Fodor's Expert Review Alamo Square Park

Western Addition Park/Playground
Free Fodor's Choice
Whether you've seen them on postcards or on the old TV show "Full House," the colorful "Painted Ladies" Victorians are some of San Francisco's world-renowned icons. The signature view of them with the downtown skyline in the background is from the east side of this hilly park that reopened in 2017 after an extensive renovation. Tourists love the photo opportunities, but locals also adore the park's tennis courts, dog-playing area, and ample picnic area—with great views, of course. After taking plenty of photos, swing by the park's northwest corner and admire the William Westerfeld House (1198 Fulton St.), a splendid five-story late-19th-century Victorian mansion.
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San Francisco, California  94117, USA

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