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Painted Ladies

Alamo Square, Steiner and Hayes Sts., San Francisco, CA
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Ranked #111 of 374 Attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Description: A famous stretch of colorful Victorian-style house.
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Rocky River, Ohio USA
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148 reviews 148 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Not too much to see. From a distance they're pretty but up close they are just ok it's nothing to make a special trip for but maybe to say you saw them. So if you in the area a quick drive by is all you really need to be honest.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Don't go out of your way. If you're near by and were a big fan of the opening scenes of Full House, sure pop by, but I wouldn't suggest a big detour to get there.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The best views are from Alamo Square Park across the street. This is the place you see the family having a picnic in one of the opens of the show "Full House" (though fans will quickly point out that none of these are the actual Full House house). The views are great. You can see the skyline in the background.... More

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san francisco
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282 reviews 282 reviews
153 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite places to visit for views of the city; you have the lovely houses and the city in the background....so for city views, this is my ranking.... from the bay from coit tower Twin peaks Alamo Square Grand View Park PS: I have placed info on bus schedules and GPS locations on the Alamo Square... More

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McMinnville, Oregon
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52 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We hopped out of the car to take a quick photo but it wasn't what we were expecting. A lot of traffic and a lot of people.

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Sunrise, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Just after getting settled after a morning of traveling and lunch, this was the first landmark we decided to check out. It was a perfect Fall evening in Alamo Square park. The grass was dewy and the sun lit the houses beautifully making us understand why they are called the Painted Ladies. The city skyline behind the houses was breathtaking.... More

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Israel
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A bunch of regular houses. The park on Alamo squarer is nice, though. If you have a car, pop by If not, don't bother.

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Calgary, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The 'painted ladies' are famed for their colourful exteriors but frankly that's really all they have going for them. There are much more impressive examples of Victorian and other genres of architecture elsewhere in the city. Very pretty, but architecturally not overly interesting.

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Calgary
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20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Well that was a waste of time. Sure, lovely architecture, but why waste time for this? With so much more to see why drive here? San Fran is a busy city and time is limited when you're on vacation so why spend it stuck in traffic to look at some ok houses?

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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On a short 48 hour trip to San Fran from the east coast. I made a promise to take a picture of the Full House house that the Tanners lived in. Not only did i enjoy fulfiling that promise, but was pleasantly surprised to enjoy the other four corners of the park and additional painted victorian treasures there. An off... More

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