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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
+1 415-831-2700
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 12, 2011

Great place to visit for an hour or two. The park at Alamo Square is pretty nice, but the main attraction is definitely the Painted Ladies. If you're in San Francisco, you pretty much HAVE to check out Alamo Square! It's really easy to get...More

378  Thank Vik_travel
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

This park is very steep. It was filled with dogs everywhere. I went to get pics of pink ladies which look like they need good painting. I took bus 21 from union square and same bus back.

3  Thank JMRow
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank permia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank nadinel690
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Heathermary1990
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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

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.

Thank Slaven Z
Reviewed October 2, 2018

My wife and I went to Nopa restaurant in Alamo square. The food and the ambient was excellent . This is a great area for food.

Thank Sparkyhp1994
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Alamo square is across the street from the famous painted ladies of San Francisco. We visited as part of a tour and heard the history of the homes. But well worth visiting on your own time too. Ideal spot for a family to visit as...More

Thank Yvonne W
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This park is ideal for bringing a little picnic lunch and sitting with friends to look out at the city. We even saw people with little bottles of alcohol here sitting on blankets and having drinks together. Its full of tourists taking pictures of The...More

Thank JameAndDare
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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