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Lyon Street Steps

Lyon St. at Green St., Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
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Ranked #110 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
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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Fortaleza, CE
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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