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A famous stretch of colorful Victorian-style house.
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Neighborhood: Alamo Square
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Bidule05
France1,072 contributions
Sep 2020
Around the peaceful Alamo square, we were amazed by the wonderful Victorian houses! These well maintained dazzling houses have been built between 1849 and 1915on the steep slopes of the Alamo hill.
We learnt that these houses were initially painted in bright colors (red, yellow, chocolate, orange) to highlight their architectural details. Then, in 1963, artist Butch Kardum painted his Victorian house in intense blues and greens and was followed by other people. Finally, from 1970 to nowadays, Victorian houses are painted in very beautiful pastel colors. The Victorian houses are painted, , resultingin their famous name: "Painted Ladies"!
A MUST for all people visiting San Francisco!!!
Written May 11, 2021
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Icarus4335
Colorado Springs, CO600 contributions
Mar 2022
What exactly is the appeal of the Painted Ladies? They are a group of Victorian-style homes in a city filled with Victorian-style homes. There are plenty of other places around San Francisco to see non-official "painted ladies," including ones that look a little more spectacular than these apparently famous ones. I guess at the very least, they are in a nice neighborhood with a park across the street.
Written March 20, 2022
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GitchSup
Duluth, MN1,247 contributions
May 2022
I watched a lot of Full House and so this was something I wanted to see. We drove by on our way out of town since it's more of a photo-op than an actual stop unless you want to spend some time in Alimo Park. The houses are cute and worth the stop if you are a fan of architecture or looking for filming sites in the city.
Written June 14, 2022
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surfercharlie
Glendive, MT827 contributions
Jul 2021
Not sure why this is a "thing" other than the contrasting view of the houses in the forefront representing historic San Francisco and the city behind representing new/future San Francisco. There is a nice park across the street. Views from this vantage point are good, but really, we did not think this was worth the time it took to drive out of our way. However, since the Painted Ladies are on almost every postcard and magnet, we felt the need to take a look.
Written August 18, 2021
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Janet C
Minneapolis, MN104 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
The Painted Ladies are iconic San Fran, and they’re beautiful. There’s a park across the street with benches so it’s a nice stop. However, I wouldn’t go out of my way to see them if I were to go back. There is beautiful and cool architecture all throughout the city, so one will get the same level of enjoyment just riding around town. So unless you’ve got it on your bucket list, don’t bother... unless maybe the paid-for tours provide more info/experience. We just went on our own.
Written February 19, 2020
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DebinSanFrancisco
Tiburon, CA296 contributions
Aug 2021
While we took friends visiting here from CT to many neighborhoods with victorians, they wanted to see these. They are icons of San Francisco as they have similar architecture but painted differently.

And loved a previous person gave the history on the artist who created the ways these were painted.

For those visiting with cars, do NOT leave ANYTHING in your car, especially if at ANY tourist location.

If you're interested in architecture, see the gorgeous homes in Pacific Heights!
Written September 4, 2021
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111familyman111
Denver, CO903 contributions
Sep 2021
These row houses made famous from a TV series, there is so much nicer architecture thought the city. Why These?

While this is a must tourist stop it is underwhelming, leaves passers by bewildered why they picked these houses. Could it be park across the street which makes it easy for TV producers to take pictures? Could it be the SF skyline in background? Not sure, but defiantly not the best kept up buildings or the most iconic SF architecture.

Take a ride by ... 5 min walk and you will be wondering the same.
Written September 15, 2021
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AndreaUbok
Florida2,702 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We climb to the top of Alamo Square and look down over the beautiful painted Lady Victorians for a view of the city. We walked around the blocks and we’re impressed with each large magnificent home and the city in the background. Even the view of City Hall
Written June 14, 2021
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katethax
Saint Louis, MO82 contributions
Jul 2019
Are the Painted Ladies exciting? No, but they're not supposed to be. They're iconic houses that are one of the most well-known staples of their city. There's nothing else special about them, but they're still worth seeing. The houses are very pretty, as is the surrounding neighborhood. Alamo Square across the street is the best vantage point for photos and can be a little frustrating due to people taking selfies...upon selfies...and more selfies. Not worth a long stop, and probably not worth going out of your way for, but still nice to visit if you're in the area.
Written February 4, 2020
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Karim Maarouf
Cairo, Egypt689 contributions
Sep 2019
The Painted Ladies are a row of Victorian houses famous for appearing in the opening credits of Full House. The houses are quite nice and well maintained compared to others in San Francisco. The view of the houses and the skyline in the background is also very nice.
Written January 15, 2020
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