Taking a Toddler to Clarion Alley

Taking a Toddler to Clarion Alley

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The Mission District is home to the largest number of murals in San Francisco. Hundreds of walls, doors, and fences are painted by artists to show cultural, political and artistic points of view. It's is most definitely the most colorful part of the city. 

There are several alleys dedicated to showcasing artists and their points of view. One of those is Clarion Alley. It is located between 17th Street and 18th Street with entrances on Mission Street and Valencia Street. 

So, the big question I get is, can you take kids there? The answer is yes! Atlas loves to look at all the colors and run up and down the alley. If your kid is anything like mine he or she will want to touch all the walls, so bring hand sanitizer and wipes! 

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 All photos taken by Yvonne Liang

All photos taken by Yvonne Liang

Once you are done looking at all the art you can head to other places in the neighborhood that are kid friendly.  I suggest heading over to Dandelion Chocolate where you can drink hot or cold chocolate and the kids can watch chocolate being made! (Detailed blog post on this coming soon)

If you are looking to hang out all afternoon in this area try coffee and pastries from Craftsman and Wolves, lunch at Media Noche and shopping at Aldea Home and Baby. There is also a playground on Valencia between 19th and 20th. 

If you are interested in a guided tour of Clarion Alley or other street art locations check out this website http://www.precitaeyes.org/tours.html

Have fun!

Ana


El Distrito de la Mision es el hogar de la mayor cantidad de murales en San Francisco. Cientos de muros puertas y vallas están pintados por artistas para mostrar puntos de vista culturales, politicos y artísticos. definitivamente es la parte mas colorida de la ciudad.

Hay varios callejones dedicados a exhibir las obras de los  artista y  sus puntos de vista. Unos e ellos es" Clarion Alley." Se encuentra entre la esquina 17 y 18 con entradas en la calle Mision y la calle Valencia.

Entonces, me pregunto, Puedes llevar niños allí? ! la respuesta es si! A Atlas le encanta mirar todos los colores y correr por el callejón.

Si su hijo es como el mío, querra tocar todas las paredes, así que  traiga desinfectante para manos y toallitas.

Una vez que termines de subir y bajar por el callejón, te sugiero que te dirijas a Dandelion Chocolate, donde puedes beber chocolate caliente o frío y los niños pueden ver como se prepara el chocolate. ( Habra una publicación detallada sobre esto en el blog próximamente).

Si desea pasar el rato o toda la tarde en esa area, le sugiero probar cafe y pasteles de" Craftsman and Wolves," almorzar en "Media Noche" y comprar en "Aldea Home and Baby". También hay un pequeño parque infantil en Valencia entre la 19 y 20.

Que te diviertas!!

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