Last weekend I headed out of town for a long weekend in San Francisco, CA. The friend I was staying with lives in the Mission District, so that’s where we spent a good portion of our time walking around. I snapped a few shots to share.
Many of them are my favorite murals in the Mission. There are so many amazing murals all over the city. I love it! Portland has it’s share of great murals, and there are new ones popping up here all the time, but the elaborate murals throughout San Francisco are practically part of the city’s infrastructure. They’re clearly a major part of the vibrant culture. Pictured below is one side of an alley that’s full of beautiful and often politically proactive murals.
I had a great time exploring the city outside of the Mission District too. There’s a short-term rental program for scooters called “Scoot.” We rode scooters all over the city, from Golden Gate to Presidio Park, to the beach, through the Castro, and all the way back to the Mission. The scoots were a total blast. I definitely recommend Scoot if you are in the city without a car and it’s not raining. Easy to park, easy to drive. And super fun.
As always when I’ve visited San Francisco, I enjoyed some amazing food. My favorite spot was a greek style counter service restaurant in the Mission District called Souvla. We also grabbed pastries from the Instagram-famous bakery Mr. Holmes Bakehouse located in the Tenderloin neighborhood (very worth the line).
It was a nice weekend getaway from rainy Portland to break up the winter routine that won’t seem to end. I came home feeling refreshed and even more excited for the spring that’s slowly but surely coming. xo