Alamo Square

Sweeping panoramas of postcard worthy SF beckon from the grassy knolls of its picturesque park.

Centered on its namesake park, Alamo Square provides snapshot-worthy views of San Francisco’s iconic Victorian architecture (you might recognize the “Painted Ladies” of Full House fame). Casual restaurants and cool shops add to the allure of this everyday neighborhood’s historic architecture and sweeping panoramas of Downtown. Not known for its rowdy nightlife scene, livelier neighborhoods like Haight-Ashbury and Hayes Valley are right next door.

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Alamo Square is within Western Addition/NOPA and bordered by Lower Haight, Hayes Valley, and Haight-Ashbury

SFO Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic or 62 minutes by public transit
Golden Gate Park: 25 minutes by public transit
Fisherman's Wharf: 37 minutes by public transit
The Ferry Building: 30 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Possible

Picturesque Streetscapes Near the Park

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San Francisco is famous for its stunning Victorian architecture. See some of the city's finest examples in Alamo Square, including the postcard-worthy Painted Ladies.

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The petite storefronts and cheery cafes that surround the neighborhood add to its down-to-earth allure.

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Locals and Tourists Love Alamo Square

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Alamo Square's grassy knolls provide the perfect perch to walk your dog or walk yourself.

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Add in the park's spectacular vistas, and you've found one of the city's most picturesque spots to picnic, paint, and play.

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Regardless of the number of stairs, one thing is certain.

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The view makes every step worth it.

Fido's Delight

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Alamo Square's dog-friendly atmosphere makes the park a go-to spot for pets and their humans.

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Ah shucks, don't look at us like that.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Marc Olivier Le Blanc

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Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveler's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.