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San Francisco Mission Mural Art Tour
I am a San Franciscan through and through! My family landed here about 1890 and generations have lived and loved here ever since. As a fourth generation local, I was born and raised in the bay area, spent much of my early years in San Francisco and now am thrilled every day for the last 28 years to wake up every day in this beautiful city! As a past entertainer, singer, and current culinary instructor, I'm excellent at telling a story in an engaging and colorful way, and being a history buff (with my favorite subject being San Francisco) I'll work hard to make sure you enjoy your time with me.
Become an art critic for a day! The Mission is one of San Francisco’s less visited neighborhoods, but also one of the most vibrant, colorful and festive! Every wall comes alive with local art murals, in fact, over 2000 of them in just this district alone! From the end to end traditional murals in Clarion and Balmy Alley, to the ceiling to sidewalk, full building murals on The Women’s Center – these giant works of art make for a great day of frolicking through the busy streets of San Francisco’s Hispanic district.
The Mission is also known to locals to have the very best Latin American and Mexican cuisine in The City by The Bay. No visit would be complete without sampling some regional specialties and the tour will make a couple stops at family owned local eateries (food not included on the tour).
History, art, culture, cuisine, and a walk that won’t cover any hills (a rare find in San Francisco!), this two hour walking tour covers a lot of territory from the South of Mission area to the historic Mission San Francisco de Asís (Mission Dolores), the first building erected and the spot where San Francisco began its way to becoming a world class city!
-------------------------------------------- Receive a thank you card with your guides personal suggestions of restaurants, parks, recreation & other “less visited” San Francisco sites & things to do!
Water and bathroom stops will be signaled along the route.
Note: This is a walking tour. It is not recommended for very young children, those who may have a medical or heart condition, difficulty walking for long periods of time or related physical issues. Wheelchairs can be accommodated but cannot be operated by the guide.
Dress: comfortable, easy to walk in. Sneakers, light jackets (unless it’s a very cold day), shorts and t-shirts are fine on warm days. It is recommended you always check the weather before you depart as the area has many micro climates.
What to bring: Extra water if desired, gloves or umbrella (weather permitting), sunglasses and sunscreen is recommended. *** We will make a stop for a Latin American bite and bathroom stop. Food is not included in the tour but can be purchased separately. ***
NOTE: This tour will not be canceled due to rain, but the route may be modified to accommodate. Please bring an umbrella if rain is expected. The tour does not supply them.
** RUNNING LATE? Please contact the guide if you expect to run late. Only a 15-20 minute grace period is given f no contact is made. Please be respectful of other guests waiting to take the tour.
Meeting point:3259 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103...3259 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
3321 16th Street. In front of the Mission Dolores (white building on Delores St.) Look for Guruwalk sign.
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).