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Things to do in Mission District

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Mission District. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Mission District attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Mission District to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Mission District.

  • 826 Valencia (Pirate Store)

    Located in the Mission district, this pirate supply shop was established in 2002 by author Dave Eggers and teacher Nínive Calegari to fund the adja... More
  • Afterlife Boutique

    Siblings Danielle and Luke Teller helm the well-edited Afterlife Boutique, which carries reconstructed antique jewelry by the shop's Adoura Demode ... More
  • Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

    Serious dairy lovers flock to the Mission's Bi-Rite Creamery for each day's soft-serve special (Monday, for instance, is coffee and salted caramel ... More
  • Candystore Collective

    Those who have a ReadyMade sensibility—but lack the skills—gravitate toward this little store’s indie, locally designed clothing, accessories, jewe... More
  • Den

  • Gravel & Gold

    The light-filled store is a treasure hunter's dream, filled with everything from Japanese paper goods to wool blankets made on Prince Edward Island... More
  • Mission Pie

    A diverse local crowd, ranging from young hipsters to multi-generational families, packs the homey, mismatched tables at this bustling corner-café/... More
  • Southern Exposure

    This showcase for local, cutting-edge artists relocated in fall 2009 to a soaring 4,000-square-foot gallery. More

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