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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 359 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I have been to SF many times but is still one of the best places in SF to visit. The views are fantastic and not to be missed.

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South Portland, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Although when I visited Coit Tower was closed on the inside, the views were amazing. We walked up from the bottom which wasn't THAT bad on the steps for the views you see. We would have never considered visiting here if it was for the people we knew that moved here 8 years ago, a diamond in the rough. Worth... More

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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Coit Tower is currently closed for renovation, but worth the trip for the views alone. We went during the day and in the evening to watch the sunset...gorgeous.

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Macclesfield
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26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I agree with everyone else that this is a great place to view the city from and the tower itself can be viewed for miles around. The walk up the steps is worth it but beware that at the moment the tower is closed for refurbishment so you will not be able to go inside. Look out for the parrots... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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639 reviews 639 reviews
40 attraction reviews
1,080 helpful votes 1,080 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I can only agree with the others: this is a place you have to visit when you're in SFO. The views are fabulous!

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Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Coit tower is a little challenging to reach, because it's at the top of a hill in a residential neighborhood. Parking is difficult, but once there, it's worth the incredible views of the city. Be sure to arrive in time to actually enter the tower and climb to the top because it closes early in the evening.

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Ogden, Utah
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

As Coit Tower is one of the more iconic images of San Francisco, you need to make a point of coming here. The Tower itself is interesting from a storytelling point of view, but more impressive is the walking approach to the tower. Or UP to the tower. It feels that no matter which side of the hill you approach... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I had a walking tour in SF that ends with Coit tower. You can see every place you visited on your feet from the top of the tower. I saw the small Lombard St., golden gate bridge, and other perfect views for the bay and SF city

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Leipzig, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

If you're going to San Francisco... be sure to visit the Coit Tower! There is an elevator to the top. From there, you have the best panoramic sight to the whole city. There is a fine garden on the foot of the tower. You can reach it by MUNI Bus #39 (bus stop near Pier 39 or Washington square). Downwards... More

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Lake City, Florida
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28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is the place to go to see some great views of the city. There are some great murals inside the were done during the depression era. There is an elevator to the top. There is some parking at the tower but we took the bus within a couple of blocks and walked up the hills to the parking area.

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