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Mission District

San Francisco, CA (Mission)
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San Francisco Food Tour: Taste the Mission
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Ranked #76 of 318 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: The city’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhood has an eclectic...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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. Colorful murals decorate fences, building walls and garage doors.
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

"La Mision" as the locals call it, is located in the heart of the City. It is surrounded by Bernal Hieghts to the south, Twin Peaks to the west and Potrero hill to the east. It has the best weather in all of the city, because these mountains stop the fog from coming it. La Mision is vibrant with the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We drove here to visit Tartine Bakery and found a really nice district. You could spend many hours here but unfortunately we only had a short while. Plenty of restaurants and cafes.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I was not sure about going there, but once I decided to take the chance was love at 1st sight! Such a lively place, far from being fancy, but awesome to walk around, check the graffiti, great foods!!

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Tucson, AZ
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102 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This area is a mix of new and old and reflects the Latin American culture of many of its residents. The murals on the walls are one reason to go as they are colorful and interesting. There are a variety of shops including thrift shops, art galleries, boutiques and plenty of restaurants. Parking is tough so taking the Bart to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I visit San Francisco monthly and I always visit the The Mission to eat and shop. There are new restaurants opening and older restaurants reinventing themselves that it is such a "foodie" area. I always visit the good people at Siegel's Clothing on Mission between 19th and 20th Streets -- this is one of the most eclectic clothing stores anywhere.... More 

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San Diego, California
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237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Old Mission-New Mission how I love thee. It was always cool of course and now it's still cool cool cool but as with so many of these neighborhoods-new people, new businesses and new money-it's transforming into something very different. Good different yes. Bad different I guess if you must lament over the past. It's just different. Time changes, people stop... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We visited this area as part of an organised tour. Really interesting area with lots of wall paintings and interesting characters. Not sure I'd want to be walking around here in the dark though!!

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Bedford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

we had amazing breakfast here. The colours are vivid and the streets lively. Dress down in this. Local. Many homeless sleep here so watch your step if you are here early morning.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

An interesting area to walk around after visiting Mission Dolores. But I didn't feel entirely at ease being on my own. Don't go there at night. The murals at 24th and an alley called Balmy are very interesting, and I enjoyed studying and interpreting them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Mission District is one most significant contributors to the city’s character. If you read through other reviews, you might wonder why the area is alternatively referred to as “sketchy,” “grungy,” “frightening” and “booming,” “bohemian,” and “wonderful.” In fact, the area is really too large for a single description. The Mission District should not be missed, but some areas of... More 

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