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“Landmark tower in lovely surroundings”
Review of Coit Tower

Coit Tower
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US$49.00*
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San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard...
Ranked #53 of 669 things to do in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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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 4 weeks ago

I had planned to walk up to Coit Tower but it was a very warm day so I decided to take the bus rather then walk the steep streets instead. Bus 39 goes to Coit Tower and the very nice filipino driver was happy to chat and share some travel stories on the drive up there. I didn't have a lot of time and there was a line for the elevators so I decided to just stay at ground level but still had excellent views of the bay, bridges and city.

I also took a walk down the Filbert steps to look at the beautiful gardens and flowers backing on to the steps, returning up to the Tower for the return bus. Parking in the area seemed a problem, with cars being turned away by an attendent due to permit types so the bus is definitely a convenient, cheap and easy option if you dont want to walk up. Definitely worth a visit on a clear day, even if not going up the tower itself.

Thank SnowBees
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Visiting coit tower was my absolutely favorite! Although the line to get to the elevator was long, it was definitely worth it. Once you get to the top you have a 360° aerial view of all of San Francisco which was absolutely breath taking. (Picture one of tower)(pictures 2 and 3 of views from the tower)

Thank Jordan R
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I was walking around San Francisco and saw that Coit Tower was close to where I was. I went to check it out and observed some great views of the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. There are some plaques up in the park that explain the significance.

Thank PHB11716
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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.

Thank simonbrown_01
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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.

Thank jishenker
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