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Things to do in San Francisco

Best attractions to visit in San Francisco

21. The Mission - San Francisco

The Mission

The Mission district in San Francisco is always alive. A great mixture of cultures results in many festivals and parades, all of which are popular tourist attractions. The food options and the art scene ensure that this is an interesting area for all ages. The Mission is home to the oldest surviving building in San Francisco, having been made in 1776. It is considered a historical landmark and operates as a museum. One also cannot miss the San Francisco Armory, which is a castle like building that is immediately noticeable. When you visit The Mission, you cannot miss the food and the art scene. You can get mouth watering Mexican food here. There are also many nationally reputed restaurants in the area, along with Guatemalan, Nicaraguan, and Salvadoran food. The street vendors are also a great part of the food culture here. The music scene is also very active, with mariachi bands roaming at popular times. Many Hip/Hop groups are also found here due to many labels being based in the mission. The mission has a great youth culture, due to the lower cost of living and active art scene. When visiting, make sure you look at the festivals happening. Coming here when a festival is happening is the best time, and it isn't too hard since so many festivals happen here.

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