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Painted Ladies

Painted Ladies

Free admission
Alamo Square - Steiner and Hayes Streets, San Francisco, 94117

The Basics

The Painted Ladies sit directly across from Alamo Square, a centrally located park 11 blocks east of Golden Gate Park, making it easy to stop by on your way to Golden Gate Park if you’re coming from Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf. Because of certain bus restrictions, you’ll need to book a small-group tour by minivan or an alternative activity like a bike or walking tour if you wish to visit the Painted Ladies with a guide. Otherwise, put on your comfiest shoes and walk there from other popular neighborhoods like Haight-Ashbury, Hayes Valley, or Pacific Heights.

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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
$85.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great Tour!
Had a great time. Enjoyed learning the history of San Francisco and seeing places that we would not have had time to visit. The afternoon drink was an added bonus!
Cher_A, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Fun
Letisia_H, Jun 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
I loved seeing the Painted ladies homes and my mom loved the palace of fine arts. Going down Lombard Street was so amazing...hadn't done that in over 20 years! Armando was a great tour guide.
star-5
Great overview hitting...
Lisa_A, Jun 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Great overview hitting the highlights! Our guide was very informative. We loved driving around in our van Buttercup!
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Great 👍
Camelia_E, Jun 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Great tour. Armando was so informative and fun. We visited some beautiful parks and archtecture. We would do it again. Views were amazing 👏
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Loved this tour!!
Deshawn_T, Jun 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Booked this tour to see the city and it was worth every penny. Our tour guide was friendly and outgoing. We drove through neighborhoods and learned their history. We were able to get wonderful pictures of the Golden gate bridge, Alcatraz, skyline city views and of course, the painted ladies. Our guide even gave a great recommendation for lunch!
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Great experience!
Lorena_C, Jun 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Really great time, Armando was a great guide. Enough time on each stop, gives you an overview of the main places to visit in SF.
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Up and down in SF
Konny_M, Jun 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Driving thru a variety of neighborhoods Wish we had seen windy Lombard street. Thought we would. Well informed guide
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Tour guide was a pleasure
Gary_D, May 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Great for a whistle stop tour of San Fran. Excellent stop for photos of the golden gate and painted ladies. Nice if you are here for 24-48hrs.
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Great for small groups!
Amy_G, Jun 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Our tour guide Ciao was amazing! Highly recommend for small group - buses are small. It was a comfortable drive around the sitting hitting all of the highlights. Ciao provided interesting facts and historical commentary. We had never been to San Francisco before and Ciao’s tour provided many recommendations for sightseeing and great food! Enjoyed every minute!
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AMAZING ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Keeley_S, Jun 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Well what can I say this tour was absolutely amazing, the best way to see all the main sites in SF❤️Our tour guide was excellent with abundance of knowledge about the city. We travelled in Daisy it was a pleasure and made my 40th birthday so memorable. Don’t hesitate to book this trip 😀
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Great small tours!
Jamie_S, Jun 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
We had a great time. It was lovely to have an small intimate tour and learn about the city. The music was coordinated with each story and area we were learning about. We stopped a few times to get out and take pictures. Definitely recommend!
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Best city tour I’ve been on!
Trisha_A, Apr 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
I went with a few other friends, and we absolutely loved the Painted Ladies SF city tour! It was the highlight of our (short) time in San Fran, and you are shown all the best parts about the city. Armando was a fantastic tour guide -- a great driver, a lot of fun, and very knowledgeable about the city. I can’t recommend this tour enough!
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So worth it!!
Jennifer_R, Jun 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
What a GREAT way to see SF!! A fun filled tour and great history lesson! Armando was so fun and made the best of a rainy excursion.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Painted Ladies are private homes where San Francisco residents live, so be respectful of their property by not posing for photos on the front steps or near the front doors.

  • Street parking can be hard to find in this residential neighborhood, so give yourself time to circle the block if you’re driving; there are time limits, so check all signs carefully.

  • Bring a jacket for the potential wind or fog that can roll across the city at any minute.

  • Coaches and other large tour buses are not allowed to stop on the streets closest to the Painted Ladies, so be ready to do a little walking if you’re taking a big-bus tour.

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How to Get There

The Painted Ladies are on Steiner Street between Grove and Hayes streets. City buses 5 (Pierce and McAllister stop), 21 (Hayes and Steiner stop), 22 (Hayes and Fillmore stop), and 24 (Divisadero and Hayes stop) will get you the closest, or take the N light rail line to Duboce Park, about a 7-block walk from Alamo Square.

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When to Get There

The houses face west, so go just before sunset for a glowing photo op in the best light. Evening and early morning provide better chances for less crowds. If you want to do as the locals do, head to Alamo Square on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon with a blanket, food, drinks, and a Bluetooth speaker for a relaxation session on the grass.

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Exploring Alamo Square

After a multimillion dollar renovation that ended in 2017, Alamo Square features new paths, trees, landscaping, and an accessible restroom. The 12-acre park is home to a tennis court, playground, picnic tables, and plenty of green space. Dogs are allowed, making this a favorite place for locals to gather—the Tanner family included.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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