I've passed by this area several times on the tour buses, but never got a chance to stop.
Some of my fave pics of my trips have been from here (granted, from the top of a double decker bus passing through here) and I always wanted to explore the colorful buildings and shops.
We took the Muni bus over and I did make one quick stop first at Chantal Guillon (another place I wanted to check off my three year old San Francisco checklist).
While the area was cool and there were lots of great shops, the smell of weed was overwhelming. Still, I definitely enjoyed the chance to get some great photos of the funky iconic signs!