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Mission District

Mission District
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Address: Mission St. between 16th and Army Sts., San Francisco, CA
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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There are many bad guys in the street but it's so good. The murales are amazing and everything was cool in that distric. I cannot imagine how beautiful can be living in that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tommaso F
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the murals on Lilac street. Great place to enhance my Instagram. Also stopped at a Mexican market to pick up the Small Trump piñata because the large would be a lot pricier to ship home.

Thank Linda B
Larkspur, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Your trip to San Francisco would not be complete without spending time in the Mission District. It is alive with a fusion of art, theater, food, cultures, customs, neighborhood feelings of protective ness , it's a some what affordable part of SF for young folks to get a room in an established flat. The resteranunts are phenomenal.

Thank Colleen K
Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to walking around this area. Older and Hispanic shops and restaurants in every blocks. Very colorful and bold, used to a rundown and poor distract in SF. Now Tech $$$$$ pouring in, the area became chic and high end. It had changed a lot, Valencia Blvd full of interesting and pricy stores. Chic, maybe. But Hispanic culture kind of... More 

Thank Janis Y
Pontedera, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are many bad guys in the street but it's so good. The murales are amazing and everything was cool in that distric. I cannot imagine how beautiful can be living in that district.

1 Thank Tommaso F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fun place to spend a day walking the neighborhoods and grazing on different foods. Also, lots of unique and interesting shops. Music and art (especially street art by professional artists tell the story of the Mission). To get the most out of your visit see: Tours: Precita Eyes Muralists.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed four nights there. At first I was a bit unsure of this area. I like my comfort zone and thought I might be out of it in the Mission District. Actually really enjoyed it. We stayed on Valencia street and walked from the subway to our accomodation with all our luggage. Walked easily to restaurants and a really lovely... More 

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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SF has become a homeless shelter and you can not walk down the street without beggars actually touching you in 2016. Go on a Sunday, have a group with you, women never walk alone!!!!!, Since SF has become a sanctuary City for illegals every street corner has a homeless begging. Google sefty in SF before going.

Thank Bob S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed visiting the Mission District in San Francisco. From Mission Dolores, to Mission Dolores Park, to the Clarion and Balmy Alley murals, to the wonderful restaurants and cafes, this area of town has it all. A great spot for foodies, history lovers, and lovers of art. A must see!

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

There is something for almost everyone in the mission. Food, Drink, interesting people, shopping, architecture, and art.

Thank Ty L
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The murals in the alley's range from simple to exotic, some are almost primitive and others were clearly the work of trained and talented artists. Lots of stories of political strife, gentrification has clearly taken a toll on the population. sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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