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Filbert Street Stairs, San Francisco

#8 of 49 in Historic Sites in San Francisco
Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
Descending the slope of one of San Francisco's seven hills, Filbert Street Stairs remains one of the most famous stairways in the city, known for its length and scenic vistas. The stairway features 284 wooden steps running down three blocks and through public gardens and past Art Deco buildings. The gardens, home to some noisy parrots, are tended by the residents of the street and feature interesting sculptures. Look for the building with a facade that features a three-story-high relief of the city. To visit Filbert Street Stairs and get the most from your holiday in San Francisco, create itinerary details personal to you using our San Francisco day trip planner.
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  • This is definitely a uniquely SF experience. I climbed the stairs with my wife - even took up some grocery bags for a local resident. When I made it to the top, I was pretty sure my lungs were in...  more »
  • One of our favorite walks goes through Chinatown and North Beach, up to Coit Tower and down the Filbert Steps to Levi Plaza. There used to be lots of colorful parrots up there, but we haven't seen...  more »
  • I counted 483 steps up the the entrance of the tower. I could be off, but I'm definitely within five! Very pretty views and neat houses along the climb.
  • It's calm and colorful. The flowers, many green plants, parrots and nice views at the bay in the middle of the city. I love that place!

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