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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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  • Whenever we have visitors from out-of-town, we take them here on our city tour, including Chinatown and Coit Tower. The slow walk down the steps is a revelation of the cute houses plus the great...  more »
  • I could definitely see where the greenery and full bloom would make this long staircase almost heavenly, but that was sadly not the case when we went. The gardens definitely needed some tender love...  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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