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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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  • On our recent tour of America from the UK, San Francisco was at the end of that East to West Coast trip Our hotel hired us a car with driver who took us on a wonderful city tour including seeing these...  more »
  • San Francisco is a beautiful city, but the painted ladies have a special charm. Victorian type, located on line, they survived the earthquake and are a symbol
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  • I grew up watching Full House so I had to come here. I went in the late afternoon and there's a park right across the street where you can take pictures. The park wasn't very crowded when I was there ...  more »
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  • It's a quick and great stop to check out the Victorian and Edwardian houses in American architecture. This spot was a relaxing break for us during our day tour where we just stayed for a while in the Alamo park right across the street. There were few groups having a picnic there. We took an Uber from Bakers beach to this spot and walked towards city hall from here so was pretty convenient. For people planning to visit via car you may have some hard luck finding a parking spot!
  • It’s a fun little stop. Good place to have a picnic lunch. There is a playground, so if you’re looking for a place for the kids to play while you enjoy a great view, this is a fantastic choice. Other than that, it would be a quick stop ... but still worth it.
  • Even on a rainy day these ladies stand steadfast in their glorious beauty. Victorian era homes with ornate details in splendid color. On a sunny day you can sit on the grassy hill across the street in Alamo park and admire their grandeur!
  • The homes around Alamo Park are very nice to see but there are a lot of lovely homes and Victorians in San Francisco. We walked there from the Wharf. A challenging distance but do-able if you like to walk. If you are pressed for time, see them on the hop-on-hop-off bus. The park is small but a nice place to enjoy the scenery. Only need about a half hour there.
  • A San Franciscan classic and tourist staple. The much celebrated block has 6 houses but the entire neighborhood and some of nearby ones have many such houses. The best part of visiting Painted Ladies is the chance to spend some time at Alamo Park and enjoy the views all around.
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