4. SF: Mission District Mural Art and Food Tour with Tasting
Stroll through the eclectic SF neighborhood of Mission District on a walking tour. Learn the story of the Mission through its culinary delights, people, and art with your guide between bites. Check out the Clarion Alley Mural Project, Women's Building, and Dolores Park.
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.
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 and ages.
The tour has an answer to any growing hunger pangs, the home of the Mission-style burrito–Taqueria La Cumbre. Highly praised by locals (and Anthony Bourdain), their tacos, enchiladas, and burritos are made to order with freshly cut meats, beans, and the best produce.
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.
Continue your artistic pursuit at the City Art Cooperative, a gallery that features work by more than 200 local artists. See art from a wide range of mediums, including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. See something you like? The artist may be on-site to share their story.
Then, see 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. Marvel at the MaestraPeace mural, a testament to women's courageous contributions through time.
Ready for some hand-made happiness? Follow your guide on a short walk to Bi-Rite Creamery, famous for intensely flavored, organic, and sustainable ice creams. No matter what flavor you choose, it features locally-sourced ingredients, seasonal fruits, and handmade inclusions.
After taking in this remarkable place, be led to the nearby Dolores Park to enjoy your frozen treat. The tour ends here, but you can linger as long as you like taking in the city view and relaxing with locals on the grassy lawn.