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Russian Hill

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Address: Bounded by Broadway, Polk and Lombard Sts., San Francisco, CA

Visitor-friendly neighborhood which got its name when prospectors found 7...

Visitor-friendly neighborhood which got its name when prospectors found 7 Cyrillic-inscribed gravestones at the top of the hill.

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San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach
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A drive by.

Famous San Francisco lambert st. Not much to say about other than lots of people, taking pictures and making memories

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Famous San Francisco lambert st. Not much to say about other than lots of people, taking pictures and making memories

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I actually walked around this wonderful neighbourhood, but due to time constraints we went by car. It was was still cool to see the great neighbourhood, its clean pretty and worth a trip.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a 90-minute self-guided walking tour of the neighborhood and were glad we did - yes, you will walk up and down hills and steps but you'll be rewarded with great views of Coit Tower, the bay, and beautifully restored historic homes. Look for the 6-foot rabbit statue outside one of the nicest homes!

Thank CleopatraBunny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is where a lot of the money lives. They light their cigars with stock options and laugh at our folly. Some good stores up there.

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Over 40 hills in SF and this is the one of the few not to miss. It's central to several highlights (short walks and drives) and has great views. I recommend parking to get the full experience, BUT, be careful if you park on the hill. Your downhill door will swing open with a lot of force so best to... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great hiking spot with beautiful views!!! A lot of big hills & steps, make sure to wear sneakers. Sunny day preferred.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This neighborhood has beautiful views. The hills are a killer work out. It is home to the crookest street and very beautiful homes

1 Thank Autumn M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in an air bnb for the weekend. The view of the bay is beautiful, plus an excellent view of Coit Tower. Lombard street is right down the hill, and Macondry Lane is just up the hill. Fisherman's Wharf is a 15 minute walk downhill.

Thank Jeffkelly31
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great workout for your legs and behind! You will be rewarded with the view from the top, however, and it's an iconic San Francisco thing to do.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

OMG beautiful view all around but your leg will burn going up and down. Is a great exercise that's for sure.

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Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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