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Coit Tower

1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Telegraph Hill)
415 362 0808
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As featured in 3 days in San Francisco
Ranked #79 of 377 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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McMinnville, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I'd like to know the real history of this place, there is a lot of mixed information but it is a cool site.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you want the best view of the city, this is the place to go. Adults ride the elevator for $8 and once you get to the top you can see San Francisco at its best. We took the steps up to the tower (from the Filbert side) instead of driving, which isn't recommended unless you fancy a workout! It... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

On a whim I climed the Greenwich Steps to Coit Tower. Quite a climb, but lovely nevertheless. In the tower it was about a 10-minute wait for the lift. The murals are probably very nice if you like that sort of thing, but they didn't really grab me. The views from the top were fantastic, and as it wasn't too... More

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New York City, New York
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you're in the vicinity of Telegraph Hill on a nice day, it's worth the steep walk up to Coit Tower for the view of the bridges, water, and North Beach neighborhood. We didn't even go into the Tower; the grounds are nice enough on their own. You can exit down a different staircase.

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Middletown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A lot of touristy things to do in Northern SF but this one is one of the musts!!! There is a charge to take the elevator to the top but you don't need to do so as the views are pretty amazing. Nice murals surrounding the lower levels.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

For only a nominal cost ($8 for an adult), you can get to go to the top of the tower and get a 360 view of the city. Whilst most of the windows are locked shut, they have the two most important one's open. That is the one facing the Golden Gate Bridge and also the financial district. You also... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Surrounded by a small quiet park this is a lovely place to visit. The lobby murals are free to view and worth the trip to the top of the hill, but there is a charge to take the elevator to the top of the tower (about $8). This is a unique landmark in the shape of a fire hose and... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Do visit the Coit tower to see great views and you don't have to go to the top to see great views. It's enough to be there. But if it isn't crowded, go inside the tower and take the elevator to the top. I have visited the place many times.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The view from the top of the tower was spectacular. There is a city bus that takes you right to the steps to get into the tower. The elevator takes you most of the way up, but there are still some steps at the top.

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I rarely give "5" stars, but this place definitely deserves it. First off --- just the majestic charm sitting on the top of Telegraph Hill; from any approach, you see it sitting there on top of the hill (so glad they did not allow any tall buildings around the hill). Second....the beautiful murals inside have been restored....gorgeous. Third....the views from... More

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