It’s not surprising that the Mission is cited by many publications as having the best burritos in the city. Because it is historically a Mexican neighborhood, you can see the homage being paid through all the beautiful Chicano storefront murals and Mariachi bands performing in restaurants! It’s a lively place to visit. Originally the Mission housed the first official baseball stadium in California and in the 1970s and 80s was home to a very vibrant punk music scene. Today, people enjoy the neighborhood's diverse music scene and outdoor leisure activities on a consistent basis. Art, parades, beautiful parks, nightlife, food… it all echoes the Mission’s past and secures a place in "what the Mission is" today.
Best Time to Visit
There is often an event going on in the Mission. Whether it is a concert, a parade, or a gigantic annual festival like Carnaval (this year’s theme is "45 Years of Music & Movement"), there’s always something special to do here. But the truth is, you can experience what is appealing about the Mission on any given day. From people watching, indulging in the food scene, and taking in the views and local attractions, you’ll quickly see how very San Francisco the Mission is, no matter the timing of your visit.