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Painted Ladies
Made famous by the opening credits of the late-’80s TV show Full House, San Francisco’s Painted Ladies are a prime example of the city’s candy-colored Victorian architecture. Also known as Postcard Row, the houses stretch uphill, boasting a view of the downtown skyline beyond.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

Address: Alamo Square - Steiner and Hayes Streets, San Francisco 94117, USA
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Science Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + California Academy of Sciences)

Science Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + California Academy of Sciences)

See San Francisco's top sights and visit the California Academy of Sciences on this one-day combo tour. Cruise through the city on a hop-on hop-off bus, which allows you to disembark at any of the stops to check out attractions at your own pace. Then head to Golden Gate Park for an independent visit of the science museum, one of the city's favorite family-friendly venues with a wealth of entertaining and educational exhibits.
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Museum Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + SF MOMA + DeYoung Museum)

Museum Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + SF MOMA + DeYoung Museum)

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Enjoy sightseeing at your own pace and visit two of San Francisco's best art museums with this combo tour that can be used over two days. With a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass, visit attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park at your leisure. Plus, receive admission to the de Young Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
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Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour

Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Explore the streets of San Francisco on two wheels. This easy guided bike tour takes you to many of the city’s most notable neighborhoods and attractions. Pedal past the Transamerica Pyramid and through bustling North Beach; peruse the Mission and Castro districts and the Haight-Asbury, home of 1960s hippie counterculture; and visit popular sites such as Fisherman’s Wharf and AT&T Park. Your guide will provide information and history on local landmarks en route, and there’s also a stop for lunch (added cost). At the end of the tour there’s even time to do your own exploring.
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San Francisco Private Tour by a Local

San Francisco Private Tour by a Local

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Discover the best of San Francisco on a customizable private 4-hour morning or afternoon tour in a luxury SUV. Your guide can access areas and neighborhoods where larger van tours are prohibited so that you take in highlights like crooked Lombard Street, the Painted Ladies of Alamo Square, Coit Tower, Marina Green or the expensive Sea Cliff neighborhood.
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  • 4 hours
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Vantigo San Francisco 4 Hour Private Tour

Vantigo San Francisco 4 Hour Private Tour

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Experience San Francisco in classic style on a comprehensive, four-hour, private, tour in a vintage Volkswagen van. Hit all the main sights, visiting 14 districts including Chinatown, North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Financial District, and stop for photos and tales of local lore at the Palace of Fine Arts, Sutro Baths, and a great Golden Gate Bridge viewpoint. Avoid tourist traps and skip the hassles of driving and navigating on this private tour.
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Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

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Discover San Francisco on your own schedule with a 1-day bike rental. Visit the crooked path of Lombard Street, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge and other culturally rich and unique San Francisco neighborhoods. This self-guided trip gives you the opportunity to create your own itinerary as you explore the beloved City by the Bay. The entire fleet of equipment is sanitized regularly and curbside pick-up is available to ensure that your rental experience is safe and enjoyable.
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San Francisco All-Day Electric Bike Rental

San Francisco All-Day Electric Bike Rental

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Discover San Francisco on your own schedule with a 1-day electric bike rental. Hop on a regular bike or an electric bike, for an easier ride, and pedal past all of the sites on the top of your list. Visit the crooked path of Lombard Street, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge and more. This self-guided trip gives you the opportunity to create your own itinerary as you explore the beloved City by the Bay.
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Alcatraz and Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour

Alcatraz and Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Get the most out of your day in the City by the Bay with this 2-day, 2-tour combo package, which combines a trip to Alcatraz with a San Francisco all electric bike tour. The date you book is the date you'll visit Alcatraz Island, and get access to the former federal prison. Go on a self-guided audio tour of the grounds, and stay as long as you like during opening hours. The date prior to your Alcatraz tour, you'll enjoy a guided electric bike tour. Stop by lesser-known spots only locals know of and famous landmarks you’ll want to snap pictures of.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
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Family Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off + Madame Tussauds + 7D Experience)

Family Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off + Madame Tussauds + 7D Experience)

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Tour San Francisco at your own pace on this hop-on, hop-off tour of the City by the Bay, along with a 7D Experience at Pier 39 and Exploratorium passes. Take advantage of a 24-hour bus pass to explore the city easily at your own pace with narration on board. Admission to both the Exploratorium on the Embarcadero and the 7D Experience at Fisherman's Wharf included anytime during opening hours.
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The Highlights of San Francisco Bike Tour

The Highlights of San Francisco Bike Tour

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This guided tour takes about 4 hours, including various stops near essential attractions while our guides provide in-depth narration and stop for photo opportunities at famous sights and hidden gems throughout the tour.
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Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in San Francisco

Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in San Francisco

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Explore San Francisco in the company of a professional photographer on this private tour. Choose a custom route through the city that is tailored to your interests. As you stroll, your photographer-guide will capture candid moments of you on your vacation. After the tour, all your images are available to download.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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Custom 3 hour Tour of San Francisco

Custom 3 hour Tour of San Francisco

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Getting there is half the fun. My Expedition is more like a Gondola. On stage since age 5, I will entertain you with singing, car karaoke, juggling and stories from my weird and fun life where home ran away from me when I was 15 and I joined the Circus. As a Lyft and Uber driver for 3 years I learned where to go in San Francisco. Testimonials: "Honestly the best ride I’ve ever had. The man has the voice of an angel and the personality of Johnny Carson. Could not recommend a better driver. " "Fantastic driver and extremely entertaining!!!!!"
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Entertaining Tour of San Francisco

Entertaining Tour of San Francisco

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Getting there is half the fun. My Expedition is more like a Gondola. On stage since age 5, I will entertain you with singing, car karaoke, juggling and stories from my weird and fun life where home ran away from me when I was 15 and I joined the Circus. As a Lyft and Uber driver for 3 years I learned where to go in San Francisco. Testimonials: "Honestly the best ride I’ve ever had. The man has the voice of an angel and the personality of Johnny Carson. Could not recommend a better driver. " "Fantastic driver and extremely entertaining!!!!!"
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The Best of San Francisco eBike Tour

The Best of San Francisco eBike Tour

San Francisco is famous for its scenic beauty and cultural attractions, this guided eBike ride is your introduction to the city’s colorful history and cultures, with routes through its most vibrant neighborhoods! You’ll surely come away with new perspectives on the city, and you’ll have plenty more ideas about where to go next.
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Vantigo San Francisco City Tour and Alcatraz Combo

Vantigo San Francisco City Tour and Alcatraz Combo

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See the highlights of San Francisco, and secure a hard-to-get ticket to Alcatraz on this all-day tour. First, cruise the city in a vintage Volkswagen van, stopping by popular landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Haight Ashbury, the Palace of Fine Arts, and more. Then, board a ferry to Alcatraz for an audio walking tour of the historic prison.
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in San Francisco

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in San Francisco

Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in San Francisco and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in San Francisco, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Ultimate Wine Country Experience (Private & All-Inclusive)

The Ultimate Wine Country Experience (Private & All-Inclusive)

Our Ultimate Wine Country Experience through Sonoma and Napa Valley will take you to the most incredible spots from San Francisco to Wine Country all in one day. If you are looking for some delicious world famous wines, nature, great food and a ton of beautiful photos, then this is the tour for you! The morning will start with a private pickup directly from your hotel by one of our friendly, English speaking guides. From there your tour will begin as you start your drive in one of our comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned vehicles. This full-day tour will be fully packed with famous vineyards, amazing scenery, secretly located spots and much much more! ==== Full schedule 9:00 AM – Pick up at hotel 10:30 AM - Arrive at a Secret Winery 12:00 PM - Enjoy a Private Wine Tasting at Miner Family Winery 1:40 PM - Take a picture in front of the Welcome to Napa Valley Sign 2:10 PM - Lunch 3:00 PM - Taste the wines at Jacuzzi Family Winery 4:00 PM - Return to hotel 5:00 PM - Arrive at Hotel
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Magical Muir Woods Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Magical Muir Woods Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Our San Francisco Muir Woods Tour will take you to the most incredible spots from San Francisco to Muir Woods National Park all in one day. If you are looking for some culture, nature, delicious food and a ton of great photos, then this is the tour for you! The morning will start with a private pickup directly from your hotel by one of our friendly, English speaking guides. From there your tour will begin as you start your drive in one of our comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned vehicles. This full-day tour will be fully packed with famous landmarks, vintage architecture, secretly located spots and much much more! ==== Full schedule 7:00 AM – Pick up at hotel 7:15 AM - Leave SF over the Golden Gate Bridge 8:00 AM - Hike thru Muir Woods 10:00 AM - Visit the cute town of Sausalito 11:00 AM - Lunch 12:00 PM - Stop at Bakers Beach 1:00 PM - Explore Fisherman's Wharf 1:20 PM - Return to hotel 2:00 PM - Arrive at Hotel
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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San Francisco Instagram Private Tour: Most Famous Spots with All-Inclusive

