While San Francisco is beloved for its wedding cake Victorians, climbing skyscrapers, and that orange hunk of metal in the bay, the city’s many staircases—installed to get you from point A to point B more conveniently; in a city of hills, they are a blessing—are too often overlooked.
Granted, some are quite mundane, like the stairs at the end of Lansing in Rincon Hill, an enclosed concrete set that whisks pedestrians between Harrison to Beale. Some are downright putrid, like the odiferous pair above the Stockton Street tunnel. And others are purely perfunctory, like the the sidewalk stairway on Taylor Street between Pine and California, necessary because the hill is so steep.
But there are a smattering of swoon-inducing steps that are guaranteed to heighten your affection. In fact, San Francisco has the coolest staircases in the country, period. Find out for yourself, one step at a time.Read More