Mission District Food and Culture Tour

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Mission District mural in San Francisco.
Mission District mural in San Francisco.
Mission District mural in San Francisco.
Mission District mural in San Francisco.
Mission District mural in San Francisco.
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What you'll do

Experience San Francisco’s vibrant Mission District with a fun foodie tour of the neighborhood.

 Enjoy a food and culture tour of the Mission District with Go City ® 

  • This foodie tour of San Francisco’s coolest district is included with your pass.
  • Just meet your guide by the ‘Familia Santana’ mural on 24th St, hand them your $20 to cover food, and get ready to eat your way through the Mission!
  • Your San Francisco pass also includes dozens of other top attractions, tours and experiences, all for one money-saving price. 

About this experience 

Brimful of colorful murals, fabulous Mexican-inspired cuisine and some of the coolest party zones in town, the Mission District is the beating heart of San Francisco. Take a whistle-stop tour of the neighborhood with your expert guide and get a flavor of this eclectic Latin enclave’s vibrant culture and unmissable food.

One of the first things you’ll notice here is the abundance of street art, with vast, colorful artworks covering almost every available surface. You’ll take a walk along tree-lined 24th St, also known as El Corazón de la Mission, where a stop at Balmy Alley reveals the most concentrated collection of murals in the city. Among the 40-or-so highly Instagrammable pieces here, you’ll find playful, political and often controversial works, as well as fine homages to Georgia O’Keeffe and former SF resident Frida Kahlo.

Thanks to its large Mexican community, the Mission is also San Francisco’s number one destination for the best tacos in town. You’ll get a taste of these and other Latin favorites including pupusa flatbreads, cactus tacos and chips with salsa and guacamole at four restaurant stops on the two-hour tour. So come hungry, and don’t forget your camera!

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  • Customers save money on sightseeing with our pass vs. buying regular walk-up tickets.
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  • No need to worry about buying tickets on the day, your Mission District food and culture tour is included with your pass. 

Mission District Food and Culture Tour highlights  

Food, glorious food – visit some of the Mission District’s finest eateries, where you’ll sample traditional Latin dishes including rice and beans, pupusas (flatbreads), meat and cactus tacos, and quesadillas made with zucchini flowers and pungent epazote herbs.

Balmy Alley – get snap-happy in this block-long alley that contains the highest concentration of street art in San Francisco, with many murals that date back to the 1970s and 80s.

Just desserts – your two-hour guided tour concludes with a chance to sample some deliciously sweet treats in the shape of Mexican baked goods.

Mission District Food and Culture Tour facts  

  • Located just south of Downtown, San Francisco’s Mission District is named after its emblem: the beautiful 18th-century Misión San Francisco de Asís, aka Mission Dolores, which just happens to be the oldest surviving structure in town.
  • Musician Carlos Santana spent his formative years in the Mission, and a mural paying tribute to the legend and his family is the tour’s starting point.
  • The Mission has its very own burrito, ‘the Mission burrito’, a belly-busting beast that’s crammed to bursting point with beans, rice, meat, salsa, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and shredded lettuce.

Go City is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when sightseeing in San Francisco. Your pass includes the Mission District Food and Culture Tour, plus admission to dozens more top San Francisco attractions. 

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Getting in

Meet your guide by the ‘Familia Santana’ mural outside Snackeria at 3325 24th St, San Francisco, CA 95434.

Mission District Food and Culture Tour FAQs 

Does the tour involve a lot of walking? The tour lasts two hours and covers around half a mile. Wear comfortable shoes.

How much food is included? Your $20 (paid to the guided at the start of the tour) covers four restaurant stops, with decent portions of food served at each. Food is served with water and occasionally other non-alcoholic beverages.

Are vegan and vegetarian options available? Yes, but gluten-free diets are not currently catered for.

What time should I arrive for the tour? Tours start promptly at 12.30PM from the ‘Familia Santana’ mural on 24th St. Aim to arrive 15 minutes early to avoid missing the departure.

Please note:

Food tastings cost an additional $20. Please hand cash to your guide at the beginning of the tour so you can sample as much as possible.

For more information, visit the Mission District Food and Culture Tour website. 

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Thursday-Saturday: 12:30PM

Visit the Mission District Food and Culture Tour website for the most up-do-date information.

Closings & holidays

Closed Sunday-Wednesday

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