San Francisco is a
great town for walking. The city's 300 neighborhood staircases (***)
make the most beautiful "natural' Stairmaster exercise in the world.
We have our favorite 30 staircase of the most beautiful ones. This is a
strenuous 4-hour hike and its advisable to carry replenishments since the
route doesn't have ample opportunities to stop in stores for food and drink.
For a more sedate staircase experience we recommend the staircase leading up
to Coit Tower view point. This one is good
for day and night. Many fine restaurants are in Little Italy, close
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Another city walk is the Herb Cain promenade
named after SF's beloved newspaper gossip columnist, who passed
away in 1997. The best part of it is South of Pier 39, avoiding the
tourist crowd around Pier 39.
Bridge-to-Bridge & and over the Golden Gate
walk. Start on the Herb Cain Promenade underneath the Bay Bridge.
Follow the promenade towards the Golden Gate Bridge. Stay on course
closest to Bay.
Francisco Bay Area recommendations:
(KRON TV) backroads file is a great reference for locals and visitors to the
San Francisco Bay area. We extracted many McConnell suggestions and others
into our smorgasbord: The "Backroads and Bay Cafe" list.