San Francisco is an artsy town. It’s got great museums, sculptures, architecture, and their street art is nothing to sneeze at either. It’s Monday. Put some color in your life! Of course, you’ll encounter graffiti all around the city from China Town to North Beach, Presidio to the Financial District, it’s just everywhere in various forms and artistic expressions. My favorite work, however, was found in the Mission district. If you’re limited on time and street art is your thing, head to Clarion Alley for a real feast for the eyes. While soaking in the culture of this vibrant sector you can enjoy some truly authentic ethnic food at a good taqueria, and explore the Mission San Francisco de Asís where it all started back in the 18th century.
To get to the Mission district, you can take the BART to the 16th and Mission station and then head south on Mission Street a block and a half to Clarion Alley. Walk west up the alley enjoying the murals adorning the walls of the buildings on both sides. Then continue walking west and north heading for Dolores and 16th to visit the mission. Or you can take the 22 bus, always a much more exciting mode of transportation, and get off at the corner of Dolores and 16th and do the walk in reverse ending on Mission street.
Don’t you just love walking around and seeing all the great street art? Which one of these is your favorite? Have you been to San Franciso lately?