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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
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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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The most amazing view of the whole city

Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill offers the most amazing view of the city, Golden Gate Bridge (in the distance), Alcatraz, and everything else - 180 degrees. It cost us 8$ per adult... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Ingelheim, Germany
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Lancaster, PA
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536 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see only because all the scenes in movies show the tower. Up a big big hill....can also drive or Segway up!

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Thank IrishFan-80
London
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55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lazy and took a taxi from our hotel in Fishermans Wharf to drop us at the Coit Tower. For a reasonable fee, took the elevator ride to the top and enjoyed the wonderful vista in all directions on a gorgeous sunny day. If you don't want to pay to go to the top, you can enjoy the bottom... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On top of telegraph hill is Coit tower. The view from the top is fantastic and a great place to take photos to remember. Equally interesting is the inside of the tower, with 1930's era murals and a nice gift shop. Getting to the top of the tower is via a 1930's elevator so only a limited number of people... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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78 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tower is suppose to look like a fire hose to the city and when it was erected, it was such a beaken to all after the such awful time after the earthquake and fires, it was such a generous thing to give the SF community, now it is know for views and awesome deco murals in the inside hall... More 

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CINCINNATI
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good views of the city. Informative employees. You can drive there but there is limited parking. For the adventures you can walk the steps across the street from the Levi building. Good workout and nice plants/flowers during the walk..

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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked from lombard crooked street over to coit tower. Was a lovely walk with great views and a real appreciation of just how steep San Francisco's hills are. There are stairs leading to the tower from Filbert Street just after you pass Saints Peter and Paul Church which is a beautiful sight in itself. Follow the stairs and the... More 

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you go by foot, it's a nice walk and a good workout. The views are great and you might stumble upon some interesting sites. We saw someone curing Peking Duck up in the sun on a fence.

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view of San Francisco from the top of Coit Tower is hard to better. From Bay Bridge, right around the city, to the Golden Gate Bridge and back to Bay Bridge it its well worth the trip.

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Ingelheim, Germany
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill offers the most amazing view of the city, Golden Gate Bridge (in the distance), Alcatraz, and everything else - 180 degrees. It cost us 8$ per adult to go up to the top. That's a bit much - hence only 4 points. Otherwise highly recommended.

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Austin, Texas
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115 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's worth it to walk up to the top for the views. Also, make sure to explore some of the architecture in the neighborhood at the base of the tower... you can find some Art Deco gems.

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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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