San Francisco Staff Picks

San Francisco Staff Picks

  • Batteries to Bluffs

    Batteries to Bluffs

    Take in beautiful ocean views while hiking at San Francisco’s Batteries to Bluffs Trail. Just a short 10 minute drive from Hotel Drisco, the Batteries to Bluffs Trail wows its hikers with wondrous views of the Pacific. Enjoy the peace of the crashing waves as you climb the stairs of your hike to breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin headlands. There are a number of off-shoots to the trail, including the romantically quite Marshall Beach, a perfect place to take in the beautiful ocean with your significant other, family or friends. If you’re lucky enough, you may even get to see a dolphin or two. The Batteries to Bluff Trail is sure to woo you and give you a great workout in the process.

  • Stairs to Heaven

    Stairs to Heaven

    The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps started as a neighborhood project of creating “a sea to stars themed mosaic flowing up a 163-step stairway.” Now, 14 years later, the wonderfully crafted stairs in the Golden Gate Heights neighborhood serves as a free local landmark for all to see. The members of the community definitely accomplished their mission of beautifying Golden Gate Heights with the luminescent walk up in the center of their community. “Stairs to Heaven” perfectly describes the handmade named tiles that lead up to a breath taking view of San Francisco. Whether you’re hiking the steps for a morning workout or sightseeing with your travel buddies the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps are sure to be a wonderful addition to your itinerary. Park at the bottom of the steps, take in the beauty of the carefully crafted stairs, and snap a photo for all your friends to see. Because trust us, they will wish that they were there!

    The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps are located at Moraga Street, between 15th & 16th Ave., San Francisco, 94122

  • The 'Full House' House: A Trip Down Memory Lane

    The 'Full House' House: A Trip Down Memory Lane

    Did you grow up watching DJ Tanner navigate through life with her insanely cute younger sisters on Full House? Or maybe you’ve binged watched that same DJ Tanner return to her childhood home as a single mother on Fuller House. Whether you’re hip to the Full House Franchise that introduced the world to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen or an appreciator of San Francisco’s signature Victorian homes, 1709 Broderick Street is the place to visit. The home at 1709 Broderick Street is the very home filmed in the opening sequence of Full House. Take pictures in front of the home; create your very own opening sequence to Jesse Frederick’s “Everywhere you look”, and then head over to Alamo Park for a picnic. Relive your childhood on a nice day adventure to 1709 Broderick Street! Full House is a popular family sitcom that aired on primetime TV from 1987 to 1995. Fuller House, its spinoff, can be found on Netflix.

    The House, 1709 Broderick Street, San Francisco 94115

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