The owners give a tour of their victorian home which is one of the famous “Painted Ladies” of Full House television show and San Francisco postcard fame, with focus on the architectural elements of the house.
Alamo square is a four-block-sized park situated between Fulton and Hayes streets, in a residential neighborhood about halfway between Civic Center and Golden Gate Park. This is where we come to see the famous row of victorian homes known as “The Painted Ladies” of classic San Francisco postcard and Full-House-TV-show-opening-credits fame.
Other than checking off the Painted Ladies from your list of things to see in San Francisco, there is not much of anything else to do here. But if you are trotting around town with small children in tow, this is a good spot to plan a sitdown break for an hour or so. There is a nice enclosed kiddie playground with a latching gate where you will be able to let the little ones run and play without risk of their running off and getting lost while you sit and relax for a while. There are public restroom facilities here. If you plan on making your stop here a lunch break, be aware that there are no food vendors or stores anywhere nearby, so pack a lunch or snacks to bring with you. Also be sure to pack a light jacket or hoodie, because this is high ground and it is fairly windy and cool.
Also be aware that the hilltop in the middle of this park serves as an open-air dog park (not fenced in), with the unleashed doggie derby in progress all through the day. So if you’re scared of dogs, don’t go up the hill. Sorry!