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“Well worth the walk, superb murals and great views”
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Coit Tower
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San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard...
Ranked #53 of 713 things to do in San Francisco
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 8, 2018

After overcoming another set of great Steps, Coit Tower is worth the effort. Amazing murals at ground level tell a great story, the views from the top are as good as any you will get in the city.

Definitely one for any itinerary for travellers.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

The tower can be seen from much of the Bay area, so nice to go to it. Trees and greenery growing in the arena block - alas - much of the would be view once there. But enough to see that it’s worth being there. Very little parking and at times a traffic jam just to get there. The tower itself is historical and interesting to see and learn about.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jishenker
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Partner and l caught the local bus to Coit Tower.
The bus will take you right to the base of the tower.
Situated on top of Telegraph Hill and completed in 1933, Lillie Hitchcock Coit left a substantial bequest to the city for it to be built.
Taking the lift to the top gives commanding 360 degree views over San Francisco and the surrounding area.
Expect a 40 minute wait when busy, as the lift only takes about 12 people at a time.
Price of the lift to the top for 65+, $5.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 12iguasu13
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We walked to the Coit Tower from our hotel, and loved walking the winding trails and reached the top of Telegraph Hill! The view was magnificent! However, we arrived before the tower was open so I am unable to comment on the murals inside!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This was our first stop on our last day in San Francisco we arrived approximately 45 minutes after the opening (we drove down Lombard St. on the way) time. There was a modest wait to buy tickets but the longer wait was for the ride up the elevator. The detail that went into the paintings that were done at the tower's base is very impressive, just getting a chance to look them over without hurrying by almost makes the wait for the ride worth it. Once we were at the top, the view was worth the wait (there wasn't much fog when we were there). I thought to myself that between the established views you get here and at the surrounding natural vistas like Twin Peaks, and the fog; it's no wonder the skyscrapers don't have observations decks (unless you count the Transamerica Pyramid's camera room {I went to that room on a previous visit}) because they just couldn't compete with this.

If you visit on a weekend, you won't be able to park a car in the area; signage clearly dictates residential permits are required. Muni route #39 will drop you off at the base so that is an option if walking isn't. Parking at the base during the weekday does have a time limit of 30 minutes.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EmeraldCityGlobeTrtr
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