San Francisco November 28, 2017
by Julian Garr Why Everyone Needs To Visit This San Francisco Neighborhood Over And Over Again
San Francisco has many attractions and neighborhoods that offer a great deal. Some neighborhoods have distinct characters that seem separate from the city. The Mission district is one such neighborhood with a dynamic and storied past and present. Explore this historical, hip, and artistic neighborhood in the city.
The Mission District is located in east-central San Francisco. It is bordered to the east by U.S. Route 101, and its eastern neighbor, Potrero Hill. The heart of the Mission on Valencia between 16th street and 24th Street.
Neighborhood history centers around Mission San Francisco de Asis church, the namesake of the neighborhood, and the oldest building in the city. The Mission offers a lot of history in one neighborhood.
The Women’s Building located at 3543 18th Street, was built in 1910 and originally called the Mission Turn Hall. This building is symbolic of the Latin American murals and culture throughout this neighborhood.
The Mission has historically been home to Mexican and Central American immigrants that gave this neighborhood a distinct flavor. Today, there are more and more stores catering to a hip clientele. The balance between old and new here is exciting.
Mission Dolores Park is bounded by Church, Dolores, 18th, and 20th streets. This is very popular on weekends and a renowned San Francisco park.
Clarion Alley is a street between Mission and Valencia Streets and 17th and 18th Streets. If you want to say artistic, creative, dazzling, and political artwork then this place is for you.
Taqueria Cancún is a city institution that offers some of the best San Francisco Mission style burritos at the most reasonable prices. This is a must-do visit in the Mission District.
Coffee culture in San Francisco is serious and the Mission is a great place to enjoy high quality beans. Ritual Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster is at 1026 Valencia Street. Expect artisanal coffee with a modernist vibe.
Watch this video detailing all of the shops, attractions, artistic landmarks, restaurants, and food of the Mission below:
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