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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 #80 of 374 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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East Liverpool, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have a bad knee and the staff didnt want me to walk the top 15 steps from the elevator, my wife & I got to go out a special door to see the sights just us and a tour guide for 20 min til we were ready to go and it was such a better view because there were... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We climbed up the hill just because we heard of the name, not too sure of what we would find. It was late afternoon so the tower had like an1h30m of waiting. SO we did not go up the tower. Still we thought the views were spectacular. What is neat is that you can see San Francisco from many angles.... More

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Plantation, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Not a must see, but you should stop by and check out San Francisco from above. Bus lines can take you if you don't have a car.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My friend and I walked up to Coit Tower by going up the steps. It was quite a steep climb up the steps but it was worth it. We had to wait for a while in a queue because it was busy but we got a great view from the top especially as we were lucky and it was quite... More

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Burlington, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must for a SF traveler. We took the bus from below the hill up to the tower (you can walk it if you want.....pretty steep). Hear the are garden steps on one side but did not see them. It is stunning area and the view from the top is extraordinary. Enjoy.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
59 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I had a list of things that I wanted to see on our first day in SF & this was one of them. It was quite a climb through the streets to the tower, but the views from the top were excellent. The murals inside are so interesting. One has all sorts of things going on in a street scene,... More

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Clayton, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Our family took the bus to Coit Tower...I wasn't in the mood to climb up there. The view of the city is very good. It's a great experience if you've never been to SF and want a bird's eye view of the city. It was reasonably priced at $7 each for adults and $5 each for youth between 12-16.

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West Jordan, Utah, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Made the walk from Pier 39 up to Coit tower. This is not a walk for everyone. It is a very steep climb up streets and then lots of stairs right up to the tower. I walked with my girls (8 and 11) and they made it, but were very tired toward the end. The views were well worth it... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Friends took us to tower and thank goodness they did! Short wait in line was rewarded by viewing pleasure upstairs! A cheap and great way to see the city and take some great photos. The murals in the reception area are also worth the time to see, read and admire!

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went to Cafe Divine on WAshington Square and had a great brunch. Then we watched a bride arrive at the Peter and Paul Church where apparently Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio posed for photos. Then we got the number 19 bus to Coit Tower. Great views over to Bay Bridge but often fog over the Golden Gate bridge. We... More

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