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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

Monument tower overlooking San Francisco. Tower includes murals from...

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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Best perch of the city with great views

It's a steep climb to get to the top of Telegraph Hill but it's worth it. You don't need to actually go up the tower to appreciate the views. The murals on the ground floor are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I stopped into a grocery store and found out that the stairs to Coit Tower were right next door. I got some juice and then trekked up the 359? (or so ) steps to the top. What a view! Definitely walk it if you're able!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got to see Coit Tower from the top deck of our cruise ship. We toured San Francisco along the Embarcadero and strolled around Fisherman's Wharf. We just ran out of time to see the Tower. Our ship sailed at 4 so we had to see it from the ship. It was still a great view. It will be first... More 

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Richmond, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views are nice. But there are other nice views in this city, many of them free. It cost my family nearly a one hour wait and $30 to see the view from the top. After five minutes, we had seen the view. So back in line to wait for the elevator down. If I had to do it again,... More 

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Lake Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of those San Francisco things that's listed in all the guidebooks that you think you should do, but I found it to an "eh" experience. Maybe it was because my feet were blistered from all the walking around we did before,but I was underwhelmed.

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on a Saturday afternoon. Beautiful sunny day. Waited in line for about 20-30 mins, but it was worth the wait after seeing the 360 views. some of the windows were open so we were able to get some unobstructed shots with our camera.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Parking is hit and miss, especially during tourist season. Some displays inside, but not very handicapped friendly.

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I walked over from my hotel on Union Square in about 20 minutes. It's a great "hike" and includes about a block's worth of "stairs" to get there. Once there, there are beautiful views of the Oakland Bay bride and the San Fransisco Bay Bridge, both incredible to look at. Gives you a great perspective of the city, which can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a steep climb to get to the top of Telegraph Hill but it's worth it. You don't need to actually go up the tower to appreciate the views. The murals on the ground floor are free to look at.

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Santee, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just down the road from Coit Tower is a street called Calhoun Terrace. After you visit Coit, walk the short distance to this street for a wayyyyyy better view. Make sure to walk to the end of the street and look down. Be prepared to have your socks knocked off.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You go here for a great view of the city (when it is not foggy). Drive to the Tower, rather than walk up and you will get less fatigued.

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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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