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Things to do in Painted Ladies

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“TIP: go to the west side, it’s where the locals prefer. Much nicer than the painted ladies if you look closely at the architecture and flora. ”
  • 247 locals recommend
Historic Site
“One of the most photographed locations in San Francisco, Alamo Square's famous "postcard row" at Hayes and Steiner Streets is indeed a visual treat. A tight, escalating formation of Victorian houses is back-dropped by downtown skyscrapers, providing a stunning contrast. The grassy square itself is an ideal midday break. One of 11 historic districts designated by the Department of City Planning, the area includes several bed and breakfast inns.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Alamo Square Seafood Grill serves consistently good food, and is located just around the corner. In case you're wanting to eat-in, call ahead and your meal will be ready for pickup within 15 minutes. Free corkage on Wednesdays!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“Just around the corner is Alamo Square Cafe. Alamo Square Cafe doesn't have the best coffee, but it does the job. Come here for a pastry and cuppa joe on your way to the office in the morning.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Corner Shop
“Right around the corner, great for small items like milk for your coffee or munchies.”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“Large, beautiful park on a hill with sweeping views. Home of the "Painted Ladies" row of Victorian houses with the San Fransisco skyline in the background (also featured on the TV series "Full House")”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Right near your new San Francisco home, a perfect playground for children with a climbing structure, swings and sand. The tennis court nearby is often free (ask us for rackets). Take in the views too!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“It is sometimes known as "Postcard Row." This block has appeared in an estimated 70 movies, TV programs, and ads, including in the opening credits of the television series Full House. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bus Station
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Alamo Square Seafood Grill serves consistently good food, and is located just around the corner. In case you're wanting to eat-in, call ahead and your meal will be ready for pickup within 15 minutes. Free corkage on Wednesdays!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Just around the corner is Alamo Square Cafe. Alamo Square Cafe doesn't have the best coffee, but it does the job. Come here for a pastry and cuppa joe on your way to the office in the morning.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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