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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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The Mission District is a diverse area of the city...once a virtial melting pot of cultures, Chinese, Phillipino, Mexican and Eurooean. Now mostly Hispanic, has many good Mexican... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Larry M
Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my partner and I visited while in san fran. a rich culture in traditions of mexico, latin American, this place is colourful, with lots to see. lots of must eats, and hippest botiques and very cool bars and clubs. well worth a isit.

Thank enncle
Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Architecture, street vibe, murals - lots to see in the Mission District. A local person at Fisherman's Wharf had recommended visiting the Mission District and he was right!

Thank windswept361
Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mission District is a diverse area of the city...once a virtial melting pot of cultures, Chinese, Phillipino, Mexican and Eurooean. Now mostly Hispanic, has many good Mexican and Central American eateries and cultural landmarks.

Thank Larry M
Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

we walked around and took pictures. Lots of art graffiti all around. Cool place to check out on a nice day.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

...and expensive! Couple of good places like Four Barrel Coffee, the best Mexican food joints and bi-rite ice-cream. The graffittis are cool too.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A lot to see in this part of the city and one that is often overlooked. Has a LOT of hills (it's San Francisco, right?) but worth the walk. Enjoyed this neighborhood and we took a tour so we learned more of the history of the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My friend lives in the Mission District, so when I visit him, I get to explore this whole wonderful neighborhood. There are murals all over the place, so there's lots of free art to see. Just peek into the alleys as you're walking down the streets to find a good spot for viewing murals. I walked through many, many alleys... More 

Thank Blaize S
Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If I can afford to live here, i'd be there yesterday. It reminds me of North Park (San Diego) but on a massive scale. Good food, shops and excellent bars. Definitely worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Mission District is easily accessible via BART and other public transport. It is interesting to see the blend of old Hispanic heritage and the new gentrification that's coming in. There are a lot of interesting restaurants and business in the area. The architecture is neat too. We were only here a few hours, but with a more well thought out... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We made a day of it and walked he length of 24th st (Cnr of Potrero) and turned right up Valencia. Plenty of interesting places to shop, eat and drink... great place to get away from the tourist traps of other parts of San Fran

Thank Patrick L

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhoods in the country.
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