Alamo Square


Located in the Western Addition, which is part of San Francisco's fifth Supervisorial district, Alamo Square is a four-city-block residential neighborhood served by numerous Muni bus lines, including the 5, 21, 22, and 24. At its heart is a large park perched atop a hill overlooking much of the city, making it an excellent venue for sightseeing, picnicking, or simply taking a stroll to enjoy the fresh air.

One of the unique characteristics of this neighborhood is its Victorian architecture, much of which escaped urban renewal. In particular, seven pastel-colored Victorian houses lined up along Steiner Street are known as the "Painted Ladies" of San Francisco. They are some of the most photographed pieces of architecture in the city.

Alamo Square Park has a playground and a tennis court. There are also picnic tables and lots of walking paths winding through the landscaping. It is used by locals and tourists alike and has been featured in several movies and television shows, including the sitcom "Full House" (1987~1995). The park is pet friendly, too.

Alamo Square Park is bordered by Steiner Street on the east and Scott Street on the west, between Fulton and Hayes streets. The Painted Ladies can best be seen from the grassy area on the southeast side of the park. The Archbishop's Mansion can also be seen across from the northeast corner.

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