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Reviewed 3 days ago

This would be a good drive by attraction but our guide used about 30 minutes of our 3 hour tour at this stop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank celfert
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historical place, because of the many movies where these houses appear. The park in front of them is always full with people, but at least you can go there and take pictures. There are parking spaces near the area with 2 hrs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hilaryalfaro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have time while in San Francisco, then you should go check Alamo Square, has a nice park and beautiful victorian houses.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 438adelinab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A hike to walk there and a bit dissapointed with the houses. Was expecting them to be more vibrany much nicer houses in the surrounding area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gillian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped of on our hop on hop off bus tour to go to Alamo Square. It's about five minutes walk uphill from where the bus drops you off. Well worth going to see the beautiful homes and the views across San Franciso from the park....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dolina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK experience if you have a "connection" to the Full House series, but you do not need to spend much time here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MisterTNorway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located across from Alamo Square, it was nice to sit outside in the park and look at these iconic homes. The park had limited free parking (we found parking along the street) and has a public bathroom.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Karin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are family of Full House fans so this was a must do. I'm glad we went but would not have to return. Really isn't much to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katyjeka5460
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Painted Ladies themselves just look like all the other houses in the area, but the views of San Francisco from the park are good. You can see the financial district and the other houses. Come here if you would like to see some nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

MAJOR TIP: go in late afternoon so the sun is hitting the house fronts and aren't shadowed. If you can't find a parking spot just keep driving for a bit. We went twice (morning pics didn't work...) and didn't have any issues. Most people stay...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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It is open now. Reopened a couple months ago (summer 2017).
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Melbourne, Australia
August itinerary (5 Replies)
Hi! We will be in San Francisco in late August for four days. We will be staying in the Castro district. Does our itinerary sound feasible? Mon: Land at SFO at 10.50pm from SLC. Catch Uber/Lyft to Castro. Tues: Alamo Square to see the Painted Ladies Explore Golden Gate Park Catch Uber/Lyft to Vista Point and walk back over the Golden Gate bridge to Fort Point and Crissy Field. Watch the sunset. Wed: Pick up hire car and drive to Big Basin for the day. Night: Castro...More
April 12, 2017|
Response fromsimba_8|
Itinerary looks good. 1. Doesn't really matter. 2. The advice is always to dress in layers. The Mission District in the middle of the day can be pretty hot, while being along the water at night can be very cold and windy. 3. Twin Peaks has the best views, and I'd choose that over Corona Heights. I wouldn't travel to Bernal Heights just for the view. 4. You should go from Fort Point to halfway out onto the bridge. There is no Fort Point to Crissy Field portion.
Istanbul, Turkey
Best Travel Route in SF (2 Replies)
We will be in SF between 02-06 Nov. We will stay at Fisherman's Wharf. We have no car, please advice with public trans. Maybe one day we can rent a car for crossing the brige? (is it neccessary?) We want to see: Fishermans, Golden Gate Bridge and park, Union Square, Lombart Street, China Town, Painted Ladies, Sausalito, etc where you advice. Advice the best travel route! Inform about the must eat things!
October 13, 2011|
Response fromTumbleweedandCactus|
Transportation is quite easy with a mix of street cars, buses and the proverbial cable cars. You can also walk around the city, albeit up and down some steep hills. But it's quite easy to get around. Sausalito is easily reached by ferry boat. It is a great experience to cross the bridge. We usually do it by renting bikes in Fisherman's Wharf (Bay City Bikes) and riding across. It's a great way to spend a day, riding out to Sausaiito. You can either ride back or take the ferry. Have fun.
Dieter H
Waregem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
one day and evening: plan (2 Replies)
I'll land at 5PM. I stay near Union Square. This is my plan so far: Day 1 (evening): after checking in and maybe eat something: - cable car Mason-Hyde - getting off at Lombard Street - walking to the end of Hyde Street - if time: checking out Fisherman's Wharf - cable car back to Union Square Day 2: - renting bike - Ferry Building - Telegraph Hill - Exploratorium (just sightseeing) - Baker Beach - biking GGB - Conzelman Road - Biking back or ferry back from Sausolito...More
June 22, 2012|
Response fromMadeleine M|
Making a detour to Baker Beach is an extra 4 miles or so (roundtrip). However, it is a pretty steep hill down to Baker Beach from the Golden Gate Bridge ... which means a steep ride back up. Just be aware it will be more effort than it looks on the map. As far as whether to bike back or ferry, it's something you can decide when you get to Sausalito. Some bike rental places sell ferry tickets as a convenience. Just don't buy one if you're not sure. You can buy a ticket on the ferry...More