The Inner Mission is one of San Francisco's oldest, yet most vivacious neighborhoods. Grand, century-old homes can still be found along the sunny palm tree-lined Dolores, Church, and Guerrero Streets. This vicinity is full of colorful Victorians and converted warehouse lofts, while smaller cottages dot the quiet cross streets and alleys. Founded in 1776, Mission Dolores, the city’s oldest building, still stands at 16th Street and Dolores, and is open to visitors as well as those attending its services. Two blocks away, Dolores Park is a vibrant part of the neighborhood. Here you’ll find lush, green lawns shaded by tall palm trees, a soccer field, six tennis courts, a basketball court, a playground, a dog play area, and a clubhouse with recreational. Many festivals, performances, and other cultural events are held here, and on sunny afternoons people flock to the park to play, picnic, lounge, walk their dogs, and enjoy spectacular views of the City’s skyline and beyond.
Home to dozens of restaurants serving several styles of cuisine, the Inner Mission comprises many taquerias for which the neighborhood has become famous. Latin music and the aroma of Mexican food floats through the windows of colorful eateries and shops on 24th Street. Access to public transportation is plentiful with numerous MUNI bus lines and two BART stations, one located at 16th Street and the other on 24th Street and Mission.
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