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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
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Fantastic 70’s tour
Fantastic guide ( Ciao) who brought our tour to life with great sounds , singing & cometary. And Daisy the VW was good as well.
trevor_b, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Travelling in style
Sean_M, Aug 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Seeing a close up of the Golden Gate Bridge and driving down Lombard street in a vintage VW was awesome….. the driver Al was great fun and full of local knowledge.
star-5
Incredible!!
Olivia_B, Aug 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Cousin Al had great knowledge of the area and provided such an incredible experience for viewing the city! So many fun neighborhoods and viewing points of this versatile area. Would highly recommend!
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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-4
Ocean’s Away
Vanessa_C, Aug 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Loved our SF tour with Ocean, our trusted combi van and Ciao, our tour guide. Great start to our week in San Francisco.
star-5
Highly recommend!
karen_g, Aug 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Our tour guide, Caio, was awesome! Very knowledgeable, personable and so very funny! Highly recommend doing one of these tours! We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the VW bus!
star-5
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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Highly recommend
karen_g, Aug 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Our tour guide, Caio, was awesome! Very knowledgeable, informative and so very funny! We highly recommend taking one of these tours! It was so much fun driving around town in an old VW bus, especially on Lombard St!
star-5
Nice experience!
Bogdan_C, Aug 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
We spent few days in San Francisco and chose this tour to get an idea of the most important attractions. It was a very nice experience. Our tour guide, Alan was very entertaining and funny. He offered us a very nice 2 hours San Francisco experience. Highly recommended!
star-5
A fun time had by all
Cheryl_H, Aug 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
We had a fantastic time, Cousin Al was so entertaining and a pleasure to spend time with, the trip was very educational
star-5
Awesome tour. Saw more...
Pam, Jul 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Awesome tour. Saw more places than I thought we would. Caio was an great guide ! Enjoyed it throughly !
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Painted Ladies Tours is Great!!
Arnold_C, Jul 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
We thouroughly enjoyed the tour!! It was such a great way to see the city, without the hassle of parking and driving, getting lost etc. Our guide was very imformative and really made it alot of fun, even for our 10 ueqr old daughter. I highly recommend
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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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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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