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San Francisco Food Tour: Mission Food and Drink
"The Mission District is San Francisco's first neighborhood and is the heart of this vibrant city. It is also quite often the last neighborhood to quiet down at night if it quiets down at all. This neighborhood is made for food tours because this neighborhood is made for eating out this neighborhood springs to life around the area's eclectic restaurant and foodie scene.And what is better than a food tour? A food and drink tour! Where there are restaurants there are bars not that the Mission was ever short on bars mind you it used to be that you couldn't kick a can without it hitting a neighborhood Irish Bar. Many of the old Irish Bars and Pubs are still here and beloved by locals and visitors alike
From $105.00
 
San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour
"You will be picked up from a central San Francisco meeting point and taken to the heliport to board a Bell Jet Helicopter for take-off on an exciting San Francisco Helicopter Tour.An accompanying musical soundtrack is choreographed to the flight along with spontaneous narration by your professionally trained pilot. View the hills of San Francisco where you can see famous districts such as the Castro the Mission Pacific Heights Chinatown and the Presidio. Flying over San Francisco you will get a unique perspective of the city skyline including AT&T Park - Home of the SF Giants Coit Tower at the top of Telegraph Hill and the financial district with the famous Transamerica Pyramid.On this 56-mile (90-kilometer) helicopter flight (25-30 minutes)
From $250.00
 
San Francisco Urban Bike Tour
"Your grand bike tour of San Francisco begins at Fisherman's Wharf where you'll be outfitted with a bike as well as all safety equipment. Your guide takes you on an easy ride over flat surfaces in this city known for its hills and your route is customized with off-the-beaten track nooks that only a local would know. But if you'd prefer to pedal less upgrade to the electric bike option. Be prepared for weather changes as you follow your guide all over San Francisco. You'll stop up to 10 times during the tour for photo ops and to hear facts and anecdotes about the city's history and sights. In addition you can take a break to purchase lunch and a beverage from a gathering of local food trucks and later enjoy coffee and refreshments at a cool coffee bar (food and drinks are your own expense).Cruise through the back alleys of North Beach
From $75.00

Mission District Tips (52)

Best free thing #11: 24th St. Murals

This is a must-do. It started in the 70's with a small group of muralists and has grown into a thriving community arts program dedicated to the beautification of inner-city environments, providing a...
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goodfish
Mar 02, 2016

Clarion Alley Murals - Mission District.

After looking at Mission Dolores, we walked to Clarion Alley to look at the murals there. I had read that the Mission District was an area where you had to be careful and use street smarts. I must...
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IreneMcKay
Feb 22, 2016

Best free thing #13: MaestraPeace Mural

This is just amazing. The Women's Building's MaestraPeace Mural was the collaborative effort of seven artists and is a tribute to the wisdom, nurturing and healing powers of women throughout the...
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goodfish
Feb 11, 2016

Best free thing #12: 24th Street Mini Park

If you have wee folk along on your mural walk (see previous tips), this is a great place to let them out of the stroller and run wild for a bit. This little gem of a playground has been an oasis for...
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goodfish
Aug 08, 2015

Mission District Murals

The Mission District is an outdoor art gallery full of vibrant murals. Throughout the neighborhood, hundreds of walls and fences are adorned with colorful works of art featuring themes ranging from...
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apbeaches
Jul 14, 2015

Latin Culture of the Inner Mission District

One of the best places to go for good inexpensive food is the Mission District. Browse the sidewalk markets, examining tropical fruits and Latin condiments in the many markets here, or hang out at the...
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atufft
Feb 25, 2012

Not Your Average Historical Tour

If you are looking for something truly unique and specifically San Francisco, look no further than taking a tour of the historical San Francisco Armory. Okay, so it doesn't sound all the special...
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travelingmadman
Dec 29, 2011

Mission Dolores--Oldest Building in San Francisco

Certainly the oldest building in San Francisco is Mission Dolores. Newer Catholic Churches have been built beside and collapsed during the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, while the four foot thick adobe mud...
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atufft
Apr 04, 2011

Murals at Mission District

I'm so amazed with the many murals all over Mission District. One alley that we stumbled upon has two rows of lively and colorful murals. What a fun way to put your creative talents to good use...
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yellowbell
Apr 04, 2011

Mission San Francisco de Asis

Popularly known as Mission Dolores, it is one of the oldest intact building in the City of San Francisco and the only intact Mission Chapel in the chain of 21 established under the direction of Father...
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grandmaR
Apr 04, 2011

The Mission district

Founded by Spanish settlers in 1776, the Mission district is home to some of the city's oldest structures, as well as some of the hottest young people and places around. Colorful murals celebrate the...
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bellatrix
Apr 04, 2011

More than Murals

If Chinatown is Little Asia, then Mission is Little Mexico. My morning mural trek (see previous tips) wandered by shop windows of religious icons, sidewalk displays of clothing and trinkets and past...
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May 27, 2010
 
 
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Things to Do Near Mission District

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Mission Dolores

I love old buildings so when I found out that Mission Dolores was the oldest building in San Francisco I really wanted to see it. However, I messed up big time. I had planned a day that involved...
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Dolores Park

The Dolores park is located in the Western edge of the Mission District and is just a stone's throw away from Mission Dolores Church, which is one of the 21 Californian Mission Churches. San Francisco...
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Market Street

Market Street is the main commercial street of San Francisco. It was laid out in the early 1800s at a diagonal to the street grid by engineer Jasper O’Farrell. Being at an angle to its adjacent...
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Setting A Deadly Obstacle Course

The Fort Point Mine Depot was created to defend the West Coast’s greatest harbor from enemy attack. Here, U.S. Army personnel assembled mines, loaded them on ships and planted them in minefields...
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Castro District

We spent way more time in Haight Ashbury than we had intended, so we did not spend quite as much time in the Castro as we had planned to make up for it. We mainly stayed around the main street which...
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Barbary Coast Trail

The Barbary Coast Trail is a walking 3.8 mile trail using 170 bronze medallions and arrows embedded into the sidewalks connecting 20 historic sites. The southern end of the Barbary Coast Trail begins...
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