Street Art Tour of San Francisco

Jody Vandergriff

San Francisco is packed full of unique and surprising spots for a great photo, but the mission district in particular is a treasure trove of beautiful murals and rich storytelling. Head out on foot and spend the day exploring the history of street art in the city by the bay.

  • TNDC Tenderloin People's Garden

    Another project by Precita Eyes Muralist and in collaboration with the tenderloin neighborhood development project, this mural was installed on the McAllister Hotel in the tenderloin in 2017.

    September 22, 2021
  • 16th Avenue Tiled Steps

    Famous mosaic tiles steps

    September 22, 2021
  • The Box Shop

    The box shop is a collaborative studio for Bay Area artists in the hunters pointe neighborhood of San Francisco. Here and in the surrounding area you can see over 70 murals that they have installed from artist in their community.

    September 22, 2021
  • Egbert Ave Murals (2018.05)

    A series of at least nine murals in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco

    September 22, 2021
  • Laughing Monk Brewing

    Cool new spot in Bayview with a fun mural installation by local artist Shawn Mullen.

    September 22, 2021
  • Love on Haight

    Cool spot for photos in the heart of the Haight.

    September 22, 2021
  • 1AM SF

    Not only can you see cool street art here but you can also learn to create it! 1amsf stands for First Amendment and they represent freedom of speech through murals and other community events. Take a team building class and learn the art of mural installation for yourself!

    September 22, 2021
  • Precita Eyes Muralists
  • The Lilac Mural Project
  • Cypress Street Murals
  • Dharma Mural
  • Duboce Bikeway Mural
  • Bruce Lee mural

    Located in San Francisco’s Chinatown, this mural features a dragon and the legendary Bruce Lee.

    September 22, 2021
  • Chinatown Mural

    As if San Francisco's Chinatown isn’t vibrant enough, this mural by artist Mel Waters features a Chinese girl in traditional clothes and is sandwiched between rows of Chinese shops and restaurants.

    September 22, 2021
  • Jazz Mural

    It’s hard to miss this giant installation in North Beach by artist Bill Weber. A nod to three legendary jazz musicians.

    September 22, 2021
  • Greetings from San Francisco Mural

    This is a fairly new mural that was installed in 2019 as part of the umbrella alley SF project. Located in Fishermans wharf it’s become a big tourist attraction.

    September 22, 2021
  • Umbrella Alley San Francisco

    Umbrella alley in Fishermans wharf is a really cool spot if you’re looking for the ultimate Instagram snap. Six murals can be found there and three new murals are currently being installed.

    September 22, 2021
  • Taqueria San Francisco

    An iconic Mission district mural on the side of a great spot for an authentic California burrito

    September 22, 2021
  • St. Peter's Parish

    This mural tells the story of the indigenous and was designed by world renowned El Salvadorian muralist Isaias Mata.

    September 22, 2021
  • Precita Valley Community Center

    Another great mural in the Mission district. Artist Susan Cervantes designed this mural to reflect the centers recreation programs and nearby Precita Park park

    September 22, 2021
  • Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School
  • Women's Building

    One of the largest murals in San Francisco, the women’s building mural is a “testament to the courageous contributions of women through time and around the world.”

    September 22, 2021
  • Clarion Alley Street Art

    According to their website, the mission of clarion alley mural project is to support and produce socially engaged and aesthetically innovative public art. This project was inspired by Balmy Alley but with “more autonomy.”

    September 22, 2021
  • Balmy Alley

    Balmy Alley is probably the most concentrated strip of murals in San Francisco. Located in the Mission district, these beautiful works of art are best explored on foot.

    September 22, 2021