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Mission Dolores Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Francisco City Tour

1. San Francisco City Tour

San Francisco is home to some of the most beautiful, historic and notorious sights in the world. Led by an expert guide, encounter the picturesque Golden Gate Bridge, Postcard Row, with its (quite literally) postcard-perfect views. Your guide will collect you from your San Francisco Downtown hotel for this 3.5-hour tour. Visit the Beaux Arts style Civic Center and the famous Opera House. See Twin Peaks and the Golden Gate Bridge. Visit Alamo square, a residential district best known for its Postcard Row. This is a stunning view of seven Painted Ladies and the city skyline.

San Francisco: Private 2-Hour Tuk Tuk City Tour

2. San Francisco: Private 2-Hour Tuk Tuk City Tour

See the San Francisco sights you want to see and see them at a pace that suits your group with a private tuk-tuk tour. Your friends and family can cover more ground in an eco-friendly Tuk Tuk than they ever could on foot. Climb San Francisco’s tallest hills in this small but mighty vehicle. Marvel at the sparkling San Francisco Bay and city skyline, and enjoy the sights and smells of Fisherman’s Wharf. Your experienced, entertaining tour guide narrates your 2-hour excursion, stopping often for Instagram-worthy photos! Meet your tour guide in Fisherman’s Wharf. Private tours are perfect for 5 riders per Tuk Tuk (6 guests are ok with a group that includes children and adults). Larger groups can rent multiple Tuk Tuks to cruise around together. Tour highlights may include: Fisherman's Wharf, Dungeness crab stands, and picturesque fishing harbors, The Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Point located underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park (De Young, Academy of Sciences, Conservatory of Flowers), Haight Ashbury, The Castro and the Castro Theatre (optional stop), Mission Dolores Park and street murals (optional stop), Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies, City Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, War Memorial Opera House, Asian Art Museum, Union Square, Dragon’s Gate in Chinatown, and Lombard Street - the most crooked street (traffic permitting)

Streets of San Francisco Electric Bike Tour

3. Streets of San Francisco Electric Bike Tour

Enjoy a half-day electric bike tour around the back alleys of San Francisco, exploring North Beach’s Little Italy district up-close. Get panoramic views of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid building, and much more. The flat route takes in the Barbary Coast and San Francisco’s historic supper clubs. Find out how the neighborhoods have transformed from scandalous to sparkling. Cycle around the Giants’ Oracle Ball Park, and into the culturally rich Mission, Castro, and Haight Ashbury neighborhoods. Look at the ever-changing street art scene, and see the locals who rule each area to make their communities unique. Go to Nopa, and take in the charming Painted Ladies of Alamo Square, before visiting the Civic Center. Pedal to Polk Gulch, San Francisco’s original gay neighborhood. Finish your tour with at look at Aquatic Park, before cycling to Fisherman’s Wharf.

SF: Mission District Mural Art and Food Tour with Tasting

4. SF: Mission District Mural Art and Food Tour with Tasting

Meet your guide in front of the Misión San Francisco de Asís. Established in 1776, the Mission has been a witness to all of San Francisco's history including the California Gold Rush and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Truly historic! Next, take time to contemplate the Clarion Alley Mural Project, established by a volunteer collective of resident artists using public art as a force for marginalized communities and social justice causes. The project has produced over 700 murals by artists of all ethnicities, ages, and levels of experience. The tour has an answer to any growing hunger pangs, the home of the Mission-style burrito–Taqueria La Cumbre. Sit down to a sampler plate of their tacos and virgin margaritas, both highly praised by locals (and Anthony Bourdain!). Fun fact: Classic Latin-Rock Santana once worked at La Cumbre! Next up is Dandelion Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate maker based in the Mission District. Learn how their chocolate artists roast, crack, sort, winnow, grind, conch, and temper small batches, then mold bars by hand. Before leaving, enjoy a Brownie Bite Flight featuring different chocolates. Prepare yourself for The Women’s Building, a Mission District of San Francisco institution. It has helped thousands of women gain access to social services, workshops, wellness classes, and community connections. The building’s exterior features the MaestraPeace mural, a testament to the courageous contributions of women through time.

