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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The homes were not as bright as i thought they would be and the park was closed and being renovated. Not worth a trip there we passed as we had a car to do so otherwise we wouldnt have bothered

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Conroe, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly, the park is closed, but you can still enjoy seeing the painted ladies. My husband pulled up the Full House theme when we got there and everyone around us sang along!

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Rockville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your time is limited, visiting the Painted Ladies is something that you could skip. The houses are pretty, but the city is full of beautiful houses.

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can drive around and still get a great photo of the painted ladies but actual park is under construction with fence around it.

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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only bad luck of this place is that the owners of 7 houses, everyday, give to petulant travelers their privacy. Anyway if you are in the beautiful SFO, you have to dedicate a walk to the ladies. Pretty point of view; must see at sunset...

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Breda, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok the houses - The painted ladies - are nice but we have seen more and even more beautiful houses in San Francisco if you just walk the streets in this same neighborhood. Of course they are worth a photo omens

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Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was construction going on in the park so there was a lot of ugly fences up but managed to get a few great pictures! So fun to see these houses in person! It was busy with people picnicking and playing with their dogs! It was a great stop for stretching our legs!

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