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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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The houses are just amazing!

We remembered this from Full House and the initial impression was a little disappointing as they were re seeding the grassed area across the road. But the houses are amazing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We remembered this from Full House and the initial impression was a little disappointing as they were re seeding the grassed area across the road. But the houses are amazing. the painted ladies are just a small example of just fabulous architecture of the time. Great to walk around and look.

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alamo Square Park is currently being remodeled/relandscaped/whatever. The whole area is dirt and is fenced off. The bottom line is that you're not allowed even half way up the hill, which means that you're not going to get good pictures of the Painted Ladies with downtown in the background. It doesn't stop people from coming though. If you can manage... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This landmark neighborhood and square is known for its beautiful Victorian architecture but it's important to know that there are many other neighborhoods in the city that have just as nice Victorian houses with amazing gingerbread and character. This is also the place where a scene from the first part of Tales of the City was filmed.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to take pictures of the house from the TV show Full house. Even if you haven't seen it the houses are pretty

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see for tourists in the city! It is a great photo op and just cool to say you have been to the "full house"

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

The Painted Ladies are so beautiful! Very San Fran! Cool to see especially if you are a fan of Full House!

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Ware, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

They've been in so many movie back drops you have to go for a selfie or just go look. The were renovating the park when we went but still well worth a ride on the bus and walk up on he hill

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

If you watched the show "The Full House" its a must to visit. Even though the park and one of the houses were under construction, it was nice to to be there, it brought me back good memories of the show. Located on the hearth of San Francisco downtown.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited to see the splendour of the painted ladies having never seen Full House. It would be interesting whether this is a popular place because of the TV show or for the painted ladies themselves. As with all recent TA reviews, we did not get to see the splendour of the Alamo park as it was having a major... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

When we went there, the Park was sadly damaged and they were refurbishing it to make as good as new. the bright side is that the Seven Sisters are still there, standing, damn Beautiful. So don't hesitate and enjoy your time in the square but mostly in San Francisco !!!

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