I had been to the more touristy areas of San Francisco during previous trips, so this time around I wanted to check out places I hadn’t been to before. One of those areas was the Mission District. It’s a colorful area of town with lots of murals and bright colored buildings. Grungier compared to other neighborhoods, the Mission District has a lot of character of its own. You don’t see many tourists wandering in this part of town, which is nice if you want more of a local’s experience.
The Mission District definitely has more of an artsy vibe. Some good restaurants are also located here, but unfortunately we arrived around mid-afternoon when many of the restaurants are closed for a break. We did come back for dinner the following night at the popular Foreign Cinema, a restaurant that plays movies in an outdoor courtyard after dusk.
It’s a cool part of town to explore with its palm tree-lined streets and distinct architecture. I enjoyed photographing this neighborhood and would recommend it for its eye-catching surroundings.