As San Francisco’s cultural heart, Mission Dolores is the city’s oldest neighborhood and part of the much larger Mission District. Located in east-central San Francisco, the Mission is the place to be for those who enjoy the bohemian lifestyle, an energetic pulse, and moderate temperatures.
The Mission is defined by four subdistricts that offer a diverse mix of tech startups; the popular Dolores Park; and bars, restaurants, and art galleries. But you don’t have to visit the museums to see art — the district’s streets are brimming with eye-catching murals, cementing its artist-friendly status. You’ll also find San Francisco’s oldest building here, the Mission San Francisco de Asís. The neighborhood boasts a lively food scene. Taquerias are plentiful, as are Michelin-starred restaurants, Central American restaurants, street vendors, and, of course, Mission-style burritos.
From long-surviving Victorians to Mission Revival apartment buildings to modern condos, The Mission’s architecture reflects its evolving history and eclectic sensibility. For a neighborhood where cultures coalesce, don’t look any further than The Mission.