Get Vertical on a Stairway Walk through San Francisco's Potrero Hill

Stairway walk through Potrero Hill in San Francisco
My business trip also included a stop in San Francisco that conveniently included a weekend in the city.  I met up with friends for brunch and we decided on a whim to do a Stairway Walk.  We forgot our copy of Stairway Walks in San Francisco but were saved when we were able to download it on the fly to my friend's Nook.  We decided to tackle Potrero Hill.
Map of Stairway Walk through Potrero Hill in San Francisco
We started at the apex of a steep hill crowned by the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House Theatre.
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House Theatre
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House Theatre
The air show happened to be on in San Francisco that weekend and we got a nice dose of sky writing.
sky writing
sky writing
We passed a cute garden surrounded by ceramic geese.
Garen in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood
We met a tiny leopard kitty in a residential window.  I've never seen a cat with such amazing markings before!
Cat with leopard fur
We descended a stairway through a local park.
Steps in Potrero Hill in San Francisco
I liked these orange flowers that resembed fireworks.  We could see clusters in different stages of development.
Orange Flowers that look like firecrackers
We passed an old timey car at the bottom of the hill.
Old time car
The views of the San Francisco skyline were breathtaking.
View of the San Francisco Skyline
We also spotted a silver painted vehicle which we speculated might be bound for Burning Man.
Silver vehicle bound for Burning Man?
Large feathery fronds blew in the breeze.
Reeds blowing in the wind
We spotted a colorful caterpillar hanging on to a clump of wild fennel.
We rounded a corner and could hear the sounds of the highway below.  We spotted colorful homes in the distance.
Hilly street in Potrero Hill
Twin Peaks was bathed in a layer of fog.
View of Twins Peaks in San Francisco form Potrero Hill
We came across a community garden.
The Benches Community Garden in Potrero Hill
We spotted a very small green area called The Benches Garden.
The Benches Community Garden in Potrero Hill
Nearby was a utilitarian bridge over Highway 101.
Crossing the highway in Potrero Hill
We could spy cars whizzing by loudly below.
Crossing the highway in Potrero Hill
Heading back into the heart of Potrero Hill, we spotted more old fashioned modes of transportation.
VW bus and motorcycle
I even spotted a pink flamingo behind a wrought iron gate.
Wrought Iron gate
We passed the Anchor Steam Brewery.  They do tours, but unfortunately, only by appointment.
Anchor Steam Brewery
Anchor Stream Brewery Sign
We climbed a very steep set of stairs and were followed by a bright white kitty looking for attention.
White cat
We were rewarded with one last glimpse of the city before concluding the afternoon's adventure and heading back downtown.
Potrero Hill stairway and San Francisco skyline view
Are you looking for other fun walks to try in San Francisco? Why not retrace the Barbary Coast Trail?


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Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: Get Vertical on a Stairway Walk through San Francisco's Potrero Hill
Get Vertical on a Stairway Walk through San Francisco's Potrero Hill
Explore San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood with a stairway walk. A photo-rich post by travel blogger, Jennifer (aka Dr. J) from Sidewalk Safari.
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