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Address: Fulton St. at Steiner St., Western Addition, San Francisco, CA
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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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Beautiful park and houses

Opposite the painted ladies. The whole area is have great looking houses with victorian architecture. The park is ideal for kids, a nice picnic lunch and provides great photo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
deejay90210
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New Delhi, India

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I visited Alamo Square on the afternoon of August 1st. We arrived at Alamo Square via the MUNI bus, and walked a few blocks to reach our destination. The famous row of colourful Victorian houses called The Painted Ladies were situated on one side of Alamo Square. Alamo Square was a large urban park taking up an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am sad this is not higher up! This is not about the park. It is the view. To do this right, go at sunset. It is the perfect San Francisco shot. The painted ladies ( the ~4 perfect Victorian houses across the street) will have the right blend of pinks and reds, coupled with the view of the City... More 

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toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alamo Square, an urban hilly green park, crowded with tourists of all colours and sizes. Their cameras, smart phones and all photo paraphernalias were aiming only across the street at the 4 painted ladies, 4 ordinary narrow painted restored victorian townhouses. Funnily, the surrounding houses have more elaborated mouldings and intricated ironworks. For myself, I have lived in a 100year... More 

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los angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you were a Full House fan growing up then you must visit this place-if you are nearby. If you are nearby and want to take a break, stretch your legs, people/dog watch or have a small picnic, then this is the place for it. I visited in October so the trees & grass were turning and some patches of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth it to go to Alamo square. You can see the painted ladies. But the square also has good views of the city. We went and then ventured off towards other neighborhoods. We had a car so that made it much easier. Might take a few minutes to find a spot somewhere around the park.

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San Frncisco CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

park right next to alamo park. shoot the seven sisters victorians. put yourself out front. walk around the park and pop into many bed and breakfasts around Alamo Square. they vary from classic French to the Black Forest. look down the streets toward The City for unforgettable views all the way to City Hall. this is iconic San Francisco. you... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One used to and probably can still see many images of the brightly colored row of pointed roofed houses seen from this park, but now they are much more monotone. I guess the houses are now SO EXPENSIVE that the owners don't want to sully the faces with gaudy makeup!

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Opposite the painted ladies. The whole area is have great looking houses with victorian architecture. The park is ideal for kids, a nice picnic lunch and provides great photo opportunities.

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Thank deejay90210
Wellington, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While San Francisco is regarded as one of the most expensive cities in the nation (for good reason), there are plenty of cheap and free things to do here that are awesome. I travel a fair amount and always look for cool and intriguing things to do that are cheap/free. This fit the second category. It was worth the $12... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been there with my relative. It was a nice location but it was under construction during that time so I didn't take a photo of it

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