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One end of the Clarion Alley is marked by the Mission Street and the other end is marked by the Valencia Street. This small alley is huge on creativity and vibrant colors give a lovely dimension to it. Not only are the walls adorned with murals but the street also has lovely paintings on it. The place is perfect for clicking loads of pictures and it is also a nice spot where you can stand and analyse the artists' state of mind while drawing these beautiful pictures. When in San Francisco, the Clarion Alley should not be missed.
Duboce Park was established in 1902 and was used as a refugee camp after the devastating 1906 earthquake that nearly destroyed the city. This small park has a separate are for dogs to play unleashed. It also features a playground, basketball court and the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts. There are many residences close to it and there are no boundaries distinguishing them which is rare for parklands.
You might remember the Alamo Square Park from the opening credits of the 1980s sitcom Full House, where the Tanner family is seen enjoying a picnic here in the backdrop of the Painted Ladies-Alamo Square. That was the park's shot to fame. This lovely green expanse is a place where most of the local families come to spend time under the bright San Francisco sun. At any given time, you can see kids playing, people strolling with babies or walking dogs around the park. In an otherwise bustling city, the Alamo Square Park is an oasis of peace. If you are in San Francisco, the Alamo Square Park is definitely worth a visit.
San Francisco has had a riotous past, to put it mildly, and this 3.8-mile tour takes you to most of the famous spots where things happened, as well as many other points of historical and cultural interest. Eras of interest here range from the Gold Rush times to the present. Follow the brass medallions and arrows in the sidewalk from the Old Mint at Fifth and Mission to Aquatic Park for a great way to see the city. Printed guides, audio tours and guided tours are available. See website for further details on each.