Where is there a large outdoor staircase in the SF bay area, similar to the Spanish Steps in Rome?
November 30, 2008 11:16 PM   Subscribe

Where is there a large outdoor staircase in the SF bay area, similar to the Spanish Steps in Rome? Needed for wedding proposal

I have decided to ask my partner to marry me. We both are not really into the whole "smoogly-boogly" love-y dove-y thing, so I want my proposal to be a bit funny. We have been together for almost 6 years and we are not the traditional couple which is why it is important for me (as a woman) to be the one doing the proposing.
I want to jokingly reenact this retched advertisement that he hates . So I need to find a Roman-Spanish-Steps-esque outdoor staircase in the bay area. Ideally there needs to be space for our friends to hide (especially the friends with the video cameras) and there needs to be a reason I am taking him there!
posted by Ekidnagrrl17 to Grab Bag (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s0WtqnfWSc
posted by Ekidnagrrl17 at 11:17 PM on November 30, 2008

Union Square?
There's also outdoor stairs next to the Maritime Museum on Beach St, with a nice view of the bay & Alcatraz.
posted by chbrooks at 11:54 PM on November 30, 2008

City Hall?

(And in spirit of the linked ad you could also take core of the actual marriage right there. If you were so inclined.)
posted by Ookseer at 12:03 AM on December 1, 2008

There's the stairs up the hill on Pacific Heights on the street abutting the Presidio . . .
posted by troy at 12:40 AM on December 1, 2008

Here's a guide with aesthetic ratings to the various outdoor stairways of San Francisco.
posted by letourneau at 4:09 AM on December 1, 2008

Mosaic stairs in the sunset! http://sanfrancisco.about.com/od/photogalleries/ss/phototourgv_10.htm
posted by gramcracker at 6:30 AM on December 1, 2008

You absolutely must post follow-up video link to this mmk?
posted by allkindsoftime at 7:44 AM on December 1, 2008

Berkeley Rose Garden!
posted by parmanparman at 7:57 AM on December 1, 2008

Response by poster: thank you all sooooo much! I promise I will post the videos :)
posted by Ekidnagrrl17 at 5:02 PM on December 4, 2008

Response by poster: so the plan is going ahead in the Berkeley Rose Garden, either valentines day or Sunday the 15th. So be there to see it and be my crowd so I can hide my partner's parents and friends :)
We are filming the whole thing and putting it on you tube
posted by Ekidnagrrl17 at 8:42 PM on February 4, 2009

Best answer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlNsJVLKCO8
Check it out folks
posted by Ekidnagrrl17 at 11:27 PM on March 8, 2009

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