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Mission District

Free admission
Mission District, San Francisco, CA

Ways to visit Mission District

The Mission typically offers the sunniest, warmest weather in San Francisco, so if you’re looking for a break from the fog and cooler temps, head to the neighborhood for a food tour, bike tour, or walking tour of the district’s colorful murals. You’ll definitely want to make a stop at Dolores Park, where you can admire a view of the San Francisco skyline while picnicking on the grass with locals. The best way to explore the neighborhood is to simply walk it, admiring the architecture and trendy shops.

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Mission District Food Tour (Appetizers, Entree, Dessert)
Mission District Food Tour (Appetizers, Entree, Dessert)
$99.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Super Fun and Delicious!
This is the best way to get acquainted with the Mission District. I had no idea how many amazing bars and restaurants have popped up there. Each stop was fantastic and our guides had arranged for the owners or managers of each establishment to meet with us and tell their stories. I highly recommend!!
sarajane_l, Mar 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

Must See Tour of the Mission!
star-4
Must See Tour of the Mission!
Nikki_T, Dec 2022
Mission District Food and Culture Walking Tour
Eric did an amazing job of showing us the Mission District - sampling authentic local cuisines and exploring the vibrant art mural scene. We learned about female artists’ works located in Balmy Alley. We loved hearing about cultural history of this dynamic and friendly neighborhood of San Francisco. All of the foods we had were delicious. Highly recommend this tour!
Wonderful tour.
star-5
Wonderful tour.
Natalie_L, Feb 2023
San Francisco Castro Mission Loop Tour
The guide was terrific. From describing the plants to description of the homes, to the history of the area, it was phenomenal. I highly recommend this tour.
Yum-o!
star-4
Yum-o!
Crystal_F, Mar 2022
Mission District Food Tour
We had a wonderful time exploring the Mission District with Charly. She was so fun and had a lot of interesting information to share, but most of all the food was DELICIOUS!
The mission is really...
star-4
The mission is really...
Zach_B, Feb 2022
Mission District Food and Culture Walking Tour
The mission is really cool. Lots of interesting murals and Eric our guide was both informative and entertaining. The food was certainly yummy and local to the neighborhood, but this wasn't a FOOD tour as much as an arts and culture tour with some good food.
Eclectic and eccentric
star-4
Eclectic and eccentric
Christine_W, May 2021
San Francisco: Mission District Small Group Mural Art and Food Tour
Enjoyed the Basilica and Church of San Francisco de Asis. Also liked browsing some of the eclectic shops in the area. And, of course, the plethora of intriguing, beautiful, and/or disturbing murals! I liked the alleys, and the residential areas a great deal.
Lots of history, art, walking, but no FOOD!
star-5
Lots of history, art, walking, but no FOOD!
Michelle_O, Jul 2021
San Francisco: Mission District Small Group Mural Art and Food Tour
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained a lot of history of San Francisco, the meanings behind the murals and the Mission neighborhood. We felt the title of the tour a bit misleading as it states “Mission District Art & FOOD walking Tour”. We saw the Mission District, did plenty of walking and a few restaurants were pointed out along the way, but we were expecting some type of food sampling’s. Nothing huge, but maybe a taquito from one of the several Taquerias we passed, a quarter of a cookie sample from a bakery or a piece of chocolate. If you don’t want to coordinate with a couple of the restaurants then you should remove the FOOD from the tour title. Simply state “Mission District History & Art Walking Tour” that way it won’t be misleading. Our tour guide Elliot was fantastic! He earned the 5 star rating.
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Things to know before you go to Mission District

  • Mission Street and Valencia Street are the main thoroughfares, running north-south from Duboce Avenue to Cesar Chavez.

  • Bars and restaurants are mostly concentrated between 16th and 22nd streets.

  • There is a lot of metered and free street parking available, but pay attention to posted signs about prohibited parking during street cleaning or other times.

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How to get to Mission District

The neighborhood offers two BART stations—16th Street Mission and 24th Street Mission. The J-Church light rail runs along the western side of the neighborhood, while bus route 33 stops along 18th Street.

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When to visit Mission District

The Mission District is lively at night, when locals gather at some of the city’s best bars and restaurants. If you’d rather browse the shops or enjoy a more relaxed dining atmosphere, explore during the afternoon. For people-watching, head to Dolores Park on a sunny weekend. Carnaval San Francisco is a 2-day multicultural festival that takes place over Memorial Day weekend.

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Mission San Francisco de Asís

Founded in 1776 and the oldest structure in San Francisco, Mission Dolores is often overlooked by visitors who go to the Mission District to frequent the shops, bars, restaurants, and park. But it’s worth a stop to see the historic architecture and learn about a piece of California history.

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