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Alamo Square

Fulton St. at Steiner St., Western Addition, San Francisco, CA
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Ranked #74 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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Pickering, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

one of the things you need to do is get on the double decker BIG BUS.. worth every penny, its about 3 hours but you have the option of going on and off the bus, you can get off at major attractions like this one...

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Shanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There isn't much, just views of the Painted Ladies and a view of the city. Haight-Ashbury is nearby, but Alamo square isn't really an ideal place for kids though.

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Alamo Square is the center of the district with the famous lavishly painted Victorian houses. It seems as if lots of folks just come to the park to photograph the iconic image from Full House and Mrs. Doubtfire. I encourage you to walk the neighborhood and see the variations people have introduced in color schemes. I wish someone would post... More

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice spot to start with when visiting San Francisco but nothing extraordinary. Some work done at the moment on 2 houses.

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Provo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I stopped at alamo square to take some pictures of the painted ladies and it was amazing to see how many people were in the park enjoying the beautiful day. There were people having picnics, playing frisbee, and otherwise relaxing. Seems like a great place to sit back and enjoy the beautiful California weather.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Had a drive here and I thought the houses looked much like the others in San Francisco . A bit disappointed to be honest.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really nice little park in the middle of the city with great views of the painted ladies and the city. It's a bit of a climb, but worth it.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One of the Painted Ladies had as estate sale so we got to see the inside of it. It was so interesting. The view is spectacular. What a great park.

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Neston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

As another reviewer says some Of the painted ladies are under renovation at the moment (and one or two could do with the same treatment). Well worth a visit as it is pretty and with great views assuming it isn't foggy and there is a nice park to stroll and sit. It's well worth an hour of your time of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Took a bus 21 to Alamo Square to see the Painted Ladies. However, the houses were under renovation. The view of the city from atop of Alamo Square is pretty good. There were people bringing their dogs to the park for a picnic. A good place to relax but may be rowdy depends on the crowds.

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