The Mission
Tonantzin Reborn
Miles:     4.5
Hilliness, scale of 1-5:     1.5
Terrain:     All on city streets, wheelchair accessible
 
The Mission walk is a festival of murals. It is also one of the few flat walks. We visit the working-class residential neighborhood of the Mission, the traditional Mexican and Latino business district, and edgy, hip Valencia Street. We pass Mission Dolores, the Women's Building, Sha'ar Zahav, the city's gay and lesbian synagogue, the Roosevelt Tamale Parlor, La Palma, home of fresh, hot, hand-made tortillas, and some of the best chocolate in San Francisco. Tonantzin Renace / Mural: Colette Crutcher / photo: Paula Barish
 
Women's Building mural detail / photo: Paula Barish   A grotto near Mission Dolores / photo: Paula Barish   A panaderia on 24th Street / photo: Paula Barish
A fruit stand on Mission Street / photo: Paula Barish Balmy Street / photo: Paula Barish