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Address: Mission St. between 16th and Army Sts., San Francisco, CA
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
Description: The city’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhood has an eclectic collection...
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 Food Tour: Taste the Mission

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Tech Mex

The Mission District is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of San Francisco. Steeped in Central and South American culture (forgive my obnoxious and over-simplified review... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Mission District is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of San Francisco. Steeped in Central and South American culture (forgive my obnoxious and over-simplified review title), the area has recently become a popular place to reside for young professionals in the tech industry. For better or for worse, this means that now dotted between the colorful shops... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I put the Mission District on my San Francisco itinerary to feed my curiosity about Latin America, and it provided an excellent cultural entry point that I would highly recommend for others with similar interests. The District is centred on Mission Street, which contains a plethora of shops, libraries and cafes all catering to the local Latin American (mostly Mexican... More 

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NAPLES
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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119 helpful votes 119 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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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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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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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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