walking, talking and tasting in the oldest neighborhood of San Francisco
The Mission District of San Francisco gets its name from Mision Dolores de Asis, built in 1791 by the Franciscan missionaries. Back then the city was called Yerba Buena and this area had plenty of fresh water and sunny weather. Today this neighborhood still boasts warmer temperatures than other parts of San Francisco. It also acts as an entry point for many immigrants who bring their unique cuisines and cultures to liven the atmosphere. I hope you will join me on a walking tour of this colorful and historic area of San Francisco. Along the way we will enjoy some sweets, some savories, and some coffee while observing the murals painted on many buildings and in many alleyways.
This is a custom tour and we can visit your choir of murals and cafes. Some suggestions are Balmy Alley, Clarion Alley, the Women's Building, St. Peters Church, and Precita Eyes Center. Cafes include Philz coffee, Ritual Coffee, Four Barrel Coffee and Linea Coffee
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet at Mission Pie at 25th and Mission Street or another preferred location of your choice.
End location: We will end at the Tartine Bakery at Guerrero and 18th or another chosen location
Duration: 3 hours
We will conduct the walk rain or shine
This is a walking tour but we may take public transportation to get back to our starting point
All services of a local tour guide including routes and commentary
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - for sweets, savories, and coffee, if desired. Public transportation is $2.25 for adults and $1.00 for students and seniors for 90 minutes of riding (with transfer)
Any food and drink is extra. I will help you get back to your starting point by public transportation if you do not want to walk. The cost for our muni is $2.25 per adult and $1.00 for senior and students for 90 minutes of riding (with transfer)
I am a step on guide for motorcoach tours and am licensed to drive up to 6 passengers in my Acura MDX. TPC#36052