Explore Mission District Tour
Explore the past and present of the Mission District, which is still largely undiscovered by tourists. The history of the city is interwoven with what has been called the hippest US neighborhood.
What You Will Do
- Follow along with a local guide on a comprehensive cultural and historical walking tour of San Francisco’s diverse, eclectic and centuries-old Mission District
- See the oldest and some of the most important historical sites in the city, including the spot where the great fire of 1906 was stopped and the 1776 site of the first mission
- Hear tales of the Golden Fire Hydrant, Liberty Hill, The Valencia Street Hotel, the Women’s Building, Clarion Alley, Dearborn Gardens, B’nai David Temple, the birthplace of the burrito, and El Camino Real
- Discover a neighborhood in transition with everything from Victorian homes to homes of the techie elite, from taquerias to super high-end eateries, from working class flats to the most sought after area in the city
- Explore from the arrival of the Europeans in the 1770s to the pastoral 1800s, the Gold Rush, the Silver Boom, then into the turbulent 20th century, finally arriving at its present incarnation as the hippest neighborhood in America
- Expert guide
- Neighborhood, cultural and historical tour
Please wear comfortable layered clothing and walking shoes. If eating, when you book, please let the operator know if you have any specific dietary restrictions or allergies. This is primarily a flat route, except for one steep hill in the beginning. If walking up hill is a problem please contact us before booking.
Refund or reschedule with 24 hours notice
- 14 Ratings