Walking can be very beneficial to our health. It is easy and simple to do, yet, it does a lot to our physical and mental health.
In San Francisco, people are used to walking – some do it as a form of exercise, some are just used to walking to the office or restaurants or malls. Did you know there are a lot of interesting staircases in San Francisco that were built to make it a little easier for people to walk around the town? Not to mention these stairs are so good-looking and Instagrammable! Let’s discover these beautiful steps and be inspired to walk your way to a healthier and better you.
Lyon Street Steps
From the top, you will see the Palace of Fine Arts, the blue waters of the SF Bay, and parts of Marin. With more than 300 steps within the two blocks, you will feel the burn! Lyon Street steps are open to the public 24/7 and free to visit.
16th Avenue tiled steps
This 163-step staircase showcases colorful pieces of lovely spiral designs. With small sea creatures, stars, and the moon. The most famous SF mosaic stairway. Feel free to visit anytime.
Lincoln Park Steps
This 52 steps staircase is worth visiting any day of the week because of its colorful and joyful theme. Take a break using the benches between the two flights of stairs and be amazed at how beautiful this staircase is!
Arelious Walker Stairway
This mosaic tile staircase has 87 steps. The brightly colored handmade tiles were inspired by the decorative patterns drawn from cultures around the world. Also called the “Flights of Fancy,” this stairway connects the isolated part of the neighborhood to the India Basin Shoreline and Bay Trail.
Hidden Garden Steps
Be mesmerized by these gorgeous mosaic tile steps that are no longer hidden from the public. Take the stairs at your pace or get in a workout by climbing 148 steps and appreciate the colorful design of snails, flowers, rainbows, dragonflies, and butterflies.
Looking for something exciting to do this spring? Visit SF Parks and create memories with your friends and loved ones.
Golden Gate Park
One of the most visited parks not only in San Francisco but in the country. This park offers many attractions, from museums to gardens and events. Explore this park’s 1,017 acres and appreciate the gardens, flowers and scenic views, and all that it has to offer.
If you are up for an enchanting tour through hidden trails along the waterfalls, lakes, and ponds of Golden Gate Park, take advantage of this event only until April 30, 2022. Buy your tickets here: Golden Gate Park Walking Tour
One of the largest parks in San Francisco, McLaren Park offers a wide range of both active and passive recreational opportunities. It has basketball and tennis courts, golf course, pool, five picnic areas, playgrounds, amphitheater, and more!
Washington Square Park
Established in 1847, Washington Square is one of the city’s first parks. This is a gathering place that holds events like festivals and movie nights. This park also has sidewalk cafes and restaurants and churches too.
At the heart of the Bayview neighborhood, at the highest point of Bayview Hill, you will find Hilltop Park. This park is famous for its 78 feet Sundial and skatepark. Spend your weekend here with family. There are some picnic tables available if you want to stop by and eat.
This park offers many activity areas like tennis court, basketball court, multi purpose court, soccer field, children’s playground and more! A lot of opportunities for fun and excitement. Go visit with your friends and family. And don’t forget to bring your dog too!