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Address: Lyon St. at Green St., Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
Description: Give yourself a cardiovascular workout on these steps, after which you'll...
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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Lovely spot that must be seen whether or not you want to exercise

Pacific Heights is just a stunning part of San Francisco and this is an absolutely must see spot. Since there are only 12 TA reviews, I guess it hasn't made it to that many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Pacific Heights is just a stunning part of San Francisco and this is an absolutely must see spot. Since there are only 12 TA reviews, I guess it hasn't made it to that many people's radar screens. Trust me....it is one of the most fabulous places to view this lovely city. It is located just on the edge of the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of locals were out and about jogging up and down these steps. My brother and I took the bus to the top and walked down on our way to the Palace. Glad we came down instead of up! Gorgeous views, and beautiful elaborate homes on both sides. Cool spot on the city to work out if you were trying... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Maybe it was the time of day I was here, but unlike Fillmore or 16th Avenue, there were quite a few people running these stairs with reps, and timing themselves. I found the lower stairs a bit too steep for my comfort of running, so had to pull over halfway up this portion to let a runner by. The upper... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We walked down Lyon Street from our hotel on California Street. We walked to the to the Palace of Fine Arts and then back up. There are stopping points along the way to catch your breath. Young people are running them but it was not too congested. Loved seeing Dianne Feinstein's house, the Immigrant Heart, and views of Alcatraz as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our daughter who lives in lower Pac Heights said this was a popular walk for locals. What she failed to mention was how steep the steps were and why they were so popular. Well, we survived and took our time enjoying the view and taking several pics along the way. The view was worth the effort and we paced ourselves... More 

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Malibu, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Returned to San Francisco and delighted to find the Lyon Street Steps available for trekking up and down. This is OFF the beaten path and known to locals. Arrived as the fog still hide the Golden Gate bridge from view. Up and down several times. Quite a workout. Enjoy!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Between Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow, just on the edge of Presidio and not far from the Palace of Fine Arts (with its stunning dome) are the Lyon Street steps.The views from the top are spectacular! You've got the bay at the end, the lovely mansions with the beautiful hedges and flowers on one side and the trees from the... More 

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Philadelphia
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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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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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Address: Lyon St. at Green St., Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco

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