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Coit Tower

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Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-488-7772
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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This tower has impressive murals downstairs, which are reason enough for visiting. If you go there by foot and have to climb the steep streets, make sure you are in shape or take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Burlington, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Some of the best views I felt were from the parking lot, there is no need to spend the money to go up the tower. At the top there is a 360 view of the city with windows covered in plexiglass which caused some reflection in pictures. The parking lot has views of the half the city including the golden... More 

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Espergærde
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fabulous view from this tower. The trip up there is probably not for everyone, but it's worth it when you get up there.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This tower has impressive murals downstairs, which are reason enough for visiting. If you go there by foot and have to climb the steep streets, make sure you are in shape or take your time. The views from the top are pretty impressive, but keep in mind that San Francisco is a foggy city and you can't really see a... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The view was incredible, but the tower as a tourist attraction was not very impressing. a tall round concrete tower, with an elevator and a viewing-deck on the top. 8$ each, and 30 min waiting, on top of getting to the tower was barely worth it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A beautiful tower at the top of Telegraph Hill Blvd. It reminds me of a lighthouse, don't worry you don't have to walk up, there's an elevator to the top. And wow when you get up there, you get a 360 degree view of San Francisco. Great sightseeing when you're in town.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Coit Tower is an obvious SF icon, so if you're here as a visitor you're almost obligated to go. And, I recommend that you do - if for no other reason than to see the murals. They are simply stunning. The view from the top is stunning as well, but unless you get there the minute they open (hint, hint)... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Okay so maybe I'm a little hard to please. After all I've stayed on the 20th floor of the Fairmont Hotel, gone to Twin Peaks and cruised the bay on a 32-ft boat -- I've seen views all over this city. Coit felt to me like just another view. The interesting part though is that it's 360 degrees. It's quite... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

WPA era murals about California at the interior base of the tower have been restored and they are beautiful. Even if you skip the paid elevator ride to the top, stop and look at the murals!

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Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Make the trip to the top!! not a lot of parking at the top but you can park lower down and walk up. Good shoes recommended. Spend the extra and go up to the top of the tower it self. the views of the bay area all around are amazing. We were lucky enough to catch a cruise ship coming... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It's worth the hike to see Coit Tower, with it's recently restored murals from the 1930's. And the view is pretty amazing!

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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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