In this Insta-world we’re in, sometimes all it takes is a good backdrop to make you (and your little ones) look good. Lucky for us in San Francisco, street art, graffiti, and murals abound, adding texture, character, and visual interest to any portrait, especially one with your kiddo! We rounded up some of our favorite walls in San Francisco to tag you and yours, so snap away! And who knows? One of these could end up as thee shot for your family holiday greeting card—you’ll have folks humming “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed…” in no time.

Linden Alley, Hayes Valley

Tucked away in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley between Octavia and Gough streets is the mural-filled Linden, perfect for an after-brunch pose or post-coffee photo op (this stunner by Ronnie Buders and Sam Flores is directly across from Blue Bottle). Stroll on over and grab your +1, your kiddo, your four-legged friend, or even just yourself, and snap away. Be sure to hashtag appropriately: #sundayfunday #babieswhobrunch

Good to Know: Parking in Hayes Valley can be tricky, so best to come early on weekends (think before 10am) or better yet, take pubic transport.

Photo: Erin Feher

  • Linden Alley, Hayes Valley
  • Jenny Sharaf Mural, Mid Market
  • SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Arts District
  • Hayes Valley Art Works, Hayes Valley
  • Future Site of the Mexican Museum, SoMa
  • SF Jazz, Hayes Valley
  • Clarion Alley, The Mission District
  • 16th Avenue Tiled Staircase, Golden Gate Heights
  • de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park
  • Alabama Street, The Mission
  • The Minnesota Street Project, Dogpatch
  • Green Doors, Palace of Fine Arts
  • Good Old Brick, Everywhere

What other locations should we add to our story? Sound off below!

— Erin Feher