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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"San Francisco packs a lot of fun into just 47 square miles: eclectic architecture renowned museums top-notch restaurants and pier-side attractions. One of the best ways to see these sights and more is on an open-top Big Bus that allows you to discover the City by the Bay at your own pace.Start at the San Francisco Visitor Center or hop on at any stop along the route to redeem your voucher (see Itinerary for full list of stops). Set out on b double-decker bus to soak up panoramic views of San Francisco including Union Square
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City Sightseeing San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"San Francisco offers so much to see in its 49-square miles: top museums fantastic restaurants theater performances one-of-a-kind architecture and panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. The best way to see your favorite sights at your own speed is with a hop-on hop-off bus tour! Choose a 24-hour pass along your choice of three routes: Downtown Golden Gate & Sausalito or Golden Gate Park. Or enjoy unlimited travel on all of these routes with the 48-hour pass which also includes a Night Tour of downtown San Francisco
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San Francisco Urban Bike Tour
"Your grand bike tour of San Francisco begins at Fisherman's Wharf where you'll be outfitted with a bike as well as all safety equipment. Your guide takes you on an easy ride over flat surfaces in this city known for its hills and your route is customized with off-the-beaten track nooks that only a local would know. But if you'd prefer to pedal less upgrade to the electric bike option. Be prepared for weather changes as you follow your guide all over San Francisco. You'll stop up to 10 times during the tour for photo ops and to hear facts and anecdotes about the city's history and sights. In addition you can take a break to purchase lunch and a beverage from a gathering of local food trucks and later enjoy coffee and refreshments at a cool coffee bar (food and drinks are your own expense).Cruise through the back alleys of North Beach
From $75.00

Alamo Square Tips (70)

wish hadn't been a grey rainy day

it was cold rainy and foggy that day so the pics weren't the best. Driving around the city .. well like all big cities the traffic is a pain in the butt. We mostly did public transportation and only...
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chattygirl7491
Apr 10, 2016

Other beautiful Victorians.

The painted ladies on Steiner Street are worth seeing but there are plenty of other beautiful old Victorians around Alamo Square and in other parts of the city. We saw plenty in Haight Ashbury, too. I...
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IreneMcKay
Feb 21, 2016

Alamo Square

We got to Alamo Square by taking the number 21 bus from Market and Powell Streets. Alamo Square is a large grassy hill surrounded by beautiful old painted wooden houses known as Victorians. The most...
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IreneMcKay
Feb 21, 2016

Alamo Square

Wonderful homes & beautiful views of San Francisco from Alamo Square. Parking is not available on Alamo Square. We spoke with men refurbishing a Victorian who shared that the prices have gone sky...
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apbeaches
Jan 08, 2016

If you want to save $ on postcards

Though you may have never been here before, you've seen Alamo Square a million times. A favorite postcard view - pictured on such TV shows as "Full House" and that horrible show with Brooke Shields...
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Karnubawax
Dec 02, 2014

Alamo square

I knew. I knew that with its European look, its fog, cold and humidity, San Francisco was England instead of USA. The disguise failed in Alamo square. Ah! Ah! Got you. Those Victorian houses don't...
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solopes
Oct 29, 2014

Alamo Square Painted Ladies

As mentioned in the tip about the dog park at Alamo Square Park, the eastern side, the one facing downtown is where the grassy knoll and view of the Painted Ladies Victorian homes is the best. This is...
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atufft
Aug 07, 2012

Other Alamo Square Homes Less Photographed

Actually, this neighborhood is rich in 10,000+ sq ft homes, and so the four famous Victorians are really just a few of many. Further down Steiner, there's an empty lot that will be built upon....
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atufft
Aug 06, 2012

Painted Ladies Dog Park

One of the most famous views of Victorian Homes in the foreground, with skyscrapers in the background is found at Alamo Square Park. This is a neighborhood park within the historic Alamo Square...
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atufft
Aug 06, 2012

Painted Ladies

Located in the Western Addition, Alamo Square is served by several of the city's bus services.Alamo Square consists of four blocks (in a square around a small park) at the top of a hill which...
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Gillybob
Jul 29, 2010

Photo Op

Another of those most-phototgraphed places. We'd missed this one on previous trips so it was time to get 'er done. Alamo Square is a nice little neighborhood park, bordered by Steiner, Fulton, Hayes...
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goodfish
Jun 04, 2010

great view!

Alamo square is a nice park is located at a great spot, atop a hill with a great view of the city (pic 1). There are some picnic tables to relax for a while, we enjoyed it very much while the sun was...
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mindcrime
Jan 20, 2010
 
 
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Things to Do Near Alamo Square

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Buena Vista Park

Buena Vista park was commissioned at the same time as Golden Gate Park, so its forest of ornamental trees have virtually overgrown the opportunity for great views of the city, except at the very top....
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Japan Center

Peace Pagoda at the Japan Center designed in post modern style by the architect Yoshiro Taniguchi (1904-1979). As others have noted before us, it is indeed striking for its symmetry and sparkling...
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Japantown

Japantown is a neighbourhood located on the western side of the city. San Francisco's Japanese community dates back to the 1860's, and the area is jam packed with Japanese restaurants and sushi bars,...
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Old St. Mary's Cathedral

The first building erected as a cathedral in California, Old St. Mary's served the archdiocese of San Francisco in that capacity from 1854 to 1891. Once the city's most prominent building, much of its...
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49 Mile Drive

In 1938, The San Francisco Downtown Association created the 49 Mile Scenic Drive to highlight the city's beauty and to promote it as a business and tourist destination, so the route began at City...
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Market Street

Market Street is the main commercial street of San Francisco. It was laid out in the early 1800s at a diagonal to the street grid by engineer Jasper O’Farrell. Being at an angle to its adjacent...
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Getting to Alamo Square

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Steiner St. & Hayes St., San Francisco, CA 94115

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