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Painted Ladies, San Francisco

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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. Plan your Painted Ladies visit and explore what else you can see and do in San Francisco using our San Francisco family vacation planner.
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  • Typical San Francisco houses in different colours, climbing the street. Worth seeing, nice overview of San Francisco to.  more »
  • If you're in the area, drive by. Not somewhere you need to plan into your vacation. Nothing to do here. Only cool for a couple of pictures and that's it. If you're passing by, stop and take some pictu...  more »
  • Loved!! I grew up watching Full House, so seeing the ladies was a must! A quick 2 mile walk from the Omni Hotel, where we stayed!  more »
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  • After visiting almost every place in SF, we decided to take a look at painted ladies. We chose a pleasant February day to visit this place and few others in the neighborhood. We decided to take Bart from Millbrae till the SF city and we walked till Painted ladies. The walk was approximately 3.5 miles and we had to cross some shady areas to reach there. Once we reached there we could spot more tourists and locals taking photos and enjoying some quiet time in the garden near this place. As of Feb, 2017 some construction work is going on in the garden. But you can sit and enjoy the beauty. The neighborhood is filled with people and you can get buses to go different places. There are 5-6 homes that are a part of painted ladies and all in together look beautiful. If I have out of state tourists then will surely take them here. A fun quiet spot to visit on a pleasant day.
  • It's a really nice and iconic place. If you are looking for a place where you can appreciate the view of part of the city this is it. Or you can just stop by and take a couple of pictures of this beautiful houses and add them to your gallery from San Francisco.
  • Nice homes and very picturesque. However, when we were there the Almo park was closed. As in, completely fenced off. They left a small part open for viewing, but that just compacted and centralized all of the tourists and dog poop. Seriously, it just smelled like poop.
  • Does not really live up to the hype. But a nice place nevertheless, and a good view of the city too. Worth visiting to strike off an item on SF bucket list.
  • I dare you to look at these historical houses and not sing the Full House theme song. (These are the houses in the opening credits when the family is in the park.) It's a really nice dog-friendly park in very fun part of the city. You'll want to take a cab to get here, the hills to the east are a chore to walk up.