The Mission District is one of San Francisco’s most of-the-moment neighborhoods, packed with trend-setting boutiques, restaurants, and more. But its namesake is one of the city’s oldest icons, the 18th century Mission Dolores.
Mission St. is the neighborhood’s main drag and home to a variety of restaurants and shops. Valencia St. is ground zero for cafes, bars and clothing and accessory shops.
No visit would be complete without a Mission-style burrito. Choose from local favorites like La Taqueria, La Cumbre, and El Farolito. Burritos are just the beginning of Mission eats. Venga Empanadas is known for its stuffed pastries, Lolinda features delectable Argentine-style cuts from the grill and Central Kitchen offers standout locally sourced plates served family-style.
Be sure to visit Mission Dolores, built in 1776. For recent history, check out the Mission’s celebrated outdoor murals in places like Balmy Alley or on the facade of the Women’s Building. Dolores Park is a popular green space that offers a perfect picnic location, people-watching and spectacular skyline views.