Founded in 1776, the Mission District is the oldest neighborhood in San Francisco. Both Bernal Heights and Potrero Hill are located near the Mission and share similar creative and historic vibes. Rich in history, travelers and locals alike are drawn to the Mission for its nightlife, fog-free weather, and the oldest San Franciscan structures.
Best Mission District Parking Tips
- Street parking is the most challenging to find near Mission Dolores, at Mission and 16th St., Mission and 22nd St.
- If you’re a Mission District resident, it’s probably worth investing in a parking permit, which will save you time and your sanity searching for parking in your neighborhood. Zones I and W below are within the Mission District, you’ll need to enter in your address at the link above to apply for a permit.
- A majority of parking tickets are issued near 24th and Mission. Make sure to be aware of parking permit signs, time limits, and curb colors.
Top Mission District Attractions
- Mission Dolores, the Basilica Parish that is the district’s namesake and San Francisco’s oldest landmark.
- Roxie Theatre, the oldest operating movie theater in the city, encouraging filmmakers, entertainers, and curators to interact with the audience.
- Southern Exposure, a haven for visual artists to present their work, learn, and build a community.
- Dolores Park, one of the most popular parks in the city, with tennis and basketball courts, lush green lawns, a soccer field, and an area for dogs to play.