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Coit Tower

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“telegraph hill”(307 reviews)
“elevator ride”(123 reviews)
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
+1 415-488-7772
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tower is really very amazing, we visited this place at morning so the sun was just fabulous in nature.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SiddhantPatil5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice views over town and bay. You can drive up there. Or hike (it’s a challenge to walk up there). Parking at the top is free. It’s worth to go here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KristaTheNetherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were here on a very clear day. The elevator operator told us the visibility was 40 miles on our day, and I believe him. We took a taxi to the base of the tower, then paid our senior rate of $6...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are multiple ways up to the Coit Tower: drive & park; Hop on, Hop off Bus...we chose to walk...if you're not used to San Fransisco streets...this will burn! But it was worth every step! Fantastic views of the city - and we had a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vangiepango
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can see the whole city from here!! It’s a bit of a trek to get up there but it’s so worth it!! Don’t forget to charge your battery you’re gonna want lots of pictures

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank James_Riggin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got happily lost and wound up walking up here. The walk was intense but beautiful and the views at the end.. wow, so worth it! We got a clear view of Golden Gate Bridge and used the viewfinders available to get a closer look....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jtt2345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive lived in California for over 40 years and this was my first time at Coit Tower It was amazing Im Glad I came because Im moving back East in May, California has gotten to expensive

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Gladys56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, these stairs are pretty brutal! If you can manage the stairs, you certainly should. There’s all kinds of little houses and walkways tucked in with them that make it worthwhile. Uber/Lyft is another option if the stairs aren’t for you! Once you make it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank carawasthere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hiked up here and then back down. Worth it. I love toodling in SF. This was a spot I hadn't visited. So when a friend reunion had me in town during the winter of 2018 I made sure to get myself here. Can be...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Maribeth C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been wanting to visit Coit Tower for some time but had never managed to on previous visits to San Francisco. This time we made it, just after opening time, and the tower met all expectations. On a weekday morning, about 30 minutes after opening...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Hannah75
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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