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Address: Bounded by Broadway, Polk and Lombard Sts., San Francisco, CA
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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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US$49.00*
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San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach
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US$80.98*
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Russian Hill Gourmet Food Tour
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US$75.00*
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Advanced Lombard Street Segway Tour

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One of the destination hills

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

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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.

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We parked the car little far and walked up to the hill. It was very tiring. When we reached to the top, we enjoyed te view. Hovewer it was very windy, take extra layers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Be prepared for a slog of an uphill walk, but it's worth it. Lots to see of interest but we particularly wanted to see where Armistead Maupin's Barbary Lane was based on and it didn't disappoint. Some older houses too with interesting histories.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Walked through with my kids on our way towards the crookedest street. We stopped along the way because the streets from up top looked cool. The concerning thing was that I saw 'hide your valuables, thieves are at work' signs and saw a couple sketchy characters. I felt the need to take off my watch and shiny jewelry, just in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Stayed at an Airbnb and really glad we did. Neat restaurants, easy vibe, and welcoming organic grocery stores. Away from the tourist hotels and the city noise. Easy access to buses and trolly.

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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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