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Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94133
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+1 415-488-7772
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Monument tower overlooking San Francisco. Tower includes murals from 1934...

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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Uber cool - landmark to see

Incredible views from here - we walked to Chinatown and little Italy from here as well. One can see why San Fran is famous for its hills - good hike to the tower site and park.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Taras M
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Kenora, Canada
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Kenora, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredible views from here - we walked to Chinatown and little Italy from here as well. One can see why San Fran is famous for its hills - good hike to the tower site and park.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting listening to the history of why the Tower was erected and the girl behind the story of the fire and her bravery. Many pictures painted on the walls of that time too. Very old lift takes you to the top of the tower and the view is beautiful. Not expensive either.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hiked up from the waterfront (300 vertical feet, so be prepared for some good stiff exercise) to get to the Coit Tower. The murals inside are interesting, which is good, as you'll be standing there looking at them for a long time. The elevator to the top is slow and only takes 8 people at a time. Once you... More 

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Thank Cliff S
Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd never been to the tower and wondered from the piers how we'd get there...we trekked up the filbert stairs and then made it to Coit Tower. Majestic 360* view of the city. Truly amazing and worth the trek.

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Thank Jenn92663
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good place to go to get good views of San Fransisco. There is an elevator to the top which you can take for a fee.

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Thank Jonathan L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a recent whistle stop visit to San Francisco, my brother & I made the trek to Coit Tower... the 360' view from the top are spectacular and a great way to see San Francisco. (Just beware, if you're walking to the tower, brace yourself for steep climb up San Francisco's famous hills!)

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked to Coit Tower from Lombard Street. It's about a 1 mile walk down and up one hill. Telegraph Hill gets steeper at the end. At Coit Tower, pay the $5 to take the elevator to the top. The staff are friendly and will willingly point out sites to you. There are great sites to see: Fisherman's Wharf, Golden... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lot of fun, even in the rain. Unfortunately after the murals on the stairs were restored, I was told they are closed unless you arrange for a private docent tour. The ones on the bottom floor are still open. But you really go for the view at the top. The lady running the elevator welcomed us in... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early but not early enough due to a several car queue in front of us. After 20 mins we were guided to a parking bay and then made our way to the tower. After purchasing tickets we followed the queue round the tower to the lift. The tower has some great murals on show on the first floor... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walking through China town and little Italy to get to the tower was a fun experience! Once at the tower the views were spectacular and well worth the hikes. I will,d not recommend this to anyone who struggles walking as it is quite strenuous.

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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. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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