January 30th, 2023
Get Your Steps In | Stanford Court
As a guest of the Stanford Court Hotel, you are in for a treat when it comes to exploring the surrounding area on foot. One of our favorite flat and easy walks is just two blocks from the hotel.
From the hotel, take a left up California and then cross California at Mason St. This is your starting point at the corner of California and Mason where you’ll take a left and you’ll start the circuit around the famous Huntington Park. Take a right on Taylor and then a right on Sacramento. You will see the beautiful homes and buildings that make up this historic neighborhood. (Huntington Hotel, Grace Cathedral, Pacific Union Club) Finally, take a right on Mason to complete a lap.
The circuit is roughly 500 steps and .25 miles, so four circuits is roughly a mile. This is a great way to get some exercise and see some of the local sights. The best part – the entire circuit is perfectly flat with no hills to traverse. This walking path is a wonderful way to spend a morning or afternoon to get a feel for the neighborhood and get your steps in.
MORE PLACES TO EXPLORE ON FOOT
In addition to the main circuit around Huntington Park, there are several other walking tours in the area that are well worth exploring. Here are a few suggestions:
Chinatown: Take a walk through the vibrant and bustling neighborhood of Chinatown, where you can experience the culture, food, and shopping of this historic area.
Lombard Street: This famous street is known for its steep and winding road. Take a stroll down Lombard St. and enjoy the beautiful views of the city.
Fisherman's Wharf: This bustling neighborhood is located on the San Francisco Bay and is home to seafood restaurants, souvenir shops, and street performers.
Golden Gate Park: This vast park is home to a variety of attractions, including the Japanese Tea Garden, the California Academy of Sciences, and the de Young Museum.
Each of these walking tours provides a unique and memorable experience for visitors to the city. Whether you prefer a peaceful stroll on Nob Hill or a bustling adventure through Chinatown, there is something for everyone in the area surrounding the Stanford Court Hotel.