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Address: Fulton St. at Steiner St., Western Addition, San Francisco, CA
Description: Known around the world for its Victorian rowhouses, this spectacular...
Known around the world for its Victorian rowhouses, this spectacular hilltop park is an ideal spot for picture taking.
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A San Francisco classic

You can't come to San Francisco and not go to Alamo Square to see the beautiful Painted Ladies preferably late afternoon for the best light for your photos!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You can't come to San Francisco and not go to Alamo Square to see the beautiful Painted Ladies preferably late afternoon for the best light for your photos!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a rental home about 3 blocks from Alamo Square and walked up here as the sun was starting to set, the views were amazing. It is a great little park with a playground, lots of people with dogs, others lying on blankets in the grass. The painted ladies were really pretty. One or two were covered with... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Being that I am a Full House fan, I had to stop by this park and relive a part of my childhood. Although I loved reminiscing about the show, the park was alright and left little to be desired. It's a great spot to come and walk around for a couple of minutes; and some locals use it as a... More 

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Otherwise there is not much here. The painted ladies are pretty but in the iconic shot with the city in the background there are literally only 5 of them and one is currently covered for re-painting. Have to zoom in or crop out the other non Victorian buildings. Hilly, mostly brown due to the drought and half of the park... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very pretty area. Unfortunately one of the house was under reconstruction when we visted so this kinda ruined our pictures.

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tampa, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The view of the "painted ladies" and the San Fran skyline behind is really outstanding. The park has good space to spread out and relax whether to have a picnic or just take in the surrounding views. Parking is a major challenge that requires a lot of patience and driving in circles. The houses are in superb condition from the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a must do in San Francisco! The views are lovely, with the famous "Painted Ladies" Victorian homes in the foreground, and the city in the background. It tends to be pretty busy, but it's easy to take pictures around the tourists. I highly recommend a stop here.

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Derby, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

While visiting SF with our 2 teenage granddaughters, we had so many places for them to see. They are fans of the reruns of Full House on TV, so they wanted to find the park depicted at the beginning of the show with the Painted Ladies in the background. They showed it to us on their phones. When teenagers are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

You don't need to spend too much time here to appreciate Alamo Square but it is definitely worth a visit if you are in San Francisco. Any movie or TV show buff can appreciate the significance of this place from such shows as Full House or movies like The Five Year Engagement.

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Bolingbrook, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I'm sure my photos don't look like this, after years of seeing these in ads, I was disappointed seeing them in person. Ok for a quiet day or a picnic.

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Address: Address: Fulton St. at Steiner St., Western Addition, San Francisco, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco

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