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Coit Tower

1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106
+1 415-488-7772
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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 yesterday via mobile

Great to visit, especially on a clear, sunny day when you can really appreciate the views. We didn't book in advance but arrived close to opening time and didn't have to wait long at the ticket office. The longest line was for the elevator but...More

Thank Orac67
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are only around 20-25 parking spaces at the top of the hill where Coit Tower is located, so you can do a quick drive-by or park below and walk up the nice paved path. There is an entrance-fee to go up to the top...More

Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a little bit of a hike to the tower, but it's simply beautiful! The ground around Coit tower are amazing before you even go to the top. Inside there's a great gift shop and beautiful murals all around on the walls. Once you buy...More

Thank 9918ilml
Reviewed 4 days ago

I can only speak about the views from the hill since the lines were so long to get into the tower on the Saturday we were there that it just didn't seem worth an hour-and-a-half wait to take the elevator to the top. The climb...More

Thank RCSColumbus
Reviewed 4 days ago

We hiked up the hill to see the tower and the view. it was quite a hike from Pier 1, where we started. The exercise was good though since we had been riding a train for 2 1/2 days. The views were great despite the...More

Thank Mike353632
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great views from the top and super windy! we were lucky we had a sunny day and could see for miles. But take into account the wait for the lift as it is the only way up and we queued for nearly half an hour....More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Try to come here Monday through Friday if you have a choice, the weekends can be SUPER crowded and may tarnish your visit somewhat. This is an iconic tower that you can go to (and take a guided tour for about $10 a person) that...More

Thank fyremaven
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Parking up there is impossible. We took an Uber which worked out great. We probably waited 40-60 minutes for the elevator. $7 per person for elevator. Good views at the top as it's perched on a high hill right on the bay. No charge to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Located atop telegraph hill. There was a line at the entrance. They let in a limited number of people at a time, so the line persists through the day. I was in line outside the building about 15 mins. Once inside it took another 45...More

Thank KANewYork
Reviewed 6 days ago

Quite a climb up several staircases just to get to the tower but worth it for the views. Only costs a few dollars to go up the tower. We walked up one side and down another and ended up in Little Italy. Great spot to...More

Thank Keira81
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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21 January 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
22 June 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
22 June 2016|
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Response from Papapeyi | Reviewed this property |
Yes, its 8 dollars per adult