Your selected mission:

Mission Immersion

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Cheapo (for SF)

$30+ per person

Total walking time:

33 minutes over 1.6 miles

Start at:

Clarion Alley (between 17th and 18th Streets on Mission Street)

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Immerse yourself in the oddities and restaurants that make the Mission unique. This mission will take you from anti-capitalist street art to stuffed crocodiles.

Target:

Check out the art in Clarion Alley

est. time: 30 min

The writing is literally on the wall in Clarion Alley. If you want to put your finger on the pulse of the politics around the neighborhood, look no further. The art here speaks to tensions in the community, like gentrification, and the rise of the tech culture around San Francisco.

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walking time:

6 mins

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Weird yourself out with taxidermy at Paxton Gate

est. time: 60+ min

Paxton Gate is a little shop of interesting oddities (or horrors, depending on your point of view): everything from taxidermied monkeys to venus fly traps. There’s lots to see, including a quiet, lovely patio filled with plants. Take a look and see what surprises you might uncover.

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walking time:

18 mins

Target:

Philz Coffee

est. time: 30-45 min

The O.G. Philz Coffee is in the heart of the Mission, surrounded by a colorful, vibrant scene. It’s worth a visit for the people watching alone. We recommend the mint mojito iced coffee, or any other beverage ordered Philz way.

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walking time:

6 mins

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El Farolito

est. time: 60-90 min

When exploring the Mission, you have to get a burrito—it’s just necessary. El Farolito is a staple of the Mission and a late night hot spot. You can’t go wrong. Here, but we recommend the carne asada super burrito. Cash only.

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walking time:

4 mins

Target:

Evil Eye

est. time: 45+ min

Your journey ends here, in the mysterious lair of Evil Eye. It’s a stylish but quirky bar with craft cocktails, punch bowls, and cool vibes. Plus pinball, pool, and snacks.

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Plotting your route

Don’t worry, we got you. Your mission starts at Clarion Alley, nestled between 17th and 18th Streets on Mission Street. From here, you’ll head south to connect to all other destinations. You’ll be walking for a total of 33 minutes over 1.6 miles—with plenty of breaks in between stops.


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