The Mission District: San Francisco's Hip Melting Pot

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  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

To experience the diversity and creativity of San Francisco through the eyes of a local, there’s no better neighbourhood to start in than The Mission. This colourful district is loud and proud about its eclectic roots, and you’ll see the locals passion for their heritage and neighbourhood everywhere from their artisanal food stops to their bold wall murals. It would be impossible to choose your favourite dish in The Mission, but your local will take you to food trucks, bakeries and taquerias where you can certainly try! And if the explosion of flavours and cuisines you’ll find here isn’t enough, you’ll also discover the history and personality of this neighbourhood through its renowned street art, which tells the story of The Mission and its locals in vibrant graffiti, painstakingly painted murals and riots of colour!

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As the tour is private and personalised you could start off in a spot that contributed to the areas name. Misión San Francisco de Asís is an opulent, late 1700s church in an old Spanish style, with lush gardens & a unique, historic cemetery.

Pass By: Mission Dolores

From pan dulce in a Mexican bakery to the best tacos in the state at a beloved taqueria, as well as stopping by a famous food truck, your taste buds would swear you were in Mexico.

Pass By: Clarion Alley Murals

Stroll through the neighbourhood to get a feel for its spirited atmosphere and discover The Mission’s heritage through its street art - your local will take you to Clarion Alley

Pass By: Mission Dolores Park

Locals of all ages gather at this outdoor hot spot for picnics & people-watching, not only is it perfect to snap those photos, but your host can provide some interesting details about the area.

Pass By: Balmy Alley Murals

Balmy Avenue, whose murals date back over 30 years and bring to life the neighbourhood’s history. These expressive pieces of street art which adorn every free space along these streets share the area’s Latin American heritage as well as reveal more recent gentrification. As well as discovering incredible art, continue to eat your way around the neighbourhood and taste some of its Mexican favourites
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