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Mission District Neighborhood Guide

The Inn San Francisco is located in the heart of the Mission District, one of the liveliest neighborhoods to explore in the city. First settled in the 1770s by the Spanish, the Mission is the center of Latin culture in San Francisco. Over the years this neighborhood has become a melting pot of cultures, cuisines, and trendy locals. Whether you are looking for an upscale restaurant or an eclectic dive bars the Mission District brings it all together in one diverse neighborhood.

Let the Inn San Francisco guide you to some of the best things to do in the Mission District.


Where to eat

When deciding on where to eat in the Mission District there are a plethora of restaurants to choose from. The vibrant neighborhood is known for its wide variety of cuisine and ever-evolving culinary scene. From tasty taquerias, chocolate bars, and ramen bowls, to fiery curry and sweet bakeries that will change your life! Some of our favorite spots include the Tartine Bakery, Flour and Water, and Californios. When staying at Inn San Francisco you are easily within walking distance to over 140 different restaurants.

But if there is one culinary experience you must take part in while visiting the Mission District, it would be to have a burrito! The Mission District is known for its Mexican community. So why not take part in the culture and enjoy some local Mexican cuisine? Notable places to sample a burrito are La Taqueria, Taqueria Cancun, Taqueria El Farolito, and Papolete.


Where to shop

While the neighborhood is known for its diverse choices in food, don’t let it fool you, there is just as much to choose from in terms of shopping too. Head to Valencia Street for a wonderful collection of cool, modern boutiques such as Azalea Shop, The Voyager Shop, Little Paper Planes, and Reformation. The neighborhood also has an excellent selection of vintage clothing shops such as Afterlife Boutique, Wallflower, and Mission Thrift.


What to do

There are many things to do in the Mission District, which makes narrowing it down a bit hard, but we have done our best! Explore the neighborhoods many bookstores such as Dog Eared Books or Borderlands Books or cool off in the summer at one of the ice cream shops such as Bi-Rite Creamery or Mitchell’s ice cream parlor. Visit the Mission Dolores Parish, the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco. Take the time to stroll through the streets and admire the colorful street art. This neighborhood provides ….


Where to stay

Capturing the charm of the Victorian era, the Inn San Francisco is one of the city’s most beloved bed and breakfasts. Our 1872 mansion provides guests with a generous breakfast, spacious parlor, garden patio with hot tub, and a rooftop deck offering undeniable views of the city. Our amenities are truly unlike any other and create a truly unique San Francisco experience.

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Centrally located in the Mission District, the Inn San Francisco is the perfect choice for your accommodations while exploring this energetic neighborhood. So, book your stay with us today and start exploring all the things to do in the Mission District!

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