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Painted Ladies
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
Fun and informative
Sam was an amazing tour guide . So much fun and extremely informative . I highly recommend this tour .
Deborah_S, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

star-5
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.
star-4
Fun and unique experience
Alexis_W, May 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Cousin Al was a great guide. He made the trip fun and entertaining! Unique way to explore the city and spend 2 hours in San Francisco
star-5
Fun learning experience in San Francisco
Don_L, May 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient with our group. No rush and lots of information. Maneuvered well in this crazy traffic.
star-5
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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Wondering tour
Bridget_D, May 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Our tour was awesome! Armondo, was our tour guide and he made our experience amazing. We would book the tour again.
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Love Bus Tour
Rolland_C, May 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
This tour was great fun. Our guide, Armando was engaging and knowledgeable about everything San Francisco. We would highly recommend this tour, and especially Armando.
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Painted Ladies Tour
Shirley_M, Apr 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Tour painted Ladies was really fun and enjoyable host informative and made it memorable for us - definitely would recommend this tour to friends
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Would love to marry Sam
David_F, May 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
The driver and tour guide was spectacular, we had a great time, she is so enthusiastic, about San Francisco, will tell everyone to take her tour
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Painted Ladies in San Francisco
Gail_R, May 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Our guide was charming and knowledgeable and we had the best time. We all loved this small group tour and would absolutely recommend it to anyone with a day in SF.
star-5
San Francisco experience
krishane, May 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Really enjoyed my tour with Caio. He was very informative about history of San Francisco. Just loved his Kombi Van. Met some really lovely people on tour as I’m travelling on my own. Caio recommended some good eating places, at one of them had a fantastic lunch with new made friends. Thanks Caio for my San Francisco experience.
star-5
Amazing Tour and Tour Guide
Christine_O, Mar 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
My daughter and I had an incredible tour of San Francisco on Painted Ladies with our tour guide Cousin Al. We saw amazing sites of the city and made some great friends on our tour. Highly recommend this tour!!
star-5
Fun experience in SF!
pjzwjng6rc, Apr 2022
Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
Ciao was wonderful and showed us every part of SF in 2 hours! We will continue to recommend this tour to everyone!

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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An Exploratorium Exhibit Developer's Guide to San Francisco

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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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