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Mission District

Address: Mission St. between 16th and Army Sts., San Francisco, CA (Mission)
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San Francisco Food Tour: Taste the Mission
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Ranked #70 of 330 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
Fee: No
Owner description: The city’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhood has an eclectic...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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11 helpful votes 11 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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140 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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Baltimore
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112 helpful votes 112 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The culture here is amazing. From food to clothing to people every where. You literally see more people than cars on the street here. I make a stop every 4 times to try a new food place here.

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Arlington, Virginia
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20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I enjoyed walking around Mission District; it definitely shows the hippie vibe of San Francisco. Some of the murals have quite interesting (from anthropological perspective, anyways) messaging. Make sure to check out the old Mission - it is a great historic site. There are numerous small shops, bars, and food spots to explore. While I can see how this area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I liked the place because of murals, some of them are awesame!..There are a lot of restaurants if you like this kind of latin-like style.. however there are a lot of homless on every corner and other strange people and plenty of beggers(much more then in central part of city) that I was afraid walking a bit.. I would not... More 

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Cameron, Oklahoma, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a fun place to visit, shop, and browse. Loved the street art and the cultural diversity. I don't remember the name of the restaurant, but hands down the best Mexican food I have eaten on this side of the border! Can't wait to go back when I have more time just to walk around.

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Denver, Colorado
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This neighborhood is one of constant motion. There is so much to see, to do, that it's just impossible to take it all in on one visit. Walk down Valencia, pop into shops...great park for kids along the way. Valencia is teeming with neat bookstores, hidden gems, toy stores, even a pirate store for your wandering pleasure. Thrifters will enjoy... More 

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Thun, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

For me, the Mission was a perfect place to stroll around and explore the area. Enjoy the great variety of restaurants, coffee shops and stores. I was there with my family and happened to end-up in dolores park almost every day. Nice atmosphere, great playground and beautiful view over the city.

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