Hipmunk's most popular hotels in Russian Hill
About Russian Hill
This district is named after a long-gone 19th century Russian cemetery, but today its most famous attraction is the block of Lombard Street between Hyde and Leavenworth. Here Lombard is steep and switches back eight times, making a worthy challenge for photographers and illicit skateboarders. The steep hill is traced with landscaped pedestrian-only paths and staircases, including Macondray Lane, the setting for Armistead Maupin's <em>Tales of the City</em>. Stalwart hikers are rewarded with panoramic views of the city and the bay at hilltop Sterling Park.
Read more about San Francisco's Russian Hill on Hipmunk's Russian Hill Neighborhood Guide.
About San Francisco
When packing for San Francisco, bring a hoodie and ditch all conventional wisdom. Here you can launch cutting-edge tech startups over organic cocktails in a Gold Rush saloon, skateboard past Mission murals and through Golden Gate Park all the way into middle age, and escape from Alcatraz in time for reservations at America's next best restaurant.
Read more about San Francisco on Hipmunk's San Francisco City Guide.
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