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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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Who wouldn't want to stand in the spot of the opening of Full House and admire the beautiful Painted Ladies. Park is currently under constructions so it's a mound of dirt. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Who wouldn't want to stand in the spot of the opening of Full House and admire the beautiful Painted Ladies. Park is currently under constructions so it's a mound of dirt. They do have a small area in the park across the painted ladies for picture, but you can get up high enough to get the view of the city.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, Alamo Square is under renovation, it is no longer a good place to view the skyline of San Francisco. Secondly, with so many tourists daily to "view" the Painted Ladies, I pity the residents of the 6 households. I witnessed how 3 Asian ladies taking turns to pose and take their individual and group portrait in front... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is currently closed for renovation. There is a huge fence around the park, and all of the grass is gone. The dirt from the park is tossed around (at least wear sunglasses to keep it from flying into your eyes), however they have left a section open to view the Painted Ladies. It is a nice view from... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, this is the iconic view of the Painted Ladies. And, for a bonus, if you arrive when there is at least some sun, the sunset from the park is grand.

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Santa Clarita, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The painted ladies of Alamo Square looked quite different than they were the first time I viewed them back in 1969. The bright vibrant pastel colors have been updated to more subdue colors but the Victorian residential architecture stills has its beautiful details everyone has grown to love over the years. The Alamo Square Park was closed and fenced off,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were disappointed that the park was closed for renovation. However the whole area was interesting and the houses were lovely. The painted ladies are worth a photo stop but we were stunned at the number of people posing on the steps, by the front doors, and even peering through the windows! No wonder the residents have net curtains!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for an hour. The views from San Francisco are amazing BUT ... Be aware that the park is going under renovation and is closed . I still recommend a visit and walk around, but you don't need more than an hour. Have fun and enjoy San Francisco!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the moment the city is revovating the park opposite the square so there is only one pathway to lookout from and get pictures This means the area can get a little crowded at times The square is easily accessible by public transport It is a nice photo stop/opportunity during your San Fran adventure We stopped off on our way... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

The best part of this park is checking out the view of all of SF... best to come during the sunny part of the day - it usually becomes chilly and windy in the evening.

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

These homes are so intricate and well maintained. Hard to believe there are people who actually live there. The park across the street is closed. That is normally so peaceful to lay in the grass and relax for awhile.

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