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Greenwich Steps

Telegraph Hill, Greenwich & Sansome, San Francisco, CA
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Brick stairway leading up Telegraph Hill.
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“coit tower” (27 reviews)
Telegraph Hill, Greenwich & Sansome, San Francisco, CA
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were visiting the Coit tower and if you go over to the side that faces the piers you can find some stairs that will lead you to the Greenwich steps. It was a super cool walk! Like walking through a very good smelling tropical...More

Thank 9918ilml
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Had to see which one I liked better, so I went down the Greenwich Steps after going up the Filbert Steps. There's a neat sculpture of Columbus at the top, then lots of vegetation, landscaping, and, of course, a boatload of steps. I think this...More

Thank zzzzdoc1
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Had a great time exploring a side of San Fran I didn't think I'd get to see. Very well maintained. Must go.

Thank David R
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We actually went up Filbert Steps and down Greenwich Steps. Great excercise to get to Coit Tower. Beautiful gardens and cn get great photos of the bay, Treasure Island and Bay Bridge. Be prepared for expensive meter parking $3.00 an hour, meters do take cards

Thank Raenette G
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

These are not the same. Check the angle of the sun and effectiveness of your camera to choose the best climb. Your success at capturing the scenery will depend on which steps you choose.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The hills are so steep around San Francisco, I was delighted to see steps up the hill instead of an incline! These are a little bit hidden, but worth looking for them.

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Initially we were looking for the Filbert St. steps but got a little lost. We were walking along the Embarcadero following Google maps but the map didn't look right to me based on my research. It looked like we were going way out of the...More

Thank lkloc
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We found these steps accidentally while walking to the hotel. We climbed up to reach coit tower. Peaceful area and good for some hikers for a good workout

Thank shankaleesh
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This was such a beautiful walk up telegraph hill. It was so lush and the wild parrots were overhead in the trees. It was very strenuous but well worth it. Take your time and enjoy the serenity in the midst of the big city.

Thank Aimee R
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Definitely recommend going up one and down the other (Filbert Stairs) to Telegraph Hill; I would say up Greenwich and down Filbert personally;) Start off at Sansome St and start heading up; there are numerous wonderful views of both the city and surrounding bay, along...More

1  Thank Ben F
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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