San Francisco Tourist Attraction
Just a ten minute walk from our Haight Ashbury hotel is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. Built between 1892 and 1896, the Painted Ladies along Alamo Square became famous after appearing in a number of television shows and movies and have created was is now called “Postcard Row.” During your stay, walk over, sit in the park and get your photo taken in front of the houses.
Painted Ladies in San Francisco were built all over the city during the Victorian era from 1849 to 1915. In the 1960s and 1970s, people began painting their Victorian houses with even more vibrant colors and transformed the city's neighborhoods into the settings that we see today. To be called a painted lady, houses must have three or more colors on the exterior that enhance the architectural elements of the house. When visiting San Francisco you'll see many of these colorful, inspired houses all around town.
Walking Directions (about 10 minutes):
Depart Metro Hotel and turn left on Divisadero Street, after 2.5 blocks turn right onto Hayes Street, after 1 block arrive at Alamo Square Park, the Painted Ladies sit on the far side of the park.