The Mission District, an eclectic neighborhood in San Francisco, is one of our favorite areas for street murals anywhere we’ve been so far.
To get here, catch a bus No. 49 from the city, which conveniently goes along Mission Street.
It’s a very interesting area with a different atmosphere to most other U.S. city streets — in some parts you could imagine that you were in a Mexican city, with narrow leafy streets, small crowded shops opening right onto the sidewalk; lots of music, people and noise; ads in Spanish splashed over buildings; and an explosion of bright color.
Besides the delis and small shops, the main draw is the colorful murals, the chief source of the bright local color, along with blooming bougainvilleas and flowering trees.