(I recently revisited the Pemberton Stairs - and have reposted to include new pics. The gardens are in full bloom right now.)
Walking in San Francisco means walking up and down hills, and up and down public staircases lined with quaint homes and private gardens.
The Pemberton Stairs are on a hillside just north (and a bit west, but not too much) of the Twin Peaks Lookout. The stairs begin at Clayton and climb up past Greystone, past Villa Terrace and end at Crown
Terrace. Turn right at Crown Terrace and head over to Twin Peaks Blvd. Cross that street and you can climb up the stairs to the top of Tank Hill.
Take a look at the broad view from above.
Just a wee bit closer.