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Address: Lyon St. at Green St., Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

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 view and a great work out

Tour vans bring tourists here sometimes because of the beautiful views - the water, sail boats, the islands afar, the Palace of Fine Arts, the steps, the landscaping, the heart... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tour vans bring tourists here sometimes because of the beautiful views - the water, sail boats, the islands afar, the Palace of Fine Arts, the steps, the landscaping, the heart sculptures, beautiful estates. I often stop here for the views before taking my walk on Lover's Path. Many folks come here to exercise up and down the steep steps. Trainers... More 

Thank NZ17TM18
Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The steps themselves are not the focal point. But - Wow! - everything around them certainly is! If you like large, expensive homes, beautiful gardens, and amazing views of the bay, these are the steps for you!

Thank SuperTed19
Hednesford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We went here as we were looking for a house in the Pacific heights area. Glad we came across here as the views were stunning. Although the steps are hard work it's worth it when you get to the top.

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

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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Reviewed 26 July 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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Reviewed 23 July 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.

Thank SteveandSonya
Saint Louis, Mo
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Reviewed 16 April 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.

Thank Christy A
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 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.

Thank 484Michelle
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Reviewed 6 March 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 

Thank MLTtraveler
Rio Linda, California
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Reviewed 20 December 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.

Thank Lukimber

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