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Monument tower overlooking San Francisco. Tower includes murals from 1934 showing California business, agriculture and home life of the period. 360 Degree viewing platform at top of 212 ft tower.
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1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a tough climb to get to the top of telegraph hill and the tower, but the view is well worth it. Even if you don't take the expensive lift to the top, the views from the park are well worth it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rama1
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you walk up Lombard Street steps you will feel you deserve the ride to the top of the tower in the old lift. The views from the top are exceptional, great photographs to be had in all directions. The murals are excellent and a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank r0yjane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huff/puff your way to the top of telegraph hill for amazing views on the city. elevator ride up is expensive at 9$ per person but still worth it for the historic value and the hilarious elevator lady.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pchamberland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was definitely my favorite attraction from my first day in SF. It was a hike up Telegraph hill but the tower was worth it. It is a beautiful structure and it costs $9 to go up it. I had to go up 37 more...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked up but the drive up into the streets was very exciting as they are very steep! We parked up and walked up the rest. Just a beautiful View from the top of all the streets of SF

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PDKJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tower itself is something to see! The architecture was fantastic! Upon the rooftop viewing section, the views were incredible! Luckily it was a clear day and we could see forever up there. Well worth the $9 admission to go up. There's a tour you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kimtravelnut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked here. It was very easy to find as you can see it from anywhere in the city! It was only $9 to go up in the tower. You could stay as long as you wanted. I didn't have a wait and there were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank The_McSmiths
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Compared to other structures in San Francisco, the Coit Tower is quite sober in appearance. Apart from the history behind its construction and the controversy that for a while surrounded the murals at its base, this tower has nothing in particular to offer, except perhaps...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Fisherman’s Wharf view Lombard street to the tower. So at this point we had somehow walked up more streets than down. So to find a lift to take us to the top was brilliant. You pay and get and hand stamp, something...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gerbra_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walk up from Columbus and Stockton to take the sidewalk that is a set of stairs. Now that is walking in San Francisco. You can reserve a spot on the elevator ahead of time on busy weekends. During the week, there isn't much of a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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March 25, 2018|
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Response from garyp281 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you read what is written on the website, and, if you don't trust what you read, email (or call if you can locate a number), and ask?!
January 21, 2017|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what these people are talking about. I wish people wouldn't answer questions if they really do not know the answer, but... You absolutely can pre-purchase a ticket for a specific date and time. With that ticket... More
June 22, 2016|
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Response from Jgray0615 | Reviewed this property |
The only way is the elevator . But if you want steps, you could walk up the 483 steps from Filbert to get to the tower itself! We did it and we are 60+ . And yes, we were happy to see the elevator inside. They also give a... More