The Mission offers an authentic atmosphere with an array of thrift shops, cafes, and used books stores that draw a younger crowd – artists, students and activists alike feel a sense of home here. This San Francisco district is often separated into four main neighborhoods that include 24th Street, Dolores & Valencia, 16th & Valencia Streets and Mission to Potrero, ensuring you will never be left without something new to explore in The Mission.
With the highest concentration of murals in San Francisco, 24th Street is often viewed as the hub of culture and art in The Mission. Unique shops and cafes line the historic street of El Corazon de la Misione and give the neighborhood its Latin feel. Establishments like the Galeria de la Raza and the Brava Theatre Center keep the art culture alive. Dolores Park is a popular destination for those wishing to relax in the sun, catch a stunning view of San Francisco and the East Bay, or maybe play a set of tennis. The Mission Dolores is another site not to be missed in The Mission – it is the oldest standing building in the city and one of the two original adobe missions in San Francisco. The Roxie, near 16th and Valencia, is the place to head to catch an underground flick and or documentary that won’t be too easy to find elsewhere. And for a chic night on the town – you want to check out the Mission to Potrero area of The Mission.