some of the best I've ever seen. If I move to San Fran this would be the area for me!

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84 reviews 84 reviews
8 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The area is rapidly changing (i.e. gentrifying). I was warned by the police at the 16th and Mission BART station to avoid Mission between 16th and 17th, even in the daytime. I was actually told by the policeman that he would "guarantee" that I'd be robbed in that particular block! He advised sticking to Valencia St. from 16th to 24th.... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Nice area with a lot to do and see. Great new restaurants of every kind. Tons of interesting shops, coffee shops and even a great old fashioned barber shop.

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