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Lyon Street Steps

Lyon St. at Green St., Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
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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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Lyon St. at Green St., Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These steps are in a beautiful area of the city with lovely landscaping and amazing views. There were people using the stairs for a workout, but they were friendly and patient with the slower paced tourist climbers. This is a serious climb and not for...More

Thank AR H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why workout at the gym when you can see how the 1% does it? The views from these steps are incredible. You get amazing bay views from the top, and while you are trekking the steps, you walk right by Dianne Feinstein's house. How do...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Seemingly one of the lesser known areas in the city, it is a very pretty area. We chose to catch a bus (#3) to the top (nearest stop is about 2-3 blocks away), then head down. We particularly enjoyed the amazing homes lining the steps....More

Thank MrNjorl
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a favorite of natives and locals for the view. Many use the steps to work out plunging down in a hurry and coming up in a sweaty fury. Its impressive to see them, let alone catch the view and the great homes that...More

Thank IrishGermanSwedish
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We took an uber to the top of the steps, slowly made our way down, taking pictures and enjoying the view along the way. Saw only one other small group of tourists the whole time. Take time to check out the beautiful homes and gardens...More

Thank Emily_in_Kaimuki
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were lucky enough to stop at the top of the Lyon Street Steps as part of our Dylan's Famous Tour. It is a beautiful area with some impressive houses and the view of the Palace of Fine Arts and surrounding area is magnificent. It...More

1  Thank Allan S
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

Thank NZ17TM18
Reviewed 14 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
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.

1  Thank Leanne R
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...More

2  Thank traveler1327
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