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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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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 parked. At the end of the visit to the Alamo Square, you do the reverse. Easy for your peeps, some work required on your part.
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.
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|
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|
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