On a short working trip to SF, we decided to get an apartment in the Mission District rather than stay in a Financial District hotel. What a good choice! It's my first visit to SF, and I fell in love the minute I arrived. The Mission is very vibrant, very pretty (all those pastel painted houses), scattered with loads of amazing murals reflecting the Latino culture and the history of the district, and some fab eateries (though I quickly learned you need recommendations, as there are many, and the first one I picked by chance was not great). There are a fair few homeless people here, which took me aback at first, but no aggression or hassle at all, in fact, some of them helped me when I was a bit lost. Don't be afraid of this district, it's a great place to stay.
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