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Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-488-7772
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Monument tower overlooking San Francisco. Tower includes murals from 1934...
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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Come early, parking may be non-existent and lines to the elevator may be long, which has a fee. Once up the tower, views are 360 and stunning. 5/2012

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Come early, parking may be non-existent and lines to the elevator may be long, which has a fee. Once up the tower, views are 360 and stunning. 5/2012

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The best view in SF but you have to sacrifice your legs to climb to the tower. We were there in a very sunny day (but still chilly!) and we enjoyed watching SF in a fascinating panoramic view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great views from the top. Minimal queues when I went and gives you a different perspective on this amazing city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

There was quite a long queue when we visited even though it was later in the day, the views were good though. However you had to queue up again to go back down!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the walk from the embarcado .The path took us up a steep pedestrian staicase through cottage gardens , we eventually reached the coit tower and were rewarded with 360 degree views of San Fransisco.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Line was long, $8 to go up. We drove up to twin peaks and could see a lot so didn't think it was worth it. Nice views from the parking lot. Murals inside were very neat, but the mural tour which is seldom was led by a tour guide that was difficult to hear, so we didn't stay with it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The best view in San Francisco--you get the scope of the true size of the Bay and the placement of the cities and landmarks of the San Francisco area. We walked up from North Beach--a very steep and long walk that will leave you huffing and puffing. We did see places to park a car--that would be infinitely easier!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Every time we'e in SF we visit Coit Tower! I love going inside and looking at the art deco fresco painting that are on all the walls! The views from the top of the tower are great (there is a fee to go up into the observation area), the of SF and the bay from the area around the tower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Money bequeathed by a benevolent lady went on to build this tall observation tower to fulfil the donor'd wishes. Coit Tower lives up to its hype - presenting San Francisco's beautiful views - Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz, Embarcadero, Bay Bridge, the Business District's skyscrapers, and the teeming humble dwellings in the China town - all from a singl... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

San Francisco provides a few experiences that are unique to this beautiful city -- one of them is Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill. After climbing the Filbert Steps to the base of Coit Tower, we entered and paid the fee to go up to the top of the tower. As we walked the inside corridor of the columnar tower, we... More 

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Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-488-7772
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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