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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 October 23, 2009

After eating a huge meal at Dottie's True Blue Cafe, we needed to walk all those calories off...pronto! We took our time and walked through Chinatown along Grant Avenue, through the North Beach area, and then took the Filbert Street stairs up to the tower....More

2  Thank HI_Travel_Bug
Reviewed October 8, 2009

It was a fantastically clear day. The place was let down by it's untidiness. Yes you could get excellent views of the surrounding areas, but if you wanted to photograph them, it was difficult because of the dirty / scratched glass. Unless I missed it,...More

Thank Apache64
Reviewed September 14, 2009

This sight was the exception to our otherwise lovely visit to San Francisco in August. I am sure this is the norm but we waited 1+ hour on a Sunday mid-morning for the $5.00 cramped elevator to the top. While the view was great from...More

1  Thank jdp890
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
Reviewed August 11, 2009

The views from the top of Coit Tower are amazing although the lift to the top was not so nice! Very cramp and you got the feeling it could break down at any second!

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Reviewed July 26, 2009

I was glad we took the number 39 bus right to the base of the tower. I enjoyed the views of the city. I enjoyed the ride on the bus seeing yet another SF neighborhood. Inside it is extremely poorly organized forcing one to go...More

1  Thank CarlanneNewJersey
Reviewed May 29, 2009

I love this landmark. It's a wonderful place for photography. I loved going to the top in the elevator and looking up and seeing the swirling fog inside the tower. The views may be inhibited by tourists and the Plexiglas windows but it is a...More

1  Thank DoriumLux
Reviewed November 3, 2008

I visited the Coit Tower while I was vacationing in San Francisco during the first week of November. I walked up the streets from the very bottom of the incline/valley area. What a walk/climb! I was quite tired by the time I reached the tower....More

2  Thank ceedog
Reviewed July 19, 2008

From afar, Coit Tower looks so dramatic and beautiful, but up close, it's kind of overrated. I wouldn't consider driving there unless you are unable to make the walk. There was a huge line of cars waiting to get into the tiny lot, and street...More

1  Thank interviewtraveler
Reviewed June 23, 2008

Great view but we walked there from the Fisherman's Wharf area which is a real steep hike. I wouldn't recommend the walking. Drive or take a cab.

1  Thank pilar007
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suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
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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