SF: Luxury, Multi-Course Food Tour in Mission District

5. SF: Luxury, Multi-Course Food Tour in Mission District

Discover trendy and inspiring Mission District with a multi-course progressive meal and optional beverage pairings. Hear the stories of local chefs and restaurateurs as you imbibe in pork belly breakfast tacos, a seasonal sweet potato quesadilla from an innovative vegan restaurant, authentic pupusas from family-owned establishment, award-winning salted caramel ice cream, and more! An intimate, luxury experience for travelers and locals alike. This progressive meal visits multiple restaurants – two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert, with a sprinkling of culinary history and stories in between. This San Francisco Food Tour focuses on quality over quantity. But we promise, you won’t leave hungry! The goal is to have you sample the highest quality ingredients – small plates with huge flavor. How It Works Meeting Point: Start location varies but is always within a 3-block walk from Washington Square Park in North Beach. 1st Restaurant: Enjoy Appetizer #1 (plus optional beverage pairing) 2nd Restaurant: Enjoy Appetizer #2 (plus optional beverage pairing) 3rd Restaurant: Entrée (plus optional beverage pairing) 4th Restaurant: Dessert and Conclusion Neighborhood stops, stories, and landmarks are sprinkled throughout the experience!

San Francisco: Mission District Food & History Walking Tour

6. San Francisco: Mission District Food & History Walking Tour

Dive into the history and culture of one of the most iconic neighborhoods in San Francisco on a guided walking tour of the Mission District. Sample local cuisine and sip coffee as you learn about the history of this area. Begin your tour at one of the oldest buildings in the city, Mission San Francisco de Asis. Often referred to as Mission Dolores, this chapel is home to exclusive religious art. Unearth its rich history, enjoy the chapel gardens, and visit the only cemetery within the city limits. Next, make your way to Mission Dolores Park, formerly a Jewish cemetery and today one of the most popular parks in the city. Wander through the park, passing by Father Hidalgo’s statue and the Golden Fire Hydrant, the miraculous hydrant that saved the Mission District after the 1906 earthquake. Leave the park and set out to discover the surrounding neighborhoods and marvel at extraordinary street art. Stop at Café de Olla in the heart of the Mission. This restaurant makes everything from scratch, honoring Oaxacan-style cuisine. Sample local dishes like quesadillas, tamales, tlayudas, and tortillas and sip on typical beverages such as Agua fresca or ice caffe da olla. Having refueled, continue your tour as you wander down Mission Street, a vibrant street lined with traditional stores and theatres. Spot the diversity of architectural styles that dominate the area, from Victorian to stick-style houses, to mixed-use Mission Revival buildings. Follow your guide as you head towards 24th Street, an 8-block stretch that will tantalize you with an array of food choices, from tacos to pastries. Finally, visit Balmy Alley, a famous street in the Mission District area known for its extensive collection of murals. Delve into the themes behind these striking artworks, most of which were painted as an expression of outrage over human rights violations and political abuses in Central America.

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What people are saying about Mission Dolores Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 62 reviews

This tour was with Adam. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the city. He cracked a few jokes and we enjoyed the tour. Positives: our first time using electric bikes, loved it! Also good choice in SF as we also got time after the tour to pop out to the bridge by ourselves and the electric came in very handy! The lunch stop was great; don’t think we would have found it by ourselves. History of SF was informative. Learned quite a bit whilst seeing various different areas of the city. Only feedback would have been to add a little more when just a small (just two of us) tour. Could have done more places in the same time as a bigger group tour. Ie a plan A and Plan B. Great day however, with the electric bike a great choice!

We very very much enjoyed our tour. We were a party of 6 from America and the UK. The vehicle was comfortable and airy. Our tour guide Antonio was amazing. Very knowledgeable, helpful and polite. He showed us some fabulous sights of the city which we would have found difficult to get round on our own. He also recommended a lovely restaurant for us all to have lunch in at the end of our tour. Overall 1st class.

Great bike tour around several different neighborhoods of San Francisco. Adam was an excellent tour guide. We enjoyed getting to know many parts and sights of San Francisco by riding the bike.

The tour was nice althought the guide didn´t speak german, and the conversation was in english. We had a trip with his private and comfortable car, we can recommend it.

Excelente tour por la ciudad de San Francisco. Muy recomendado