San Francisco - Mission District
This is one of
San Francisco unique and colorful districts to visit, probably my personal
If you can take
your time, you can easily spend one full day here.
Map of Mission District, highlight central streets:
Map of South area of San Francisco:
Francisco's southern expansion district named for the 18th century Mission Dolores.
The building built by the Spanish, and it is the oldest surviving structure in
District has a Latino root and a current hipster up-to-date trendy neighborhood
You can find
here many bars and restaurants, this can be street burrito stands or upscale fine
dining. You will find here many vintage clothing shops, and many other small
It's a busy
neighborhood, especially during weekends, but unlike some trendy locations it
is not overwhelmed by tourists.
With all its
restaurants and bars selection this district is an excellent destination for
day and night fun activities.
The mission area
is much warmer and sunnier than many other parts of the city, it is protected
from the west by the hills and far from the bay opening so it is less foggy
compared to other neighborhoods.
One of the
highlights of this colorful neighborhood are the many vibrant murals covering the
walls of the streets and allies.
You can find murals
when you are walking in the district main streets along Mission and Valencia St.
and in many allies near 24th St.
For specific murals
location look in google map for the following places:
- Clarion Alley,
- El Capitan
- Osage Alley
- Cypress Street
- The Lilac Mural
- Balmy Alley,
- Precita Eyes
Mission Dolores Park
Located on the
west hill side of Mission district this beautiful park is a popular weekend
perfect place to picnic, the park has outstanding views of downtown San
Francisco skyline and it is a great people-watching and relaxing location.
Dia de Los Muertos:
This is one of
the best districts to join locals celebrating the Dia de Los Muertos event (Day
of the Dead).
celebration is held every year on November 1 - 2.
The parade happened
on the first night at 7pm starting at 22nd and Bryant Streets.
On the last
weekend of May, you can celebrate here the SF Carnaval (https://carnavalsanfrancisco.org/),
celebration of the Latino, Caribbean, and African cultures.
Located on Harrison
Street between 16th and 24th streets.
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