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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%History Buffs
- 74%Local Culture
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (8)
- Filbert StepsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Dec 27, 2013
Urban garden that one has to work to enjoy. These steps start on Sansome at Filbert (near the Embarcadero, where free parking is easy) and end at Coit Tower. Different people will approach these steps differently, some stop to smell and appreciate the gardens along the way, some might treat this as the ultimate training ground by running up the stairs. Those who reach the top of the hill (either by strolling, hiking, running) will be rewarded by spectacular 270 views of the bay and its beautiful surrounds.
- Filbert StepsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Apr 24, 2013
The Filbert Street Steps run along a short section of Filbert Street, along which is a garden tended to and paid for by the residents of the street. The steps lead from Telegraph Hill down to The Embarcadero. Many houses in this residential neighborhood are accessible only from the steps. Similar to paved streets, several fire hydrants and a solitary parking meter are located along the steps.
For me climbing up and down these steps has been an optimum form of Therapy. When life has thrown me a knuckleball, I'd rather be concentrating on my breath while exercising than wasting money on a psychologist who want to know more about my Mother. It's also cheaper than Bikram Yoga, and all I have to do is remember to put one foot in front of the other on each of those 482 steps. It's a great workout and there's always something insightful that I've thought about along the way. It's not quite the Camino de Santiago, but it's close enough.
The gorgeous payoff going up is Coit Tower, the view from the top of the Telegraph Hill world, and maybe the Parrots.. Then it's downward to North Beach for Italian pastries, refreshments at Cafe Trieste or a wide variety of dinner choices with friends.
- Filbert StepsFeb 17, 2013
I am so glad we decided to take these steps the day we spent walking around San Fran! We went to Coit Tower and then wandered around until we hit the end of Filbert Street (also known as the top of Telegraph Hill, as far as the street can go). Even going down them is a challenge, but definitely worth it, and a really neat and different way to get to the Embarcadero. It's a beautiful change of scenery, and if you start at the top and go down, looking up to see how far you've come is totally amazing.
- Filbert StepsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Sep 14, 2012
If you are the walking sort, you'll probably like taking the Filbert Steps up Telegraph Hill to get to Coit Tower. As with walking in many places in San Francisco, it's a workout.
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