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Coit Tower

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
+1 415-488-7772
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 23, 2009

Went to Coit Tower on Saturday with family, and parked at the top in the parking lot. There is no parking meters in front of each stall. Went into the tower area, and looked backed to see a parking enforcement officer writing me a ticket....More

29  Thank Hartman102
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 30, 2006

I was thinking I'd start writing reviews about my fave places, but Coit Tower sticks out in its lameness. San Francisco is nothing but hills, people. Why pay $4 to take an elevator to a view? Amazing views are around every corner (well, on top...More

8  Thank Kerouackackack
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although we had lived in the Bay Area for many years, we had never visited this classic landmark. So glad we finally did! Just cool in so many ways and a great photo op. Downstairs is a fabulous 1930s era mural depicting the history and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a foggy day so perhaps we didn't get the best view over San Francisco. It was very interesting nevertheless. Don't wait outside Coit Tower for the automatic, self cleansing restroom, pop directly inside the base of the tower and use the restrooms...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on a sunny but smoky day, but still managed to get great views of San Fran, like Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge, and even got to see Lombard Street. Admission to the top of tower was $9 but worth it. Ari, who was...More

Thank sch8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views of the city, and a great story behind the tower. Advise to use the 39 bus, this is direct from fisherman's wharf to Coit Tower and back.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A real gem of a place and a must visit. Fantastic views over the whole city (all directions) is a reward for a short 15 minute queue. Don’t worry while you queue you get to see some fabulous art work, murals painted to depict everyday...More

Thank Allister16
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to Coit Tower from the coast, which was a fairly strenuous but enjoyable walk. We weren't that impressed with the murals inside the tower to be honest but good to look at whilst you're there. The viewing platform gives excellent panoramic views so...More

Thank mcglassa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ms. Coit may have been unconventional in her day but she left a lasting beautiful legacy to the city. A wealthy woman she was famous for her fascination with firefighting and was made an honourable member of a firefighting company. While waiting to ascend the...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Coit tower is a very interesting place, not only for the great views, it also has some amazing murals that were made by americans inspired by Diego Rivera murals. They show San Francisco life at that time. The bridges and the skyline look amazing...More

Thank billiejoepumpkin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic Tower built early 1900's on a hill. You ascend in a lift, up a few stairs and have outstanding views of the city, bay area and other sights. The downstairs gift shop has some unique offerings. Amazing architectural building.

Thank Paul U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular views but parking is extremely limited. Wonderful murals. Friendly staff team. Reasonably priced gift shop.

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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