Mission District

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Mission District
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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Food Scene
  • 3.5Atmosphere

The Mission District has attracted San Francisco's young bohemian crowd in the past decade, but it's still retained its authentic, local Mexican ambiance. This is the place that introduced the burrito to the wider world, so be sure to check out a local hole in the wall for some great eats. The Mission is also a great neighborhood for getting away from the heavily visited tourist attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Recent travelers said the funky neighborhood has a cool vibe and is filled with interesting murals. For an excellent view of the city, walk to the nearby Bernal Heights hill and relax for a bit. Also try the nearby Dolores Park, the most popular spot for sunbathers on a fogless day.

While the Mission District is one of San Francisco's more popular neighborhoods, it can be unsafe at night, so take precautions and never walk the neighborhood alone in the evening.

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