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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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  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 11 July 2016

While waiting in line, the murals inside the tower were great to view and learn about. 360 degree views of the city.

Thank tkttran
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

A little steep to get in (8 bucks for an Adult). It was pretty packed getting up as we had to wait about 30 minutes. There is only one elevator to accommodate everyone. Once we got up we had a great 360 degree view of...More

Thank jessandjosh
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I would leave car or public transportation. Rather take a hike. The walk to Coit tower is more fun and scenic.

Thank Abhinavaa
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I think there's a Muni bus that goes up to Coit - or if you come early you can drive up and there's limited parking at the top. But we elected to walk through China town and all the way up that side and down...More

Thank Jules T
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Got yelled at the whole time.. Long lines with snooty patrons terrible experience but the views were great... Adults were being huffy and puffy because the kids were looking out the windows no step stools nothing... The artwork was sub par

Thank LeeAnne H
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

It's my second time. The first was by a car. The second was by walk. Yes! From Pier 15/17, you can cross the street going to the direction of Levi's Plaza and go straight up to Coit Tower using the narrow (not to mention steep)...More

Thank CuriousTraveller5678
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This another must see place. Coming from Australia it is not mentioned or featured as a tourist place (unlike the bridge, Lombard st etc). We went for a walk around the found it by accident and were very pleased that we did. There was bit...More

Thank Lini999
Reviewed 8 July 2016

A friend recommended we visit the Coit Tower if we had time. On the way to Lombard St from Mama's where we'd had breakfast, this was an easy add on which I'm so glad we visited. Interesting piece of history with recently renovated murals, plus...More

Thank Lucy323691
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I took bus 39 from the Fisherman's Wharf and the bus stopped right at the stair entrance to the tower. It was just too convenience and what a great way to see the panoramic 360 degree views of San Francisco ! There's wait time to...More

Thank Roderick88
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Great views from the top of the tower a lift takes you nearly to the top You need to climb 30 odd stairs to reach the top viewing area There are queues but generally you are in within 25 mins but whilst waiting look at...More

Thank Bazzioni
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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If I book a ticket, will I have a time slot & if so will that ensure I get to go up at that time?
21 January 2017|
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Response from Elaine C | Reviewed this property |
Don't think I can help you because my husband and I seen the tower from the road and wondered what it was. We walked up the hill (very steep) and paid at the entrance which is just inside the door. There was no queues and no... More
Is it possible to go up to the tower peak by stairs, not by elevator? If yes, do I need to pay for that?
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
Is the entry to the tower & visit to its peak involve any fee ?
22 June 2016|
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Response from Papapeyi | Reviewed this property |
Yes, its 8 dollars per adult