Walking San Francisco: Coit, North Beach, the Embarcadero

Walking San Francisco: Coit, North Beach, the Embarcadero

San Francisco itself is art, above all literary art. Every block is a short story, every hill a novel. Every house a poem, every dweller within immortal. This is the whole truth. ~ William Saroyan

A quick post tonight, I did a lovely walk through San Francisco yesterday, starting to explore my new home.  So I took BART into the Embarcadero Station and started from there.  I made a quick stop at Embarcadero Plaza to check out the Bastille Day Celebration and watch some pretty amazing Tahitian dancers.

From there a quick selfie with Bay Bridge behind the Ferry Building.

I headed down the piers until turning left and climbing the 400 or so stairs up to Coit Tower.


The climb up Coit Tower’s steps is a slog, no doubt, but it’s also beautiful with lots of flowers and little surprises and gardens along the way like this one.

Even got to watch a Satanist working on a little ritual, the Earth didn’t open up,

so I moved on down the hill, across Lombard Street down through North Beach to Columbus Avenue.  Rolling past Joe Dimaggio Park,

And saw that some of the locals had their drying box out drying their fish.

I bounced down Columbus Avenue to the Fisherman’s Wharf area

Walked up through the mall-like madness that is a Saturday on Pier 39, grabbed a quick hot dog, saw the president and the sea lions

then back up the piers back to the Embarcadero and BART, although it’s never really boring in the city.

Alcatraz in the mist as seen from Coit Tower

All in all it was about 6-8 miles and three hours walking in the beautiful San Francisco Summer weather, mid-60s and sunny with a breeze.  Great exercise and a fun day.  Sometimes it’s important to just enjoy what we have around us, hope you are doing the same and have a good day my friends. ~ Rev Kane

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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2 Responses to Walking San Francisco: Coit, North Beach, the Embarcadero

  1. Steven Smith says:

    I’ve walked these streets often, too. It’s still beautiful from UCSF over looking the park.

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