The Mission is a hodgepodge, a melting pot, a mish mosh of different cultures. You will experience the stark changes as you stroll from block to block in this vibrant community. Grab a banh mi sandwich inside a Vietnamese grocery store, eat the hood's namesake burrito at a hole in the wall taqueria or grab a cocktail at the trendiest rooftop bars in the city. The Mission has no shortage of activity day or night.
The 16th Street and 24th Street BART stops drop you right in the center of this vibrant neighborhood. Protected from the fog, the Mission has the ideal climate for this often chilly city. Have a laid back day and watch the hipsters and tech peeps alike play frisbee at Dolores Park during the few sunny days of San Francisco’s Indian Summer. Grab a picnic from Tartine Bakery, Delfina Pizza or an ice cream cone from Bi-Rite Ice Cream and enjoy basking in the sun. Take a stroll down Valencia Street to check out vintage shops or popular restaurants, bars and coffee shops, like Four Barrel Coffee, Dandelion Chocolate and Craftsman and Wolves. Travel one block south to the grittier Mission Street to get the best Mexican food in the city. La Taqueria has won some accolades, but you cannot really go wrong with any of the hole-in-the-wall joints. Strolling down Mission Street on 24th Street, you will be able to see how this hood is changing. You will see neighborhood fruit and vegetable stands, colorful piñatas and Lucha Libres hanging from the store fronts next to a new trendy Jewish deli of Wise Sons or the first Philz location in the city.