Exploring San Francisco: Lyon Street Steps

I’ve lived, gone to school, and worked in San Francisco for my entire life, yet there are a plethora of things I haven’t seen or done that every tourist strives to check off their list.

I’ve never; been to Alcatraz (to the best of my knowledge), ridden a cable car, taken a ferry under the bridge, gone to Angel Island, or been to Grace Cathedral. There are so many things to do in this lovely city of mine and lately I’ve been determined to try and do some of them.

I decided to check out on of the more secret touristy places in San Francisco, the Lyon Street Steps. It’s famous for it’s amazingly beautiful views of the bay (on a sunny day mind you), and for the insanely huge and glamorous homes that are located in Pacific Heights.

It’s pretty easy to get there via public transportation and there is 3 hour parking located both at the top and bottom of the steps. I ended up starting from the top of the steps and walking down before walking back up to get back to my bus. However, if I was trying to hit up more areas during the day I could have walked down to the Palace of Fine Arts or wandered around in the Presidio and finally taken a trip down Lover’s Lane.

I got there around 3pm and it wasn’t too crowded. There were a few tourists along with a few people who were running(!!!) up and down the stairs getting their exercise on. I was SO in awe. I tried to put a little bit of pep in my step for my return trip up the stairs and ended up having to use my inhaler.

All in all, it was a very lovely trip and the views were absolutely stunning. I would definitely recommend it for those who are looking to kill time or are trying to squeeze in a leg-workout.

Do you guys have any touristy areas near you that you’ve never gone to even though everyone else and their mama probably has? Let me know!

If you’d like to see the views in motion I do have a vlog up on my channel about my trip there (the journey starts at the 2:50 mark)!

Hope you have a lovely day & read a wonderful book!
-Rae

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