‘Painted Ladies’ is the term used to refer to the typical Victorian Houses. The most famous ones are in San Francisco, specifically in the residential neighborhood Alamo Square. You will be able to reach this district with San Francisco City Tour hop-on hop-off service.
The Painted Ladies are known as Postcard Row, as the beauty of their colors stars in a lot of postcards of San Francisco. But their appearance was very different some time ago, as during the World War I and the World War II these houses were painted in grey. In the 70’s a group of artists painted them in pastel colors, surely ignoring that they would become a tourist attraction and, for many people, a home decor inspiration.
Besides this, the Painted Ladies are known because they turned up in the 80’s on television in the legendary sitcom Full House, which narrates the adventures of Danny, a widower who takes care of her daughters with the help of his brother and his brother-in-law. For sure, while you visit this neighborhood, and specially the surrounding area of the Painted Ladies, you will feel like a character of this TV series.
If you want to see the Painted Ladies closely, do it with the official panoramic bus of San Francisco. Get off at the stop 15 of the route San Francisco City Loop -Alamo Square- and create your own postcard aboard the San Francisco City Tour, the most comfortable way to get around in this Californian city.