High on a Hill: Filbert Steps

"The Filbert House," 228 Filbert Street.
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The Filbert Steps are a good example of how tourists often get one over on us San Franciscans. While some disdain and others mock them, tourists are free to visit the beautiful Filbert Steps surrounded only by the indescribable charm and character of the gardens that flank this stairway on Telegraph Hill. They do this without being crowded by locals who don't always know how good we have it and don't visit this serene and beautiful place as often as we might. The entire enclave here near Coit Tower and on down the steps to Napier Lane then Sansome Street is a shinning example of the natural and quiet beauty of the City.

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