Views, more views, and a night on the town

San Francisco for Less: Day Two

We hit the streets again early Saturday, climbing Telegraph Hill and stopping at Coit Tower to admire the 1930s murals of laborers and the fantastic views (though we skipped the $3.75 elevator ride to the top of the tower). The best part of the walk was passing lovely old gardens as we descended the Filbert Street steps. A hummingbird buzzed past our heads, and above, in a magnolia tree, the hill's resident flock of wild parrots clucked and chattered.

At the bottom of the hill is Levi Plaza, where Lawrence Halprin's inspired landscaping works magic in the venerable San Francisco clothing company's courtyard.

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