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Filbert Steps, San Francisco

Descending the slope of one of San Francisco's seven hills, Filbert Steps remains one of the most famous stairways in the city, known for its length and scenic vistas. The stairway features 284 wooden steps running down three blocks and through public gardens and past Art Deco buildings. The gardens, home to some noisy parrots, are tended by the residents of the street and feature interesting sculptures. Look for the building with a facade that features a three-story-high relief of the city. To visit Filbert Steps and get the most from your holiday in San Francisco, create itinerary details personal to you using our San Francisco day trip planner.
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  • October 3, 2017
    If you state at the top of Cointtoren you can take a walk and come back down through these steps. the steps are between the courtyards of houses that are built on the Hill. Very good alternative to not to have to return along the street
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  • October 2, 2017
    The are almost 400 steps to the top but they suffering/lead you through a particular piece in the center of SF. You can imagine yourself suddenly somewhere completely different between the flowers and the cottages. Once at the top, you can climb the Coit Tower from where you have a beautiful view over SF and the Bay Area
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  • October 2, 2017
    I've done it both ways. The Filbert steps seem safer on the way down. Less steep. The Greenwich steps are more scenic. Be sure to take the little side detours to lovely gardens. And watch for the parr...  more »

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