What we're about

One day if I do go to heaven--I'll look around and say,
'It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco."--Herb Caen

The ocean, the bay, and all that's in between. Impressive hills, hidden staircases, picturesque neighborhoods, historic architecture, awe-inspiring views, nature in the city, local history, colorful characters... Let's explore it all together!

This group is about meeting new people, getting a little exercise, and enjoying our beautiful city. All walks are free.

Late cancellations and no-shows are unkind. We take attendance and we enforce our policies. WE WILL REMOVE PEOPLE FOR FLAKING and this could be your only warning. Be sure to check out important information under PAGES in the white menu bar that goes across the screen including:

>>Safety Tips http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-City-Steps/pages/Safety_Tips (http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-City-Steps/pages/Safety_Tips/)

>>Waiver and Disclaimer of Liability http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-City-Steps/pages/Liability_Disclaimer_and_Waiver/

>>Cancellation & No-Show Policy http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-City-Steps/pages/Attendance_Policy_%28No-Shows_and_Cancellations%29

>>Guidelines for City Steps Members http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-City-Steps/pages/Guidelines_for_City_Steps_Members/

Our guides are volunteers with no special training or qualifications. Think of them as friends showing you around a place that they enjoy. They are not responsible for your safety or actions or anyone else’s. Participating in San Francisco City Steps is entirely voluntary and you are responsible for your own safety. When you RSVP yes for any City Steps walk, you are confirming that you understand and accept the risks, dangers and hazards of any outdoor activity and you are releasing and discharging the City Steps organizer and guides (including assistant organizers and hosts) against any liability that arises from your participation in our group or its activities.

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Upcoming events (1)

CONFIRMED: Emeryville Public Art, Gardens & Waterfront w/BYO Lunch (No hills!)

SMOKE CONDITIONS Friday's air quality was good and tomorrow's should be the same. This walk is confirmed. See you tomorrow!! We have had a non-smokey day now and then. But, there is a very good chance that this walk will be postponed due to smoke conditions. I will decide the night before. Please check this site for updates. IMPORTANT! COVID 19 San Francisco City Steps is following the Health Officer's protocols, and each walk will be strictly limited to 12 people. Each walker must have a face covering and be prepared to wear it. I am unlikely to wear my mask throughout, and will most likely take it down when we are not all standing together or not near other people. If you are only comfortable walking when everyone in the group is masked at all times, this walk will not suit you. Due to space limitations, we ask you to: 1) Update your RSVP if your plans change and you are unable to attend. 2) Do not late cancel or no-show. Really. 3) Follow all social distancing guidelines. ABOUT THE WALK Our walking time will be 3.5-4 hours including a lunch break. Our route will explore the interesting streets and views of Emeryville including some of its neighbors--Oakland and Berkeley. This walk has no hills. What you will see are: > A community garden > Small public parks & greenbelts > The waterfront at Emeryville Marina > Public artworks > The garbage under the highway BATHROOMS There will be one bathroom break during the walk, but I am not sure where/when yet as many public bathrooms are currently closed. There may not be a bathroom available at our meeting point so please plan in advance. MEET ME: WHERE & WHEN I'll be waiting for you at 10:30am in front of Sweet Adeline Bakeshop which is a short stroll from the Ashby BART station. We depart promptly at 10:45am. On the return, I will leave you about 1 mile from the Ashby BART at a point where it is easy to find your way back. PUBLIC TRANS Our meeting spot is near the Ashby BART station and accessible to several ACC bus lines. I THINK there is parking at Ashby BART, but please check that for yourself to be safe. DOGGIE GUESTS Well-behaved dogs are welcome on this walk. See our doggie guest rules here. (http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-City-Steps/pages/Doggie_Guest_Rules/) LIABILITY & SAFETY TIPS You are responsible for your own safety on all City Steps walks. Your yes RSVP confirms that you have read and agree to: >Our Liability Waiver (http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-City-Steps/pages/Liability_Disclaimer_and_Waiver/) >Our Safety Tips (http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-City-Steps/pages/Safety_Tips/). ATTENDANCE POLICY Review our no-show and late cancellation policy:(http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-City-Steps/pages/Attendance_Policy_%28No-Shows_and_Cancellations%29) WHAT TO BRING/WEAR >Comfortable shoes with good traction for some dirt and gravel paths >Sunglasses, hat, sun screen >Camera >Water >Bag lunch or snack to enjoy on our walk >Towel or something to sit on the ground during lunch, just in case >Light jacket if it's a cool or windy day >Face covering >Hand sanitizer

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Secrets of the NUB in the twilight

Palace of Fine Arts parking

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