The city of San Francisco contains hundreds of stairways that are mostly hidden
from tourists and even many locals. Typical walking tours tend not to cover
this fascinating feature of the city. These stairways connect interesting and
beautiful parts of San Francisco off the beaten paths. They
provide links to the city's rich and diverse history, and connect today's
neighborhoods and communities. Our goal is to show people the many joys of
discovering these wonderful stairways.
We have created a number of walks that cover several of the stairways
in a given part of the city. The walks last 2 to 3 hours, and include
stops along the way to review points of interest. We delve into the history
of the neighborhoods and meet many colorful characters that helped shape
These walks are not for the faint of heart. We climb and descend
many stairs and move at a brisk pace. You should be reasonably fit to
get the full enjoyment from our guided walks.
For now, these walks are free. However, tips are always welcome.
And, of course, a positive review on Trip Advisor
will help us get the word out.
Go to our tours page to sign up for the walk.
We have a limit of 10 guests per tour, so be sure to sign up early.
16th Avenue Tiled Steps