Greenwich Steps


Greenwich Steps lead from Telegraph Hill in San Francisco, California, which is approximately 16 miles from the city's international airport. The stairway stretches across three blocks from Telegraph Hill to Montgomery Street, across the Montgomery Street median and down to Sansome Street. The steps are the best way to climb the hill when visiting Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower.

The steps take visitors through tree lined areas of the district and are very steep in places. The upper section of the stairs is constructed from red brick and runs through the edge of Pioneer Park, where the art deco style Coit Tower stands at 210 feet tall. Further down the slope the stairs take visitors through a residential section of the area with well kept houses and gardens.

One of the big attractions for members of the public is the parrots that gather by the steps, although feeding them has now been banned. The steps gradually take visitors to the bottom of the hill and onto the Embarcadero, which is the eastern waterfront and roadway of the port of San Francisco. Along the waterfront is Fisherman's Wharf, which is packed with museums, restaurants as well as the Pier 39 and Cannery Shopping Centers.

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