San Diego’s Chicano Park murals offer a visual POW that showcases the Chicano political and cultural experience in America. This distinctly vertical street art towers above the park, telling stories from the ground all the way up to the freeway overpass.
Great Global Street Art
Add color to your urban adventures by putting street art onto your agenda. Street art has come a long way since emerging from New York's hip hop scene in the 1990's.
It's now a fully fledged art movement and many cities are embracing the form with festivals, dedicated neighborhoods and commissioned works. Check out these articles on street art (and click through to their related itineraries) and craft your own street art bucket list.
Some of my Fave Spots for Street Art
The Best Global Street Art Cities
Start with this list of the 26 best street art cities. It includes top cities like New York and London but also has some surprising pics and up and coming cities.
Shoreditch, London England
See the edgy side of London on this Shoreditch street art tour. Get some eye candy with mind-blowing shots and suggestions for both DIY and guided tours.
Chicago street art is busting out all over. Don’t miss out by visiting just one neighborhood. Take this self-guided tour and discover some 40,000 square feet of wall murals and street art in the Wabash Corridor, Pilzen, Wicker Park and Logan Square neighborhoods.
Find 28 Instagrammable, colorful and mind boggling Nashville murals using with this detailed street art guide.
The Mission, San Francisco California
Get a visual history lesson on this street art tour of the Mission in San Francisco. This guide helps you wander the best areas for murals that tell touching stories about Latino immigration and economic difficulty.
This tour of street art in Paris goes deep. Learn about four neighborhoods for finding the best concentration of Paris street art along with eye candy and maps.
New York, New York
New York City was the birthplace of the modern street art movement and they aren't done yet. This NYC street art tour will show you four neighborhood hot spots.
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
This guide to Melbourne street art goes way beyond the obvious spots. Explore Melbourne's best graffiti and murals in three different neighborhoods.
Dive Deeper into the Archive
Callejon de Hamel is a hot Caribbean recipe of street art, outsider sculpture and music. It epitomizes a Havana contemporary art scene which excels at Cuban ingenuity & culture. This guide shows you how to navigate Callejon de Hamel gives you five other ideas for exploring art in Havana.
Find the best Chicago street art. Take this self-guided tour of four neighborhoods and discover some 40,000 square feet of wall murals.
Get the most out of a short stay in Singapore. This three-day itinerary for Singapore helps you explore the city’s seamless integration of art and nature.
Take a Black Cab tour and see the sectarian Belfast murals. They tell a visual story of the Troubles and Northern Ireland’s ongoing recovery.
Visit Belfast & the Antrim Coast on your own terms. You may have to disobey Rick Steves in Northern Ireland to get the most out of your visit
Unpeel the complex historical layers of the East End on this London street art walking tour with Context Travel
To see great Los Angeles street art, take the downtown Arts District walking tour. This compact stroll is loaded with primo murals.