Public Transportation, comprised of three systems, makes getting around San Francisco incredibly easy. For a complete rundown of MUNI, BART, Caltrain and our historic Cable Cars, visit our getting around itinerary.
- BART: To 16th Street or 24th Street stations
- MUNI: J Church Line, F-Line (to Church Station at Market and Church streets)
- MUNI: 14L, 49
- BART to 24th Street and walk or Muni bus
- MUNI: 67, 24
- MUNI: T-Third Line to 20th Street Station and walk up the hill
- Caltrain to 22nd Street Station and walk up the hill
- MUNI: 22 (connects to BART at 16th St.), 19 (connects to BART at Civic Center), 10 (connects to Caltrain 4th and King station)
Non-Mass Transit Options
- Valencia Street, with its Bike Route 45, bike-timed stoplights and eclectic mix of shops and eateries, is a bicycling draw.
- San Francisco City Guides offers free walking tours of the Mission, Bernal Heights, Potrero Hill and Dogpatch (see: http://www.sfcityguides.org)
- Bike Route 40 (along 17th Street)
- Bike Route 44 (along 22nd Street)
- Walk on Valencia and Dolores in the Mission
- Take the Precita Eyes walking tour to find murals in alleys and sidestreets
Best Transportation Lines and Stops Per Attraction
- Mission Dolores: BART to 16th St. ;Muni Metro J line to 16th and Church; Muni Metro T, K, L, or M to Church Street station
- Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center: 24th St. BART Station and a 6 block walk down 24th St
- Dolores Park: BART to 16th St. Station, Muni Metro J line to 16th and Church
- Anchor Brewing Co.: 19 to Rhode Island and Mariposa
- Vermont Street: 19 to Rhode Island and 22nd St.
- Dogpatch: Muni Metro KT to Third St. and 20th St.
- Cortland Ave, Bernal Heights: Muni 67 bus from 24th St. BARTstation
- Bernal Heights Park: Muni 67 bus from 24th St. BART
- Many parts of the Mission are relatively flat. The neighborhood's mix of Latino, hipster and upscale shopping, restaurant and arts options, plus its tough parking environment, make it an attractive walking and biking spot. Nearby Potrero Hill and Bernal Heights neighborhoods, as their names indicate, are another matter, so plan carefully or expect to get some aerobic exercise.
- These neighborhoods are often sunny when the rest of San Francisco is shrouded in fog.
- For a scenic trip that ends in the Mission, take Muni 33 from Golden Gate Park, through the Haight, up into Twin Peaks for scenic views of the City and Bay, and down to the Mission's Dolores Park and the corner of 16th and Mission streets.
- The Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center offers weekend tours of Mission neighborhood murals. Details at http://www.precitaeyes.org/tours.html. Nearby Balmy Alley, between 24th and 25th streets and Treat and Harrison streets, has about 30 murals alone.
- The neighborhood hosts a Carnaval parade every spring, as well as other street festivals. See http://www.carnavalsf.com/.
- Valencia Street and 16th Street have restaurant, bar, shops and bookstores. Check out the 16th Street hub around Valencia, or walk Valencia from 16th to 24th streets
- Valencia Street features some of San Francisco’s famous parklets (parking spaces transformed into mini-parks and seating areas)
- Dolores Park neighbors put on movie nights (doloresparkmovie.org)
- Catch the neighborhood's annual free outdoor film festival in late summer. For details: http://www.bhoutdoorcine.org/
- Visit the Dogpatch historic district, a low-lying neighborhood on the east edge of Potrero Hill, which has some of the city's oldest houses, dating to the 1860s, as well as a newly thriving arts scene. The T-Third Line light rail offers an easy ride to the neighborhood with stops on the way to the SF Giants AT&T Ball Park and UC San Francisco's new Mission Bay biotechnology campus (http://www.ucsf.edu/locations/mission-bay). Get off at the 20th Street station and walk along Third Street between 20th and 26th streets to sample neighborhood eateries, including soul food restaurants, and take in the area’s artistic ambiance.
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