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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 4 days 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
Thank Maribeth C
Reviewed 4 days 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
Thank Hannah75
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not an easy walk from any direction - expect a lot of stairs and extremely steep roads. Great view from around tower. Not worth the $9 to take elevator to top of tower - great views from below. Interesting murals on inside wall...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank a b
Reviewed 6 days ago

The day we visited was plagued with rain. I asked about the tower and it was recommended to me that views would be compromised. I appreciated the advice. But, even without going to the top, there are still some pretty fantastic views if you just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 2BEis2SKI
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up to Coit Tower from the Embarcadero which is on paper looks like a short trip but is a fair incline. The route takes you through some lovely gardens and has a few viewpoints along the way. The climb is tough on the...More

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

Nice 1-2 hour activity. We had to wait about 30 minutes to go up in the tower but we arrived close to opening. When we were leaving, the line was much longer. I'd suggest going on a day when the fog/haze is cleared so you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank syd21300
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I'm not a great fan of art there is plenty on display at the tower. Even if you aren't a fan of art it is worth going to the top of the tower for the picture opportunities of San Francisco.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WorldTraveller1984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk up the steps can at times be harrowing and very steep. Views were amazing but one of the staff needed to be better trained. He sent us to the back of the queue when we told him we had pre booked tickets. When...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gillian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THE GOOD: Amazing views THE NOT SO GOOD: Pricey for what it is Long lines going up and down There are some stunning views to be seen from Coit Tower, but to be honest it was all a bit of a hassle in my opinion....More

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

Situated in San Francisco’s Pioneer Park, rising 210 feet, Coit Tower is one of those features on the San Francisco landscape that can be seen and enjoyed from many vantage points. Here is one that we enjoyed.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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