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Lyon Street Steps

Lyon St. at Green St., Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
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Ranked #103 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Description: Give yourself a cardiovascular workout on these steps, after which you'll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay.
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English first
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9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

These steps were part of a Pacific Heights walking tour provided by our hotel - worth seeing - right adjacent to the Presidio - beautiful views - locals use this area to exercise - they all must be in perfect shape to run these steps!

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Fortaleza, CE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This place is a secret spot in San Francisco. I loved to work out there while living in SF. I love the fact is not that crowded and not very touristic, even though it has an spetacular view of the Bay. Beautiful houses with lovely gardens!

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Southern California
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40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Many people seem to run up and down these steps for exercise. I'm not that energetic. I came for the stunning view and walked down the steps. At the bottom of the flight is a heart shaped sculpture that is beautiful. A walk down the steps, along Lyon Street, around the Palace of Fine Arts, will lead you to the... More

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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is one of my favorite places to take out-of-town visitors because while standing at the top of the stairs, you have the most breathtaking view of the Palace of Fine Arts, and the San Francisco waterfront, including Alcatraz. The only caveat is you need to share the steps with multiple San Francisco residents who run up and down, repeat,... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I've lived in the Bay Area my whole life, but just visited the steps for the first time last week. This is a gorgeous spot. Put on your running shoes and join the workout. The bottom staircase is steep and challenging, then it opens up to a wider section with manicured gardens and homes as beautiful as French chateaus. From... More

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Brea, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

A friend and I stayed in the city and decided to walk from our hotel in Union Square to the Lyon Street Steps. It didn't disappoint. The views are amazing and the neighborhood is gorgeous! There are several sets of steps and we ran them 6 times. It was refreshing to be outdoors in a beautiful area and getting a... More

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