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Alamo Square

Fulton St. at Steiner St., Western Addition, San Francisco, CA
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Ranked #69 of 376 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Known around the world for its Victorian rowhouses, this spectacular hilltop park is an ideal spot for picture taking.
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VICTORIA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is a pretty little urban park that happens to have the world famous painted ladies on one side of it. There are also several other lovely Victorian houses, however 45 minutes is probably plenty of time to spend there - unless you pack a picnic and have lunch in the park.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Went here on the number 21 bus from Market Street just to photograph the painted ladies - because you just have to, don't you! Nothing much else there besides dog walkers and the city's worst public restrooms! Still, if you don't go there you don't get to photograph the painted ladies!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Alamo Square is famous for it's Victoria's style architecture. Indeed the buildings looks so exquisite and unique. We visited this place before sunset. Alamo Square turns into a quite, peaceful mode and we were speechless when we enjoyed the moment. I will definitely visit it again if I have chance to be in San Francisco again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Alamo square is nice peace of peace and quiet in an otherwise very busting city. The best way to explore it on foot. It's actually not a big park and I'd recommend getting there either on foot or by bicycle. Parking around Alamo square is very hard to find. There are many tour buses that come this way too. Often... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is one of the must do's in SFO. Best to come by guide or tour bus. Hard to get a good clean picture of just the painted ladies so come early. Great views of the city and really worth seeing another side of the many tourist attractions.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Alamo Square is so central but such a haven of peace and tranquility if you go there at the right time such as late morning on a weekday. The 360 degree views of the City skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance are something else. You feel on top of the world, literally. Recommend combining with a visit... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

From Alamo Square, it offers a postcard view of the SF city skyline + the beautiful Victorian/Edwardian houses. This has to be one of the better postcard views of SF!!! Other than the fantastic view, Alamo square is a great place to relax on the fields. To get to Alamo Square, proceed to the section of Market Street near Civic... More

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Vaxjo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I went on a trek tour in the summer of 2009, and our tour guide took us to Alamo Square. And we were all pretty excited seeing that typical sight from the intro of "Full House" - the view of the park with the Six Sisters in the background. I would definitely recommend visisting the square when in town, preferably... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I ended up giving this park a "5" because I do rank it in the top 25 things to do in San Francisco. There are two reasons to visit --- one is the views of the city; the other is the views of the painted ladies. So do take the bus over to Alamo Square; pack a lunch; and enjoy... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We came to see the seven sisters but the most enjoyable part of the park for us was sitting and watching the locals run through the park with their dogs. It was so peaceful there we couldn't help but start daydreaming about what it would be like to live in SF. This place is worth a visit, especially on a... More

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