I had never in my life heard of San Francisco’s Mission District. That is, until I signed up for a tour with the crew from Urban Adventures. Lucky I did, because this old Latin heart of San Francisco is filled with all the life, vibrancy and culture that makes the soul soar.
In a few hours, I fell hard for the Mission District.
Colourful murals. Quaint tacquerias. Pastry shops.
This spot in San Francisco feel at odds with the rest of the city.
This is the San Francisco I wanted to uncover!
There are two main alleys to see the murals of the Mission District in all their glory: Balmy Alley and Clarion Alley.
That said, if you wander the area, you’ll definitely come across other murals along the way. They’ve spilled out of the alleys and into the streets.
Here’s a collection of my favourite photos from the Mission.
Hopefully they inspire you to book your own Flavours and Murals of the Mission tour with Urban Adventures here.
I also wrote a whole big blog post about it on the Urban Adventures blog page which you can read here.
These are the feature items of the Mission. They depict culture, political movements, global issues and joy. I’m a street art lover from way back – I grew up in Melbourne after all – so this area was such a great find.