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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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Bedford
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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10 helpful votes 10 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
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10 attraction reviews
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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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33 helpful votes 33 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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Newburgh, New York
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We've been to SF many times, and took a walk to the Mission District for the first time. Off the typical path for most tourists but up and coming area with a lot of hot restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries. Check out the street graffiti. Worth a trip to see some of "real" San Francisco.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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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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