Destination guide

Exciting Mission District will entice you

Take a vacation to Mission District and enjoy the area's art galleries, museums and entertainment. This cosmopolitan and scenic city entices travelers with its bars and festivals. Twin Peaks and Lombard Street are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Mission District

Are you hoping to find things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Mission District a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • San Francisco Zen Center (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Circus Center (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Mission District

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Mission District is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Twin Peaks (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Palace of Fine Arts (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Angel Island (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Mission District

Fly into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), the closest airport, located 10 mi (16.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 11.6 mi (18.6 km) away.

Consider catching a ride on the metro at 16th Street Mission Station or 24th Street Mission Station and easily see more of the city.

Where to stay near Mission District?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 597 house rentals near Mission District. From 418 Condos/Apartments to 112 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Mission District is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Mission District?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mission District:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 744 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 573 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 636 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Heights: 295 vacation rentals
  • North Central: 26 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Mission District?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Mission District. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Balmy Alley: 2,256 home rentals
  • Mission Dolores Park: 2,242 home rentals
  • Harvey Milk Plaza: 2,226 home rentals
  • Marsh Theater: 2,247 home rentals
  • Sausalito Visitors Kiosk: 2,125 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mission District listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Mission District?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 418 Condos/Apartments in Mission District. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mission District include:

  • Houses: 112 lodging choices
  • Studios: 381 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 8 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mission District?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 58 vacation homes with pool available in Mission District.

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