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Mission District

San Francisco, CA (Mission)
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Ranked #97 of 375 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
45 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Some good eating but neighborhood is still quite sketchy, at least what we saw. If you plan to check it out do it during the day, know where you are going, and try not to look like you are from out of town.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We like the Mission District as its a vibrant local community - it has a line up of stellar restaurants, many of which are my personal favorites. Such restaurants as Foreign Cinema (one of my personal favorites for dining - come around dusk if you want to see the movie in the background playing when it gets dark). Other favorites... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were informed by some locals that mission was a fun up and coming area which I would say is true after visiting. Lots of bars restaurants and shops. I think between 16th and 24th on Valencia is best. Mission st is good too but Valencia has a better atmosphere. This is a Latin American district too so most foods... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We loved the Mission - amazing street art everywhere you look, great coffee & the best Mexican food I've ever eaten! The area has a great vibe & the rest of San Fran is easily accessible via the BART train for $2 each way.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The admission was reasonable; less than $10. Plan for one hour to see the entire chapel, museum, & cemetery. We met visitors from Italy & France and stayed longer talking with them. The SF earthquake destroyed portions of the mission but the chapel is nicely restored and contains many church artifacts. If you're into visiting Father Junipero's missions (I believe... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

i stayed in mission district. it's doing it own thing. gritty. lots of homeless people and weirdos. not all of them friendly. put your game face on. good latin food. mission dolores park is a must see. i wouldnt linger at night if you're skittish. if you're not used to it it would feel like an aggressive part of town.... More

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Victoria, BC, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

One of the really things about San Francisco is the ability to visit very different neighbourhoods. From Chinatown to the Mission District, each area has a unique flavour and feeling. The Mission District is startling when you first get there: A mix of Latino culture, Hipster bars, artisan restaurants, and funky shops. A very alive place that is well worth... More

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New York City, New York
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87 helpful votes 87 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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