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Coit Tower

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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
+1 415-488-7772
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The murals at the base of Coit Tower were painted by students of Diego Rivera. As art, craft and political statements, the murals are an important part of 20th Century realism. The views from the top of the tower (reached by elevator) are great but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank danielmillstone
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thought we were going to be too late after 4 pm but no, it was perfect timing. The view from the top is spectacular and the docent was a hoot, telling us she would be back in 15 minutes to open up doors and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FeatherTech
Reviewed 6 days ago

Coit Tower is a 10 story, 360-degree observation tower at the top of Telegraph Hill that overlooks all of San Francisco. The tower offers beautiful views of San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate, downtown and many neighborhoods. We went on a sunny day in August, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BobandRena
Reviewed 1 week ago

That street is not for the faint of heart; walk up Filbert instead. Outstanding views (on a clear day) of SF is why one would visit. Worth paying the elevator ticket to the top. The walk downhill is tricky, just do not walk fast. Walk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Flounder M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a good idea to visit Coit Tower early in the day to avoid the crowds. We enjoyed the elevator ride up to the amazing view. There was a nice breeze and we got some amazing photos. There is a self cleaning bathroom right...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jilltravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly, the San Francisco that most tourists see from their busses include neighborhoods and sites that have had all historic authenticity beaten out of them. Not Coit Tower. This is a truly unique piece of art and architecture that is lovely to visit even if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed to find the Tower closed due to air quality conditions. Forest fire smog gives public service employees a convenient excuse for a holiday during Thanksgiving week. Though you cannot ascend in the elevator, you can view the restored Murals through the ground floor windowpanes....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank spencerusa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it's definitely worth the time to visit and go to the top. It's also a pretty iconic tower to take pictures of from around the city (and the water).

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Nikos T
Reviewed 3 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NanaPops
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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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