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Explore the Mission District Walking Tour - Optional Lunch

by Explore San Francisco Duration 1h 45m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is C$46

San Francisco’s first district is also arguably its coolest, with a fantastically diverse array of hip shops and restaurants crowding its vibrant, sun-soaked streets. Dive into the Mission's past and present with a local guide on this walking tour of the birthplace of the city (and, more importantly, the burrito).

Meet your guide near the Golden Fire Hydrant, which helped save the district from total destruction during the fires that followed the 1906 earthquake. See buildings that date back to the 19th century along one side of 20th Street, which was ultimately the line where the fire was stopped, and walk through the popular urban green space of Dolores Park.

Make your way past the colourful Victorians of Liberty Hill and the lines-out-the-door taquerias on Valencia Street to Mission landmarks like the brightly painted Women’s Building, an arts and education community centre, and the B’nai David Temple. The Mission is packed with more eclectic attractions as well, like a tiny parklet with a shrub shaped like a triceratops and a bullring-turned-girls’-school-turned-retirement-home.

Your tour route concludes at the Mission Dolores. Built in 1776 by the Spanish, this adobe church is the oldest structure in San Francisco. You can choose to linger here, exploring the building, checking out Native American artefacts and walking through the garden of California plants after parting ways with your guide.

San Francisco’s first district is also arguably its coolest, with a fantastically diverse array of hip shops and restaurants crowding its vibrant, sun-soaked streets. Dive into the Mission's past and present with a local guide on this walking tour of the birthplace of the city (and, more importantly, the burrito).

Meet your guide near the Golden Fire Hydrant, which helped save the district from total destruction during the fires that followed the 1906 earthquake. See buildings that date back to the 19th century along one side of 20th Street, which was ultimately the line where the fire was stopped, and walk through the popular urban green space of Dolores Park.

Make your way past the colourful Victorians of Liberty Hill and the lines-out-the-door taquerias on Valencia Street to Mission landmarks like the brightly painted Women’s Building, an arts and education community centre, and the B’nai David Temple. The Mission is packed with more eclectic attractions as well, like a tiny parklet with a shrub shaped like a triceratops and a bullring-turned-girls’-school-turned-retirement-home.

Your tour route concludes at the Mission Dolores. Built in 1776 by the Spanish, this adobe church is the oldest structure in San Francisco. You can choose to linger here, exploring the building, checking out Native American artefacts and walking through the garden of California plants after parting ways with your guide.

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11:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 1h 45m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for the guided tour of the Mission without the lunch option.

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C$45.70

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11:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 1h 45m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for the guided tour of the Mission plus lunch at a favourite local taqueria. After all, the burrito was invented in the Mission District. We also will stop at a chocolate factory.

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C$84.87

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It only takes 2 minutes

Explore the Mission District Walking Tour - Optional Lunch

Activity Location

Mission District

San Francisco

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • The Golden Fire Hydrant, Dolores Park

    3899 20th Street

    San Francisco 94114


Highlights

  • Friendly and knowledgable local guides who know area well

  • People watching, the arts, historic sites, best restaurants

  • Birthplace of the burrito, bright murals & unusual parklets

  • Beautiful Victorian & Edwardian homes on picturesque streets

  • The oldest, most interesting, and surprising district


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of the Mission District

  • Live tour with historic and cultural commentary provided in English

  • Lunch at a favourite local taqueria


Exclusions

  • Admission to Mission Dolores


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 15 people.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Explore the Mission District Walking Tour - Optional Lunch ratings based on 1 Verified Review

3 out of 5

1/5 14 Oct. 2018

The guide didn’t turn up and we waited until 20 mins past the scheduled time having got there 45 mins b4 and no call to say there was any delay so we cancelled