There’s no shortage of stunning public art pieces in San Francisco, and visitors and residents alike love San Francisco’s iconic staircases. But have you seen them all? Check our list to find out.
The Golden Gate Heights neighborhood is home to this beautiful community collaboration created by artists Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher. The 163 steps are covered in handmade tiles sponsored by neighbors.
Location: Moraga Street x 15th/16th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
This beautiful community project was finished in 2013. Admire flower and insect designs on 148 steps across 9 different sections. Each section has its own design, but they blend together to create a cohesive flow.
Location: 1520 16th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
These steps date back to the early 1900s, and their beautiful design from artist Aileen Barr was added in 2014. Once you get to to the top of the 52 steps, relax on one of the beautiful matching benches.
Location: 32nd Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
This magnificent staircase is found in the swanky neighborhood of Pacific Heights. Admire pristine landscaping and views of multi-million dollar homes on the way up, as well as a great view of the city when you reach the top.
Location: 2545-2551 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123
5. Arelious Walker Stairway (Flights of Fancy)
This is another beautiful stairway created by artists Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher. The dynamic community project connects an isolated low-income neighborhood to the India Basin Shoreline, the Bay Trail, and other beautiful areas.
Location: Innes St, San Francisco, CA 94107
These broad, magnificent steps are found in Alta Plaza Park and provide a dramatic backdrop for some great photos.
Location: Alta Plaza Park, Jackson St. &, Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94115
7. Embarcadero Center Staircase
Location: Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111
A group of creative neighbors began renovating this abandoned hillside in 2008. Once a graffiti spot where people threw old furniture, it’s now a beautiful space for drought tolerant native plants.
Location: 745 Avalon Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
Artist Remo Saraceni created this interactive musical exhibit on Pier 39. Take a stroll up or down the stairs and listen to jazzy piano tunes!
Location: Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133
10. Filbert Steps
If you manage to make it up all 400 of the Filbert Steps, you’re in for a treat — enjoy stunning greenery all around you on the way up, and a rewarding view of Coit Tower once you get to the top.
Location: Start at Filbert St and Sansome St, San Francisco
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