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Mission District

San Francisco, CA (Mission)
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San Francisco Food Tour: Taste the Mission
Ranked #80 of 318 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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96 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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317 reviews 317 reviews
63 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 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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374 reviews 374 reviews
190 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

For any other Australians out there, the mission district is the American version of Ipswich. Maybe stop for a quick walk through if you happen to be driving past otherwise you wouldn't regret skipping it. It is not even interesting-weird, but more just weird in the way that you feel as though you could get robbed at any moment, and... More

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14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

San Francisco has a rich tradition for diversity, not just for Chinatowns and the Castro District, that have a long history well registered in the media. Mission District is the place were the strong latin culture, mainly Mexican and Central American people choose to express the strength of its history and traditions is best expressed in the graffitis and wall... More

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