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“Lots of steps -- scenic!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Filbert Steps

Filbert Steps
Sansome St. & Filbert St., San Francisco, CA (North Beach / Telegraph Hill)
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Ranked #63 of 719 things to do in San Francisco
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: A 284 foot wooden-step walkway leading up to the top of Telegraph Hill.
Omaha, Nebraska
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“Lots of steps -- scenic!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

To some, this might be just a bunch of steps. But take it in, and you'll notice increasingly dramatic views of the bay area, as well as nice little houses on either side of the steps. It's springtime, so the flowers and plants smell incredible!!! If you're going up to visit Coit Tower, you need to take the steps!

Visited April 2013
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Santa Cruz, California
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“bits of shadow, sun and birds a'bustlin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We have been walking the Filbert stairs for years. On a warm day the fragrant roses and gardens, cool shade and bright greens and yellows fool your mind into letting you think you are in a fairy tale rather than above the Embarcadero! It's a pretty easy stroll of stairs as stairs go. We don't see the parrots as often as we used to. We like to bounce out below and see the Art Deco buildings and take a little different path now and then. It's always nice to greet and meet on the Filbert stairs too. It is a friendly area.

Visited April 2013
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San Francisco
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“GREAT VIEW & GREAT WORK OUT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The views have to be seen!!! The work out your legs will get from
all the steps will help work out the meal you just had in North Beach, China town or Fisherman wharf. Its like steps to heave;
the views are so pristine.

Visited March 2013
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Dublin, Ohio
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“Walk down!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We walked DOWN the Filbert Steps after visiting Coit Tower. It was so fun to see the gardens and houses along this steep residential area. It was really fun and the huge white calla lilies growing freely in little gardens were so pretty! I had hoped to see the parrots people speak of that perch in the trees along the steps, but I did not spot any.

Visited March 2013
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Tempe, Arizona
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“disappointed!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

So we made this exhausting jaunt up these stairs, after climbing the huge hill to get to the stairs mind you, JUST in search of the 'parrots'.....never saw or heard a one. Now at least at the top, we did enjoy the Coit tower with its INCREDIABLE views of EVERYTHING. But next time, we will just take the bus that goes directly to the tower. Where were the birds that i've heard about for so many years??????

Visited March 2013
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