Google Maps just released a new feature that lets you actually look around the street. Seems to only be working in major cities for now.
In certain locations, you can view and navigate within street-level imagery. Here’s how: Blue outlines show roads where street view is available.
The person pin icon shows where you are on the map. The green arrow points in the direction you’re looking. You can drag the icon to navigate to a different location. You can also just click on a blue outlined road to go there.
Drag the street view to look around 360°. Use the arrow buttons to navigate down the street. You can also use the arrow keys on the keyboard.