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Alamo Square

Address: Fulton St. at Steiner St., Western Addition, San Francisco, CA
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Known around the world for its Victorian rowhouses, this spectacular...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Known around the world for its Victorian rowhouses, this spectacular hilltop park is an ideal spot for picture taking.
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165 reviews 165 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was a must do for us since we grew up watching Full House. This is a great park with awesome views! We visited the actual Full House house which is a few miles away first and then came here which is way more fun than looking at a house on a residential street.

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Munich, Germany
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41 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We did nearly miss this one, but it was one of the really impressive parts of our visit. The park is not a tourist place, feels like all local students and local people being here just enjoying the view on San Francisco. So, it is quite relaxing to be a bit away from the masses. But the view is impressive,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We came here to see the painted ladies, and it was not a disappointment. They were beautiful and unique, just like San Francisco itself. It was good to get outside of Union Square where we were staying and to see the outer neighborhoods of the city. We took the bus, and it was easy enough to navigate it all with... More 

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England
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161 reviews 161 reviews
41 attraction reviews
483 helpful votes 483 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Came here to view the famous painted ladies. On a clear day like we had there is a brilliant city backdrop. The park is great to sit and have lunch and seemed quiet yet safe.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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101 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I started watching Full House when I was 10 years old, and I never thought I'd actually get to have a picnic at Alamo Square on day, with the Painted Ladies and downtown San Francisco in the background. I sure dreamed about it though. The experience was great. There was fog in the distance and the square was a bit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

None of these homes are the actual house full house was taped in but they are the infamous houses in the theme song. Being a fan of the show, I am so glad I saw them! Victorian homes are beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It was nice to have a walk around this park and admire the view while joggers and playful dogs did their thing (separately). It was great to see the group of buildings on the border known as the painted ladies. There was a public bathroom on site, I'm not sure how clean it was since I didn't go in, but... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I walked up to this park late one winter afternoon with my brother. The views in all directions were unparalleled. Came upon a man playing a sax, sitting on the stone wall. Viewed the Painted Ladies, with downtown San Francisco in the background. Loved the green space in the middle of the city, definitely worth the visit. Felt very calm... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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77 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

came to the park early in the morning and it was just perfect, not a lot of people mostly locals walking their dogs. park is very well kept and pretty clean. huge park, a lot of trees and a good running trail. came here to see the very famous townhouses and i was impressed how they maintain it (of course,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

So many people come here because of Full House. And they think all the houses around there are like these. Nope, just a few scattered around the city and these few are now the crowd jewel of Queen Anne homes. So it's nice to hang out at the park for a bit and people watch. Especially on a hot day... More 

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