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Russian Hill

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Address: Bounded by Broadway, Polk and Lombard Sts., San Francisco, CA
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Visitor-friendly neighborhood which got its name when prospectors found 7...

Visitor-friendly neighborhood which got its name when prospectors found 7 Cyrillic-inscribed gravestones at the top of the hill.

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USD 49.00*
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San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach
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USD 80.98*
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Russian Hill Gourmet Food Tour
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USD 75.00*
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Advanced Lombard Street Segway Tour

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Hard to walk in this area of San Francisco without hearing the native Russian speakers conversing. Not sure why this is the place so many chose to live, but a nice neighborhood to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to walk in this area of San Francisco without hearing the native Russian speakers conversing. Not sure why this is the place so many chose to live, but a nice neighborhood to stroll and nice to see the immigrant experience as part of this city's fabric.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed walking up here. Lovely seeing all the houses. A beautiful area. Great views wherever you look

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Famous San Francisco lambert st. Not much to say about other than lots of people, taking pictures and making memories

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I wish I actually walked around this wonderful neighbourhood, but due to time constraints we went by car. It was was still cool to see the great neighbourhood, its clean pretty and worth a trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We did a 90-minute self-guided walking tour of the neighborhood and were glad we did - yes, you will walk up and down hills and steps but you'll be rewarded with great views of Coit Tower, the bay, and beautifully restored historic homes. Look for the 6-foot rabbit statue outside one of the nicest homes!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is where a lot of the money lives. They light their cigars with stock options and laugh at our folly. Some good stores up there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Over 40 hills in SF and this is the one of the few not to miss. It's central to several highlights (short walks and drives) and has great views. I recommend parking to get the full experience, BUT, be careful if you park on the hill. Your downhill door will swing open with a lot of force so best to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great hiking spot with beautiful views!!! A lot of big hills & steps, make sure to wear sneakers. Sunny day preferred.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This neighborhood has beautiful views. The hills are a killer work out. It is home to the crookest street and very beautiful homes

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in an air bnb for the weekend. The view of the bay is beautiful, plus an excellent view of Coit Tower. Lombard street is right down the hill, and Macondry Lane is just up the hill. Fisherman's Wharf is a 15 minute walk downhill.

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Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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