Historic Walking Areas in San Francisco

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Historic Walking Areas in San Francisco

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  • SeeTheW0rld62
    Sunnyvale, CA1,499 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This area is also known as "East Beach" by locals. It was an excellent place to watch the air show, including the Blue Angels during Fleet Week. I looked into buying tickets for the air show in the viewing area at Marina Green. But they were $125 each! That's crazy. The east side of the beach, between the yacht club and GG Bridge was perfect and free! We had a great view of the show and there was plenty of space for everyone. There were lots of people but plenty of room to spread out.
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • nzwestie
    Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand457 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved these steps, enjoyed the little bit of exercise. Looking at all the gardens and places on the way up. Going down you get to see a different view. Def recommend this one
    Written 2 July 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,762 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk up to the top and visit Coit Tower, especially the great mural inside. The views from the top of the hill of the Bay and downtown are superb. The neighborhood around is special and real.
    Written 1 July 2023
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  • guennie3
    Cambridge, UK250 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden gem in San Francisco. Did this as part of a day walking round SF. It is a place the locals go to work out. Steep steps but what a view and surrounded by beautiful houses and gardens. Worth doing but you need to be fit.
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • Sean S
    Vancouver, Canada18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool neighborhood to shop hip stores and have lunch at one of the trendy restaurants. It is only a few blocks long but definitely worth going.
    Written 3 July 2023
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the gorgeous walk through Greenwich Steps going downhill from Coit Tower, and we were glad we did, as the way itself is simply wonderful.
    Make sure, though, to walk DOWN the steps, as the way up is VERY difficult, even for fit travellers.
    Written 15 May 2023
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  • Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
    Los Angeles, CA8,310 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was up on Russian Hill on a recent visit, so made my way to this little lane. It's a series that f gardens set right into the hewn rock of the hill. Green, peaceful, interesting. The views are amazing, too. I also saw what looked like early snowdrops.

    I'm a fan of Maupin's work, so the trip was doubly fun. It is quite a hike, both down the hill to get there, and then down the back stairs, but if you're up for it, enjoy the excursion.
    Written 17 March 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,762 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very long street that crosses many neighborhoods. We were on it today downtown in the Financial District where you will find lots of modern skyscrapers. But you can ride the Cable Car up Nob Hill and beyond. Way out west you will find the Richmond District, residential and shopping.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • misopiso88
    Seattle, WA27,582 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were walking around the neighborhood and stopped in our tracks to see the unprecedented views. Worth the detour!
    Written 31 March 2019
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  • Houston N
    Franklin, TN1,874 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoy the beautiful views from the Promenade as you walk away from the hustle and bustle of the City. Not as crowded as the streets and sidewalks.
    Written 3 September 2015
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  • NorthEastMe999
    North East England, UK710 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The quickest route from Coit Tower down to the Embarcadero. It winds through gardens, past homes perched on terraces on the side of Telegraph Hill. So peaceful and calm, tranquil really.
    Written 12 April 2019
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  • Rschagrin
    Delray Beach, FL17,117 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A small street off Union Square with more high retail stores. It i a walking street without any vehicles.
    Written 3 September 2019
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  • 484Michelle
    Sydney, Australia208 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice stairway. The steps themselves aren't fancy but the surrounding gardens and views are nice. It's a short walk down the the Castro.
    Written 13 March 2016
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,762 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This long street runs from the Castro Street neighborhood into the Mission and over to Noe Valley. Along the way are some wonderful Victorian houses and a big hill.
    Written 30 October 2020
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  • Michael K
    995 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the north-south corridor after you get off the freeway that takes you all the way to the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park by the waterfront. Along the way one can see the San Francisco City Hall, the Opera House and the Davis Symphony Hall but most of the time you will be looking at the bumper of the car in front of you.
    Written 27 November 2023
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