How to Be a Full House Super Fan in San Francisco

When visiting San Francisco for the first time there are three places which should be of highest priority.

  1. Lands End: For the most spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay.
  2. Alcatraz: Because there is not another place I’ve ever been that is so interestingly spooky. And, did you know about the indian takeover?
  3. Full House House: Because Danny Tanner, Jesse Katsopolis and Joey Gladstone raised an entire generation (and more) in that house, including me. And sometimes there’s no place like home.

Full disclosure: I’m mildly obsessed with Full House. Correction: I’m absurdly obsessed with Full House. 

Exhibit A:


Exhibit B:


Exhibit C:

<Insert pic w/ John Stamos here!> If anyone knows Uncle Jesse and can help me achieve a Full House men trifecta – I’ll give you a big, wet kiss on the lips.

So anyway, if you’re a Full House junkie like me, then everywhere you look in San Fran will trigger your memories of fun with the Tanner family:

Here’s what to do:

Visit the Painted Ladies that the Tanner’s picnic in during the opening. Many (me included) believed the Tanner House was one of these, but their house is actually about a mile away. These houses are quite impressive and the skyline view makes it worth the trip.


Picnic in Alamo Square in front of the Painted Ladies

2. Visit the Full House House. So, if you’re in Alamo Square it’s just about a mile to the actual house. The new owners have painted it, so it doesn’t bare much resemblance to that shown on episodes of the show. Most impressive is how much square footage fits within the tiny frame of that house. 😉


3. And you can recreate the intro clip if you: Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge in a convertible with your frizzed out 90s hair blowing in the wind, hang off the side of a moving trolley car, and spend a little bit of time with the stinky sea lions at fisherman’s wharf.

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So you might be thinking, will she watch Fuller House? You got it, dude.

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