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Macondray Lane

Macondray Lane
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Literature, Local Culture, Art, Photography, Architecture, Outdoors
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Not Available
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Macondray Lane

Hidden Treasure on Russian Hill

Off The Beaten Path

Macondray Lane
(in Russian Hill between Taylor and Jones)
San Francisco, CA 94133


Hidden away near the summit of Russian Hill, Macondray Lane is yet another of San Francisco's treats reserved for those willing to explore the nooks and crannies of this labyrinthine city. Macondray Lane leads to spectacular views of Alcatraz and Angel Island; along the way you will see Victorian houses and lush gardens. Take this picturesque two-block lane to enjoy the scenery and the view (if weather is permitting).

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Visit Time: 30min-1hr
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit is during daylight hours.
Why Best: It is the views that make this destination. Alcatraz is better during the day, as are most landmarks from this spot.
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: Free
Parking Safety: Safe

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