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Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-488-7772
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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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Nice landmark

Worth a visit if you are nearby. Nothing special but it is a bit of a landmark in SF so go and have a look,

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hiked up to Coit Tower one day in late November. The road/path up to the Tower is steep but it doesn't take that long. Once at the top you can get nice views from the base of the Tower. Inside the Tower are great murals, WPA project from the '30s that go around all the walls on the ground... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The views from the top are breathtaking, and worth the hike up Filbert Street... the murals around the ground floor are another examples of San Francisco's long dedication to art! $8 well spent!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth a visit if you are nearby. Nothing special but it is a bit of a landmark in SF so go and have a look,

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It has a very pretty view of the city. It is a tough walk, if you don't go by car. It's ok, not a must see.

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Vista, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievably beautiful views in all directions from the top of the tower. Warning: if you have height fright, you might not do well up top. Years back, there were beautiful views also from the parking lot and grounds, but in most cases, trees in need of pruning now block these views. Nice gift shop. Easily accessible via Muni bus 39... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice views from top. Very hard walk to the top if you take the cablecar. I would recommend taking bus 39 which takes you to the top go through fisherman wharf and north beach. If you have time in SAN Francisco this tower is worth visiting.

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n. providence, ri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Felt like a student on a field trip from school. Moved by the history and information I received during my visit. BEST view of the harbour from anywhere in the city!

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked up from Pier 39. It's a hike with a lot of hills and stairs but doable. I recommend you carry water. Once there, you can view the murals around the inside bottom of the building and pay to ride an elevator to the top. There are a few more stairs once you get off the elevator and there... More 

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Allen, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for a trip to the top of the tower and a view of the city. While it is a bit of a challenge to hike to the top of the hill, once you're up there it's well worth it. The bottom of the tower is interesting on its own because of the murals painted on the inside.... More 

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Halifax, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Coit Tower is a great place to see the entire city and get panoramic views. It is located on the top of a very steep, high hill. You can drive up and park there if you have a car. If you are on foot, it is a really big task to walk up there. Worth the climb. You can then... More 

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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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