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Greenwich Steps, San Francisco

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  • Had to see which one I liked better, so I went down the Greenwich Steps after going up the Filbert Steps. There's a neat sculpture of Columbus at the top, then lots of vegetation, landscaping, and, of...  more »
  • Had a great time exploring a side of San Fran I didn't think I'd get to see. Very well maintained. Must go.  more »
  • We actually went up Filbert Steps and down Greenwich Steps. Great excercise to get to Coit Tower. Beautiful gardens and cn get great photos of the bay, Treasure Island and Bay Bridge. Be prepared for ...  more »
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  • Beautiful, shaded and lush steps with amazing views and crisp air. Definitely a great exercise, so bring water and dress comfortably. Highly recommended.
  • This is a gorgeous path for an urban hike up to Coit Tower. The stairs take you up through the beautiful gardens of the hillside homes around the Tower, but it's not overly strenuous and there are lots of places to stop and take in the stunning views of the Bay and Bridges on a clear day. A great way to explore the city with out-of-town guests without having to slog through the usual tourist traps like Chinatown or Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Awesome! Plenty of flowers lead you to a breathtaking view over the city and the ocean! This is how we start our bike-hike short trip.
  • Best views in the city. Lines move pretty quickly. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable!
  • Filbert Steps and Greenwich Steps are both great ways to get up to and down from Coit Tower. Some of the steps are very steep, especially the ones at the bottom, so it is not for the faint of heart. What I enjoy about the steps is that because it goes right through private residences, you will run into the people who live there walking their dogs and they are happy to tell you about the history of the neighborhood. They are generally very friendly and not annoyed by tourism, or in my case...localism? My favorite Saturday routine is to go up one of these steps, enjoy the view at the top, come down the other steps, and then walk to the Ferry Building to shop at the farmers' market. This loop makes me love San Francisco. Oh I heard there are also parrots on these steps. I have never seen or heard any, but apparently that is a thing. I hope I am wrong, because I don't want some high-pitched creature yelling at me. I get enough of that from my family. Sorry, it is Thanksgiving time and I am anticipating a lot of high-pitched creatures this week.