If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten path while you’re in town, check out these six sweet, kind-of-secret staircases. They'll take you to hidden gardens, spectacular views, and Instagram-worthy photo ops.
While you’re traveling in San Francisco, it may seem like a daunting task to discover all the city’s amazing offerings and do so with the greenest footprints possible – but you’ve taken the right first step by choosing to stay at a HI USA hostel! Each of our San Francisco locations are accessible by bus, BART and bike whether you’re looking to cover the iconic sights or discover some local gems, and of course, it’s incredibly easy to get around on foot.
Every city and town around the world has its own little quirks and characteristics that make it interesting, and the reason we travel is to experience these differences and take a little piece of them with us when we move on to the next destination. When you stay at our HI San Francisco hostels, you’re getting a chance to experience the City by the Bay in a way that will leave you with a deeper understanding of the people, the places, and the micro-cultures that make up the colorful mosaic of this corner of the world.
If there’s one thing that there’s an abundance of in San Francisco, it’s hills. And usually, when folks are getting around the city by foot or by bike they do their best to avoid the thigh-busting streets and lanes. But on the Hills of San Francisco walking tour, which starts from HI San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf, the objective is quite the opposite – it’s to tackle some of the most notorious inclines and steps of the City by the Bay during a three-and-a-half-hour adventure peppered with landmarks and history lessons.
Three Cool Things to Do Within Walking Distance of Fort Mason
A stay at HI San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf means you’ve got everything at your fingertips. Being in the historic Fort Mason, a former military post, means that travelers have access to a wealth of museums and eateries, as well as stunning views of the San Francisco Bay on one side, and the sprawl of the city on the other. Plus, there is much to be seen just beyond the haven of the park – much of it within walking distance.