When I was in San Francisco I stayed in the lively and colourful Mission district.
The day we arrived our apartment was surrounded by a throbbing street party. Kids were riding bicycles down the middle of the street, bands and DJ's spinning, great food and smiling locals. I treated it as a sign that I was going to love this city.
Turns out I was staying in quite the trendy neighbourhood.
In my research of Mission I knew that it was famous for it's eateries whilst brimming with colour and street art. I was literally around the corner from Balmy Alleyway known for it's religious murals painted onto local residents fences and roller doors. Definitely a fun part of town.