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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 September 26, 2011

We were lucky to be staying nearby so couldn't avoid the hill climbs. Enjoyed the history & murals of Coit tower. Also many beautiful walks from here in all directions.

Thank Susannia
Reviewed September 24, 2011

Coit Tower gives a nice view of San Francisco from high on Telegraph Hill. It is a steep walk to the top so you are advised to catch the bus. At the base of the tower you catch an elevator to the top. At the...More

Thank Roddlez
Reviewed September 22, 2011

You can see the Coit Tower from a lot of San Francisco. It's stuck up on top of Telegraph Hill, looking down at the Embarcadero one way and towards the CBD the other. The view from the top is quite stunning - even though it...More

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank Stormydog101
Reviewed September 16, 2011

The views of the city of San Francisco are perfect from this site perched on top of telegraph hill. You feel like you can reach out and touch the TransAmerica tower! This is probably the best view of Alcatraz too. The view of the Golden...More

Date of experience: June 2011
Thank LoveToTravelToo04
Reviewed September 15, 2011

The view from the "ground" level of Coit Tower is fabulous when the sky is clear. In our opinion, it is not worth the money to take the elevator to the top, even on a clear day. It is very crowded at the top, you...More

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank Courtney S
Reviewed September 11, 2011

We queued for about 10-15 minutes to get the lift up. Once up the weather was clear and got some great views of the city. Worth a trip up. The little shop were you buy tickets is also quite good value for tourist souvenirs compared...More

Thank ph1973
Reviewed September 9, 2011

Walked to Coit Tower from Russian Hill as we had heard parking difficult. I had read a lot about this place and was keen to see the commision depression era murals in the foyer. I thought these were outstanding - the more you look at...More

Date of experience: August 2011
1  Thank Terry B
Reviewed September 6, 2011

7 USD to take a lift and making pictures of SF: overrated especially if you come with your family ! I just felt sorry about the poor employee guy which job consisted in pushing the lift buttons all days and desperatly hoping for a tip......More

Date of experience: August 2011
1  Thank FrenchFred
Reviewed September 6, 2011

We live near San Francisco and visit the city often. We have had the pleasure of taking in views from many locations and wanted to do the same from Coit Tower. Big mistake. Here are the down sides: 1. Parking is limited so the traffic...More

Date of experience: September 2011
4  Thank CAfromNYC
Reviewed September 5, 2011

This is neat - but it is $7 to go to the top. The views are better from the de Young museum tower (which is free).

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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