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Painted Ladies

Alamo Square, Steiner and Hayes Sts., San Francisco, CA
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Ranked #111 of 377 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Satin John, IN
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Get your fitness on and walk to this amazing hill park with awesome views of the Painted ladies and San Fran. Get your camera ready and snap. Before you know it, you will have foreigners making out in your pictures. Just sayin'.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Nothing here to real gawk over as there are other buildings of nice architecture along Haight Street. One of the five buildings were shielded for reconstruction and on the corner new construction zone for new buildings. This is located across from Alamo Park but there really isn't anything here. Don't waste your time visiting here.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We took the city bus here since it was not within walking distance of our hotel, and have to admit it wasn't worth it. Yes, they are pretty, but I'm just not sure what all the hype is about. One was getting restored during our visit which maybe took away from it. Someone earlier referred this these as the full... More

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Middleton, WI
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We wanted to see the Painted Ladies, just because it is one of those things you see all the time in movies and on tv. The Ladies were beautiful (though one was all covered up being restored), but what we didn't expect was the absolutely beautiful park (Alamo Square) right across the street from it! Had we known that, we... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Day would have been perfect for a postcard photo if not for one of the houses under renovation. You can still create a good postcard photo if you cut out the last 2 houses on the right. This is must place to visit for lovers of Victorian style houses. It is in Alamo Square for those who wants to find... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is really a place to go, especially for the view with a combination of the painted ladies and the view of the city. Unfortunately, the view is a bit disturbed by renovation of one of the ladies and some nearby houses.

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Vincent, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

In hitting the high spots during our recent stay in San Francisco, one of the "must see" items was a row of Victorian houses on Steiner Street opposite Alamo Square Park. It took some doing, searching among the steep, up and down, one-way streets in the area, then searching some more for a parking place (we didn't find one). It... More

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Sacramento, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had a great day in San Francisco with hubby and grown son, who lives there. We did our touristy thing and really enjoyed the Painted Ladies. Baker Beach was Beautiful and gave us a wonderful view of our special lady, the Golden Gate Bridge. Good food, fun train ride via Capitol Corridor train and Bart and family.

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