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“Spectacular!...plus a great workout!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lyon Street Steps

Lyon Street Steps
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US$49.00*
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San Francisco Private Urban Hike: The Presidio
Ranked #161 of 528 things to do in San Francisco
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Owner description: Give yourself a cardiovascular workout on these steps, after which you'll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Spectacular!...plus a great workout!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Between Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow, just on the edge of Presidio and not far from the Palace of Fine Arts (with its stunning dome) are the Lyon Street steps.The views from the top are spectacular! You've got the bay at the end, the lovely mansions with the beautiful hedges and flowers on one side and the trees from the Presidio forest on the other. It is also a very popular place to work out walking or running up and down the stairs.

Visited June 2014
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Sewell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Amazingly beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

These steps were part of a Pacific Heights walking tour provided by our hotel - worth seeing - right adjacent to the Presidio - beautiful views - locals use this area to exercise - they all must be in perfect shape to run these steps!

Visited June 2014
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Fortaleza, CE
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Good work out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

This place is a secret spot in San Francisco. I loved to work out there while living in SF. I love the fact is not that crowded and not very touristic, even though it has an spetacular view of the Bay. Beautiful houses with lovely gardens!

Visited July 2013
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Southern California
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224 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Great Exercise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Many people seem to run up and down these steps for exercise. I'm not that energetic. I came for the stunning view and walked down the steps. At the bottom of the flight is a heart shaped sculpture that is beautiful. A walk down the steps, along Lyon Street, around the Palace of Fine Arts, will lead you to the water and Marina Green.

Visited September 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Exercise with a stunning view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

This is one of my favorite places to take out-of-town visitors because while standing at the top of the stairs, you have the most breathtaking view of the Palace of Fine Arts, and the San Francisco waterfront, including Alcatraz. The only caveat is you need to share the steps with multiple San Francisco residents who run up and down, repeat, repeat, repeat... Whether you're a tourist, or want to get into shape, (or both!) it's a great destination somewhat off the beaten path.

Visited November 2012
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