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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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Great Views of The Bay Area

It's worth the $8 entrance fee for the views of the city and whole bay area. If you suffer from vertigo you might want to give it a miss though!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I googled the opening hours. On the official site: open till 6 pm I took specially for that a taxi. Only to get turned away by 4.30 pm because there are too many people. The line was not very long. approx 20 people. Come back tomorrow. Well tomorrow I'm not in this beautiful city anymore...and I certainly will never come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It's worth the $8 entrance fee for the views of the city and whole bay area. If you suffer from vertigo you might want to give it a miss though!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It's top on the hill and you can see the whole city 360 degrees. I have visited this place by bus and bus #39 brings you right in there. You should take the bus bcz it is so high and by walk is kind of impossible. Loved this place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Small entrance fee but great views from the top. A couple of windows needed a bit of a clean. A few windows were were left open which made viewing much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We walked up Telegraph Hill through the maze of wooden stairways past the Telegraph Hill Dwellers. It's a 'good' walk leaving me slightly out of breath. The $8 elevator ride to the top of the 210' high tower offers a superb 360 view of the city. Views of all bridges, Tiberon, Alcatraz, Lombard Street and the Piers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Completed in 1933, Coit Tower offers incredible views of the Bay, including the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. There are many staircases you can climb to catch a rare glimpse of the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill. You usually hear them more frequently than you see them, but when you catch them, they are amusing to watch. There is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A must-do if you're anywhere in the vicinity. Take a winding drive up Telegraph Hill to a tiny parking area. You'll likely have to wait for a space to open. The views are beautiful. You can also tour the inside of the tower and ride up the lift. Touring is free; lift is $8.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We almost passed on this stop on our self guided tour but on the last day checked it out. Limited parking at the top but two accessible parking spots. Nice views from the grounds even without going up the tower which is 21 stories by modern measure or 13 stories from the era it was built in. There are accessible... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I visited on a Sunday and the tower itself was closed but as you are at one of the high points, it doesn't really matter. You can see the vast majority of the city and bay, with an interesting small park. Worth the trek up, but it is also on the bus route if you really want to take it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Worth the trip up the lift to see the views of the city. Only takes a minute in the lift and the views of the city make it worth the cost. On a clear day you can see San Francisco in its glory.

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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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