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Lonely Planet Experiences: Food & Street Art of Mission District (Small Group)

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San Francisco, United States

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Discover a variety of delicious foods along with vibrant street art on a 2.5-hour food and art tour in San Francisco’s Mission District. Your guide introduces you to the history and culture of the neighborhood as you take in eye-popping murals along Balmy Avenue and Clarion Alley, and taste the specialties at five favorite local eateries. Expect to try gourmet donuts, Mexican pastries, agua fresca (fruit drink), sweet or savory pie, and stop at a famous taqueria before finishing up at Dolores Park and the Mission Dolores.
  • 2.5-hour art and food walking tour of the Mission District of San Francisco
  • Sample delicious foods at five local eateries including two bakeries and a taqueria
  • Stroll along Balmy Avenue and Clarion Alley while learning about the murals that line the walls
  • Visit Dolores Park and the Mission Dolores church, one of the first European settlements in the region
Gourmet donut
Mexican pastry
Agua Fresca' (fruit drink)
Sweet or savory pie
Taco
Professional Local Guide
2 bus fare
Optional Gratuity

Departure Point

2760 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Dolores Park West Pathway, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people
  • Casual clothing is appropriate for this tour
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • You will visit five locally-owned food establishments based in the Mission district, San Francisco's Latinx neighborhood. Here, you'll delve into a diverse community that is often overlooked by traditional travellers. Try tacos or pupusas from Latinx-owned and operated restaurants, keeping money in the hands of minority entrepreneurs in an increasingly gentrifying area.
  • You will also explore dozens of murals produced in collaboration with Precita Eyes Foundation, which provides youth with arts education and empowers budding artists as well as supporting established artists.
  • Become socially aware through the art of the Clarion Alley Mural Project, which gives a voice to marginalized communities.
  • Enjoy delicious artisan ice cream from Bi-Rite Creamery, whose mission is to connect the community to its food sources by collaborating with local dairies and farms.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the social distancing policy during Lonely Planet Experiences: Food & Street Art of Mission District (Small Group)?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Food & Street Art of Mission District (Small Group).
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lonely Planet Experiences: Food & Street Art of Mission District (Small Group)?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Food & Street Art of Mission District (Small Group).
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lonely Planet Experiences: Food & Street Art of Mission District (Small Group)?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Food & Street Art of Mission District (Small Group).

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  • "This tour has the potential to be 5 start but not the way it is executed." See review

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Great Day: fun, informative and yummy
Rudy v
, Jul 2019
What a great introduction to the art, food and ongoing history of SF's Mission District. Christian was a great tour guide: would gladly do other days with him.
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Interesting but too much time!
Happiness44369196564
, May 2019
Isabella was very nice and well informed however the tour was too much, too much food and too much time. In the first few minutes we visited a donut shop and a pastry shop within a few blocks, then tacos at 10:30. FIrst part of the tour was awesome otherwise! Isabella asked if we were ok extending the time to walk through the city rather than take a bus which I guess is what was normal. We agreed however I didn't know there was NOTHING to see during this 30 minute walk and it made the last part of the tour very rushed. Once again frozen hot chocolate and ice cream within a 10 minute period. No time at the Mission Church and a very rushed uphill walk in Mission Delores park. This tour has the potential to be 5 start but not the way it is executed.
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I had an excellent tour with Christian. Since no one else subscribed I was alone in the tour.
Jet18919790557
, Nov 2018
Christian, my guide was excellent: full of knowledge, full of experience and stories about the neighbourhood and the murals. The tour was interesting and enriching. We also tasted the local specialities and enjoyed the flavours, which I am always curios to taste.
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This was one of the best walking...
Blake C
, Jul 2018
This was one of the best walking tours I have ever done. Everyone from dad to the youngest kid was entertained and engaged, Our guide was amazing and thoughtful and funny and really knew his stuff. I strongly recommend this tour!
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By her own admission, this was the...
Elaine F
, Sep 2017
By her own admission, this was the first time she had led this tour, and it had to be cut short due to protests in Alamo Square. Nevertheless, I wished we had had more information about the murals themselves. One alleyway we visited with no commentary at all, except oh, this is new,. An advertised bus ride was never offered, so I asked if I could meet the group at the next stop. The food was good, not great, and the tacos were way too spicy for us all. Again, had to ask for sour cream to cut the heat. We heard way too many stories of her car being broken into and getting robbed and her favorite tour of the Golden Gate Bridge. She is well meaning, but needs to get a more peofessional approach, including not waiting 15 minutes for latecomers, which I'm not sure is a company policy or not, but it wasn't appreciated.
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We had a wonderful guide named Jim take...
mkidera
, Jul 2017
We had a wonderful guide named Jim take care of us during our tour of the Mission. Who knew the Mission had so much history?! Jim knew so much about the various neighborhoods and the ever-changing city. Not to mention, all of the delicious food that is included in this amazing tour - Be sure you come hungry!
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Awesome tour! The Mission is such a...
Rachel H
, May 2017
Awesome tour! The Mission is such a cool San Francisco neighborhood. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and we learned a lot about the local history, culture, street art and food scene. The food we sampled was very yummy and we got plenty of tastings, so come hungry!
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I'm so glad I did this tour. Everyone...
Melissa H
, May 2017
I'm so glad I did this tour. Everyone raves about the Mission but it's a lot to take in and I honestly I don't think I could have really appreciated it or done it on my own. I feel like I would have missed so much if I just wandered around. Our tour guide Jim was a delight. You could tell he was excited about the history of the neighborhood. He took us down all the small alleys filled with murals. He went into the history and symbolism of many of the larger ones. He also delved into the history of the neighborhood like Mission Dolores and the fire of 1906. The food choices were on point (Dynamo Donuts) and having a knowledgeable local pick out the perfect taqueria ensures that your trip to the Mission won't be 'meh' (holy smokes the chorizo taco!!!). A tour really is the best way to experience the Mission, whether you're a tourist or Bay Area local (like me) trying it out for the first time.
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