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Coit Tower

1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Telegraph Hill)
415 362 0808
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Ranked #81 of 375 Attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Monument built in honor of the city's volunteer firemen, with an observation deck that provides a great view of San Francisco.
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Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Pick a day with good weather and head up to the top of Telegraph Hill. Bus #30 will take you from Washington Park if you want to use public transport. Be careful with driving to the top, because there are only a few spots near the base of the monument. Once they fill up you have to wait, because there... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate to find a city bus that took us right to the door of Coit Tower. Otherwise, it is a very steep walk. The elevator ride to the top is about $7.00 and the view is worth it. We were there on a sunny day when the windows were open so it was nice to take photos. As... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We got off the cable car at Washington Square and walked up to Coit Tower early on a Saturday morning. It is a steep hike but not long and worth the effort. The view is fantastic. We did not get to go inside as it was not open . Like other tourists, we could not get information when it would... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

From the Bay you can not miss seeing Coit Tower standing tall on top of Telegraph Hill. This white art deco tower was built in 1933 and for a fee you can take the lift to the top for 360 degree views over the city and the bay. The tower is also famous for the murals on the lower level... More

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I enjoy seeing and visiting Coit Tower. It is a scenic landmark for San Francisco. I have also visited Coit Tower to take in the 360 degree panoramic view of San Francisco from the tower. The tower is in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. The park around Coit Tower is called Pioneer Park. Coit Tower was built in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Nice little trek up to Coit through some very traditional SF streets. Great views from the top of Telegraph Hill! You take a lift to the top of the Tower. This gives you access to some of the best scenic photography in the area. Great city and water views. Careful when the lift is operating as it vibrates the top... More

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

the tower looks great if viewed from the SF bay. Especially al night. If you want to climb the tower, be advised that you do have to walk up some pretty steep roads to get there. But that's no exception in SF. The view is ok, but not worth the wait at elevator. The murals are not very special imo.... More

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Bondi, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Simple to get to, the line isn't too painful and you get spectacular views of the city. There's a line I get down the tower too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Strolled up from North Beach and were rewarded with a great view of the Bay. Cloud was rolling through the Golden Gate in a decidedly picturesque fashion and Alcatraz sat, glowering at us accusingly. The murals at the base are well worth viewing. We didn't ascend the Tower itself, as the views from outside were splendid enough. Strongly recommend walking... More

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Palatine, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Since we could see the Coit Tower from our hotel room, we had to make a trip to see it up close. I will say that it is quite a workout to get there - but it is not without benefits. First of all, the path to the tower from downtown San Francisco winds through the North Beach area, full... More

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