San Francisco-Alice Marble Tennis Courts
The Best View in Town
San Francisco’s Alice Marble Tennis Courts may be a great place to hit a ball, but they also offer one of the most stunning view of this iconic California city. Sitting at the top of Russian Hill in the Marina District the courts are surrounded by a park and some great urban architecture. There are four tennis courts that are well maintained, a practice wall and a basketball court.
Walking up the hill to the courts is a great warm up!
What To Do After Playing At Alice Marble Tennis Courts-Check Out Russian Hill
Trendy nightspots, unique boutiques, coffee shops galore, tree and flower lined streets and iconic San Francisco architecture, those things and more are what define this neighborhood with a friendly feel. Day or night time, strolling the streets will keep you entertained and fed with a variety of choices.
After hiking to the top of Alice Marble Park to check out the tennis courts, we ambled down Lombard Street, the Crookedest Street in the World with it’s lemon and magnolia trees and flower filled gardens. We strolled around Polk street and tried out more than one giant latte and pastries in between poking around in some of the areas interesting shops.
We stumbled on The San Francisco Art Institute which dates back to 1873. Some of the artists associated with the school are Diego Rivera, Annie Liebovitz and Ansel Adams who started the department of art photography in the United States. The courtyard of the 1926 building is fabulous and The Diego Rivera Gallery is open to the public and features student works.
At the bottom of the hill, we found two of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 with it’s boisterous sea lions.
Where We Stayed Near Alice Marble Tennis Courts-Castle Inn
Just a short walk to the top of Russian Hill, the Castle Inn is a good budget choice in this city of very pricey hotels. Near the corner of Broadway and Polk, right outside your door, you’ll find shopping, restaurants, coffee shops and nightspots to your heart’s delight. A great neighborhood that doesn’t feel as touristy as some of the city. We stayed in a two bedroom suite. It was spacious but no frills.