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Address: Lyon St. at Green St., Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
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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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Beautiful views - manicured gardens

We really enjoyed this spot in Pacific Heights on the corner of Broadway and Lyon St. It is so pretty surrounded by beautiful gardens and gorgeous mansions. The views are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2016
SteveandSonya
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Adelaide, Australia
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Raleigh-Durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun set of stairs to climb. You will get views of the bay, see an SF heart, and at the top is billionaire's row. Depending on when you go you will see exercise classes going on or just folks taking pictures because the views are awesome. Right near the Presidio and near the Palace of Fine Arts.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Amazing view from the top of the steps - great start to a walk down to the Marina. Great place for exercise as well!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We really enjoyed this spot in Pacific Heights on the corner of Broadway and Lyon St. It is so pretty surrounded by beautiful gardens and gorgeous mansions. The views are incredible. Good photo opportunities. Would recommend if you're in the area.

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Saint Louis, Mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Wanna workout? Wanna spot one of those amazing San Fran Heart sculptures? Wanna beautiful panoramic view of the Bay? Wanna capture some of San Fran's most beautiful homes? Go to the Lyon Street Steps and get it all.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We walked all the way down these steps on a rainy day. There are great views which were limited because of the rain but still worth doing. There are amazing houses and gardens to see as well. There was a fitness group running up and down (power to them!) but they were polite and waited for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

A friend recommended that I walk up to the Lyon Street Steps and enjoy the view. I am not used to walking hills and Lyon Street becomes very steep once you get past the Presidio. The steps are also not for people who are out of shape like me. The locals use them as an exercise track, running up and... More 

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Rio Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

A must experience for those visiting the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco. There is a beautiful garden halfway down the steps. The views of Alcatraz, Palace of Fine Arts and Angel Island are wonderful.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

These steps should not be missed!! The bottom of these steps are at Lyon &Green in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco. We were entertained by the locals "running" the steps and enjoyed the sights and views on the way up and at the top. This is an area where you can view some of the finest mansions of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A nice area with an AWESOME view to the Bay, easy parking. My boyfriend and I parked the car on Broadway and Lyon Streets at the top of the steps. Walked down to Lombard Street for breakfast at IHOPs then walked to and around the Palace of Fine Arts and took many pictures, we enjoyed watching the many creatures on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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