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Alamo Square

Fulton St. at Steiner St., Western Addition, San Francisco, CA
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Ranked #72 of 377 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Yes! If you are a child of the early 90's this is a DO NOT MISS! It's small cameo in the opening credits of Full House do not do it justice. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch and bring your dog Comet!

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Paris, France
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The painted ladies and on a clear day beautiful views of the city, Alamo Square is a must when you're in SF!

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Krakow, Poland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a wonderful place! I think that it is the best panorama of San Francisco. It is a park located at the hill , surrounded by beautiful old, woden houses so called " paited ladies". Behind yo have a wonderful panorama of San Francisco skylines. The best way to get there is to take taxi, I paied only 15 USD... More

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Its a nice park where you can appreciate Victorian architecture and look at the Painted Ladies. Many people visit the park with their dogs, one side is an off-leash area for dogs to roam free. From here you can also appreciate views of the Harbor and city.

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Downey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Moist people come hear for Full House. Only the picnic scene is here. The real house is a nile away. You'll see people watching episodes of Full House on the grass. It has great architecture ... painted ladies. You also have great views of the harbor and the city.

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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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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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