Filbert Street Steps

Architecture in North Beach & Chinatown

Halfway through the steep climb up the Filbert Street Steps to Coit Tower, you might wonder if it’s all worth the trouble. Take a breather and notice what you're passing: hidden cottages along Napier Lane's wooden boardwalk, sculpture-dotted gardens in bloom year-round and sweeping Bay Bridge vistas. If you need further encouragement, the wild parrots in the trees have been known to interject a few choice words your gym trainer would probably get sued for using.

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