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Painted Ladies, San Francisco

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Drove by this at night. These houses did not seem anymore interested then the rest of the houses that we had seem. Alamo Square was also closed due to refurbishment at the the time of visit. I would n...  read more »
  • Although much of the city has this type of houses, the laydes painted are the more colorful. In addition to find around a park are left to photograph from many angles. There are also great views of the city from this area.
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  • This is a great childhood memory, but unfortunately the viewing area is under construction. Hope it's nice when they're done. Unfortunately there's not much else around to see, so coming up to a const...  read more »
  • If you grew up on Full House you have to go. It's the kind of feel good dorky feeling you travel to San Francisco for. Unfortunately the park is being renovated so you're not going to have beautiful photo opportunities until 2017. Prepare for the dusty dirt lot!
  • The painted ladies is one of the sight point you do not have to miss in your trip to San Francisco. These houses still have 19th century essential and it is really great to seat in the park just in front of them and calmy watch them while taking photographs. Beautiful Ladies!!
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  • Wife drug me here. Houses are meh. I found the architecture at Haight and Ashbury to my more enjoyable.
  • Very cool architecture and upkeep on the houses, and lots of space to stand on the lawn across the street. Unfortunately, Alamo Park is currently undergoing a lot of construction, and much of the park is closed. The lawn is also not in great shape, partly due to recent drought conditions. A neat spot for pics, but if you're going to that end of the city, round out the trip by stopping in Japantown, or head east to see the War Memorial and concert hall, which are also very impressive architecturally.
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