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Alamo Square

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Known around the world for its Victorian row homes, this spectacular hilltop park is an ideal spot for taking photos. The park is currently undergoing renovations and will reopen Spring 2017. While under construction, a viewing area will remain open...more
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Hayes & Steiner, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed. There are much better and interesting places to see in the city! Don't waste your time!

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful urban park. Great place to take in the awesome views and let the little kids run. There’s bathrooms and space.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cegdoyle1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

PLEASE READ THIS!! Posting this review to hopefully prevent further escalation of such unfortunate crimes. My family and I visited the famous Alamo square park, home of the painted ladies and the Full House picnic scene a day after Christmas. Though the location along with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

It was a clear sunny late afternoon when we sauntered through the lovely park. As a favoured amenity, it was busy with walkers, dog owners and exercisers. From the hilltop vantage point we had fabulous vistas of the surrounding city, extending to the far distance....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank permia
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The story is the parents lived on the original house and had seven daughters. So the father bought each daughter a house all in a row. Some think this is the “Full House” house. They are not.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nadinel690
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This was my favourite part of the trip. The views are lovely but it’s not a busy part of the city. We walked to the park, obviously the painted ladies are lovely but the houses around them are even better. If you love architecture then...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heathermary1990
Reviewed October 19, 2018

San Francisco has a few famous iconic images to showcase to the world. The Golden Gate Bridge is probably the most famous image. The Painted Ladies is another.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

You get a great view from the park over the city. The painted lady are just across from the square too. Would recommend a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Smallster94
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

I believe most tourists come here for the Painted Ladies, the seven colorful Victorian houses in a row. Besides that, this square seems to be where locals come to walk their dogs or spend their evening with kids. The square is right on a small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BestLambert
Reviewed October 4, 2018

You can get some of the best views of the city from here, The Painted Ladies are just across the street, the downtown with Transamerica Pyramid is in the background. The park itself is family and tourist friendly and has a public toilet.

Date of experience: June 2018
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May 27, 2017|
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Response from travelwithpam | Reviewed this property |
It opened last weekend
April 1, 2017|
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Response from allimuld | Reviewed this property |
They don't allow tour busses so I would assume they won't allow a large van. There are signs posted along the streets.
November 12, 2016|
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Response from Tim M | Reviewed this property |
Ahhh, parking in San Francisco. Basically, you let all people out of your vehicle who have limited mobility, and then you make some concentric circles until you find a coveted parking place. Key here is to remember where you... More
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New Jersey
Is this do-able? (15 Replies)
We have a day and a half in San Francisco. We are staying at the Coventry. Will have a car. Do NOT want to use the muni! I was thinking about the following plan. I don't know the streets, so I'm just not sure how good my plan is.... Arrive Friday around dinner- check into hotel, dinner at Jake's Steaks, walk down to Ghiradelli Square for some ice cream. (looks like a little over a mile from the hotel....how is the walk? Am I going to be walking over any huge hills?) Saturday morning-...More
May 31, 2012|
Response fromMonarch B|
I don't know what kind of shape you're in or how little the kids are. Let's just say that I live here and I wouldn't do what you have planned. Yes, there are hills. Lot's of them. Some of them are so steep that they've cut stairs into them. Lombard street is straight up. Most people walk down it. I'd say cut down on about half the things you have planned. You'll love - love - Alcatraz on the night tour.
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Alamo Square Saftey (4 Replies)
We're thinking of staying close to Alamo Square. Should we be concerned when walking around at night; taking public transporation at night?
February 01, 2012|
Response fromWellvis|
As much as you would in any major city, yes. There are sketchy areas immediately to the north and east of Alamo Square, but overall it's fine.
Four day itinerary – suggestions welcome! (5 Replies)
My boyfriend and I (early 30s) will be headed to San Francisco Thursday March 5th – Sunday March 8th I’ll also be spending Sunday/Monday in Dublin where he works before heading home Tuesday night. We like to get up and get out early – by 8am. Below is a rough draft itinerary. Suggestion on timing and transportation would be appreciated. Things I’d like to do, but don’t have in the schedule, Ferry Building & Union Square. Possibly the modern art museum. We’re open to suggestions! ...More
February 19, 2015|
Response frombelomiser|
on day 1 after checking in you can walk around Union Square and then head to the Exploratorium On day 2 I would do Alcatraz, then FW and head on to Lombard Street then Chinatown and ferry building Day 3 would be to cover the Haight and GG Park and Landsend. Can you not pick up the car in SF ? In any case you can then drive by Alamo square as it is just a few minutes to see those houses. Muir Woods in the evening ? humm it does get dark soon and the trees are rather tall and evening...More