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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great spot to view the city of San Francisco in a 360 degree. The walk up the stairs from down near fisherman’s wharf up to the tower could take sometime for someone that is not use to walking upstairs, but you can access by...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited with my partner during our stay in SF and this came up as one of the sights to see, there is a bit of a walk up a hill to get to the tower and then a short lift to the top but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I walked here from Fisherman's wharf - it's a bit of a climb but not too daunting (we are in our 70s). There are good views of the city from the bottom of the tower so we didn't take the elevator to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank somersetbill
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We set off from our hotel in the Fisherman’s Wharf area and headed uphill towards Coit Tower, having been fascinated by the monument since we arrived. Signage was limited, so we just did it the old-fashioned way - aim towards what you can see! The...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the city bus because there is very limited parking there. And the drive up can be a bit dificult. Bring binoculars.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Relax792821
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a delightful lunch in Chinatown, followed by a visit to a bookstore and two dive bars, we continued our walk up the hill to Coit tower. Key phrase here is "up the hill." Telegraph hill is very steep. It isn't a mountain in any...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cleflar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up the winding streets to the perch above the city with amazing views of the harbor, Alcatraz and the bridge. It was late in the day so the light was perfect for photographs. I don't think the tower was open to climb and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only 37 steps from the lift exit to get great views of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Worth the effort to get to the lift from the road. The staff were very entertaining, particularly the lift operator and the security lady/photographer at the top....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Richard T
Reviewed 1 week ago

we walked from Lombard street to coits tower, and we were proud of how many hills we climbed. anyway there was await to go up the tower, but the murals were absolutely stunning on the walls while u wait in line, the cost was reasonable...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank celia n
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were enjoying an afternoon walking from our hotel and visited Coit Tower. The internal tower stairs are not for public use, so we purchased a ticket for the elevator; the queue wasn't overly long and we had maybe a 10-15 minute wait. The views...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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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
neighborhood 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 neighborhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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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 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
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