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Painted Ladies, San Francisco

Painted Ladies are Victorian and Edwardian houses that have become icons of San Francisco. These architectural styles reigned supreme here between 1849 and 1915. While some of the houses didn't survive the tides of time, many of them have been lovingly restored. They are distinctive for their bold colors and ornate, wooden detailing. Visit the neighborhoods of Haight-Ashbury and Pacific Heights to see a generous collection of the houses. Alamo Square is lined with a row, and its hilltop park offers views of many colorful facades. Work out when and for how long to visit Painted Ladies and other San Francisco attractions using our handy San Francisco tour planner.
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  • As an avid fan of early 90s tv, the ‘Full House’ Houses had to be on my list of things to see during my trip to San Francisco. My British husband didn’t quite get it but happily went along with me. Th...  more »
  • This location is easy to find. I would suggest maybe stopping here towards the before sunset portion of your day. With all the walking done in SF it was nice to have this be our final stop and just re...  more »
  • The houses are beautiful but fail to go around the neighborhood, there are many other not famous but very beautiful. The Park, which is across the street is beautiful, clean, rest awhile under the trees.
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  • The Painted Ladies have become less extravagant over the years. The houses are painted with a more neutral colour palette, as well as most of San Francisco now. Colours don't pop as well as before and the attraction has become extremely overrated. Enjoy the beautiful architecture and craftsmanship with the nice park across the road but to be honest, you can find a house like this while casually driving on the streets of San Fran. Don't waste your time going out of your way to visit the painted ladies.
  • Great park across the street at Alamo Square where many people picnic or workout. Also, super dog friendly! The Painted Ladies are iconic and best known by Full House intro video. The homes are lived in and best pics are taken from Alamo Square across the way. If you're lucky, they'll be serving coffee in a food truck!
  • Very nice to see in person. Of all the beautiful Victorian houses you'll see in this city, I imagine these ones have become iconic simply because it's a perfect representation of what to expect when you go to San Francisco - gorgeous, intricate architecture and stunning views. It all comes together here, really. I just wish Full House wasn't so ingrained into my childhood, because that stupid theme song kept popping up in my head😒
  • The Painted Ladies are painted with a more neutral color palette, as well as most of San Francisco now. Enjoy the beautiful architecture and craftsmanship with the nice park across the road but to be honest, you can find a house like this while casually driving on the streets of San Francisco. Don't waste your time going out of your way to visit the painted ladies.
  • I enjoy architecture and appreciate the time it must have taken to paint these houses - but it isn't much of an attraction. The entire city is filled with Victorian houses that have been beautifully painted so this seemed a little anti climatic. I tried talking to someone who lived in one and they seemed uninterested in the conversation. The park across the street was more enjoyable as far as "something to do"

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