San Francisco Instagram Private Tour: Most Famous Spots with All-Inclusive

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If you are looking for some culture, delicious food and a ton of great photos, then this is the tour for you! The morning will start with a private pickup from your hotel by one of our friendly, local guides. From there your tour will begin as you start your drive in one of our comfortable and spacious vehicles. This full-day tour will be fully packed with famous landmarks, vintage architecture, secretly located spots and much much more! ==== Full schedule 10:00 AM – Pick up from Hotel 10:30 AM – Check out the legendary Painted Ladies 11:00 AM – Explore Union Square 11:45 AM – Catch of view of Alcatraz from Pier 39 12:00 PM – Walk around Fisherman’s Wharf 12:30 PM – Lunch time 1:00 PM – Explore Ghirardelli Square 2:00 PM – Awe at the view from the Golden Gate Bridge 2:40 PM – Stop by Golden Gate Park 3:10 PM – Get a picture at one of SF’s Hidden Gems (16th Avenue Tiled Steps) 3:30 PM – Overlook the whole city at Twin Peaks Viewpoint 3:45 PM – Return to hotel 4:00 PM – Arrive at hotel
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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San Francisco Instagram Walking Private Tour: Most Iconic Spots

San Francisco Instagram Walking Private Tour: Most Iconic Spots

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Our San Francisco Walking Instagram Tour will take you to some of the most famous spots in San Francisco in one day by foot! If you are looking for some culture, delicious food and a ton of photos, then this is the tour for you! The morning will start with meeting your friendly guide at the Embarcadero BART Station. From there your tour will begin as you start your walk through San Francisco’s beautiful streets. This half-day tour will be packed with famous landmarks, architecture, secretly located spots and much more! ==== Full schedule 10:00 AM - Meet your guide at the Embarcadaro BART Station 10:20 AM - Get a view of Alcatraz Island from Pier 39 10:50 AM - Explore Fishermans Wharf 11:35 AM - Catch a view of the Golden Gate Bridge 12:20 PM - Explore a secret street in Mission District (Balmy Alley and Clarion Alley) 1:20 PM - Walk around Dolores Park 2:00 PM - Say bye to your guide & get dropped off at the 16th St Mission BART Station
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Good Morning San Francisco! - Early Bird Private Tour & Breakfast

Good Morning San Francisco! - Early Bird Private Tour & Breakfast

Good morning sunshine, San Francisco is waiting! Wake up together with the city on this private early bird tour and see the best in town without the usual crowds. Explore the city in a relaxed way and all for yourself. Rise and shine and experience the city from a unique perspective. See the locals in their early commute to work as you grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some pancakes to kickstart the morning energized. The morning is the best time to catch the locals in action, and you’ll be in the first row for a perfect glimpse of the local life in San Francisco, not everyone gets to see. On this private tour, while others are sleeping, you’ll visit the main landmarks and must-sees of the city. Go to the Painted Ladies and see how these Victorian homes shine under those morning rays of sunshine. Visit the Castro neighborhood and cross the rainbow crosswalk. Take a peaceful walk through Dolores Park and enjoy views of downtown and the Bay that will make you say, 'Ah, what a morning!
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  • 2 hours
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Ultimate San Francisco Self-Driving Audio Tour

Ultimate San Francisco Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Explore all that San Francisco has to offer, from the twists and turns of Lombard Street, through the bustling streets of Chinatown, and to the top of Telegraph Hill! This comprehensive self-guided audio tour of San Francisco covers everything from the Painted Ladies to the Golden Gate Bridge. This self-guided driving tour allows you to explore San Francisco with maximum flexibility and value. Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the first stop, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience. Recommended: purchase one tour per vehicle. Everyone can listen at the same time! This tour doesn’t include entrance to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules before your visit. Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of San Francisco

Small-Group Full-Day Tour of San Francisco

Our SF in a Day tour will take you places that no other San Francisco tour does, traversing the city by cable-car, rail & bus to visit enchanted gardens, secret stairs & glorious rooftop vistas, creating an unforgettable experience. You’ll avoid crowds at the tourist hot-spots, while experiencing the culture of SF & learning its history. We’ll start your tour in downtown & take the cable-car up to Nob Hill. From there we go to City Hall &, affter going inside, we walk over to Hayes Valley, a cool spot for morning coffee. After that we head to the Mission District, followed by the Castro. We finish the morning part of the tour in Haight-Ashbury, it's a great place to get some lunch. After that we take you to see an icon of San Francisco, the Painted Ladies, then head over to Macondray Lane. That's followed by a walk down another SF icon, Lombard Street. We finish the tour in Chinatown. By then you’ll have had a fantastic experience of SF & made some beautiful memories to take home.
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  • 8 hours
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Private 4-hour city tour of San Francisco with driver/guide with Hotel Pick Up

Private 4-hour city tour of San Francisco with driver/guide with Hotel Pick Up

Enjoy a private 4 hour tour with a professional and licensed driver-guide to get to know the best of San Francisco. From views of Alcatraz, to Golden Gate Bridge, to a stroll down Chinatown, a view of the famous Pier 39 and never missing out Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy the beautiful city of San Francisco. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 4 hours
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