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Off 24th Street, Parallel to Treat Ave and Harrison Street between 24th & 25th Streets., San Francisco, CA 94110
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of street murals in SF and you should get a guide to all, or take a guided walking tour. It's ever-changing instant art, part of the local scene.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed August 4, 2019

The Mission District is filled with street art and there are two primary alleys (dirty alleys) that are popular to drive down. The Clarion Alley and Balmey Alley tell tales of the gentrification of the area, politics, humor and simple entertainment pieces. There is something...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LiveAGr8Story
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

We visited this as used to enjoy visiting something similar in Miami when we lived there. This is not as big as that but perhaps more authentic and the paintings contained more meaning, particularly in today’s political climate which I liked our children to see....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Forest_Reviewer
Reviewed July 24, 2019

Fascinating murals, love the street art which brings another dimension to San Francisco. Worth a detour from the normal tourist trains to wander around these streets.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed July 4, 2019

Most of the Mission Street area has amazing street art and murals but walk down Balmy Alley and every single surface is painted… have your camera at the ready but also remember to just stand back and enjoy the art. If you’re in this area...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RebeccaHJ87
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

We recently visited the Mission District during our SF visit. Valencia St was very cute and trendy. My older daughters found Balmy Alley on social media and wanted to see it so we walked over from Valencia. However, when we got there the alley was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kristine B
Reviewed April 21, 2019

About a mile or so away from Clarion Alley is Balmy Alley. I actually liked the art here better. Almost everything is painted in this alley....whether it be the sides of a house, a fence, a garage door...doesn't matter, if it has a surface it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank busconi
Reviewed April 19, 2019

For a taste of something different, make a tour of all the great murals in the Mission. Just superb street art that has been around for decades. Historic.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed April 16, 2019

We decided we had seen all the usual tourist spots in SF. So we set out to do some quasi tourist things. One of them was the Balmy Alley Murals. Fantastic and expressive art. It is located in the Mission District which is a little...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Travelleraroundthewo
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

For a change of pace we took a walking tour in Mission District through Previta Eyes. The highlight is Balmy Alley with beautiful mural after mural focus on local culture and heroes. A must see. Also grab a bite at El Tomato for great Mexican...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the
foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural
attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous
street murals and a high density of bars and cafes
make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people.
While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its
top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the
city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the
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