The Mission District's multifarious corridors comprise an invitingly seedy melting pot of cultures, cuisines, and cool kids. Dusty produce bins line the sidewalks in front of colorful Latino markets, and the aroma of fresh roasted coffee beans emanates from first-class cafes along this diverse neighborhood’s main streets. Whether you’re looking for upscale restaurants, lowbrow dive bars, the best taquerias, or simply delicious street food, the Mission delivers.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
The Mission District: It's Complicated
Latino Influences at The Heart of the Mission
For those who don't know the Mission, it's one of the most interesting and diverse neighborhoods in SF...You'll find Mexican grocery stores, hipster restaurants and home decor stores, dive bars, activist bookstores, and amazing street art. It's a slice of SF unlike anything you'll find in the places where hotels are located. I recommend getting a BART card or renting a bike to get around."
Visited in 2012
Green Pastures In Dolores Park
On the Streets: Dining
24th Street is filled with great taquerias, cafes, fun shopping, and some of the craziest and inventive ice-cream and doughnuts in the world."
On the Streets: Boutique Sensibilities and Sidewalk Wares
On the Streets: Art
Staying in the Mission means you get all the fun of San Francisco, with all the fun people. This is seriously the best part of SF, and the Mission is known for its eateries, coffee shops, book stores, art galleries and bars. The Mission is awesome."
The Mission Never Sleeps
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Born and raised in LA, Aubrie Pick moved to San Francisco a decade ago to attend the Art Institute. She's called the Mission home since 2005, and loves nothing more than drinking morning coffee from Four Barrel while watching her dog romp in Dolores Park. Some of her other clients include California Home + Design Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, SPIN, Mix Magazine, and Eater.com.
Marc Olivier Le Blanc
Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveler's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.