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Address: Lombard Street at Kearny Street, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
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Activities: Birdwatching, City walk sightseeing, Walking
Description: A 179-foot tower from which you can see the entire San Francisco Bay.
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Walked to the top

We stayed in Telegraph Hill and walked to the top. The view was great. The climb was difficult and steep!!! Great area to stay. Very central to where we wanted to go. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Telegraph Hill and walked to the top. The view was great. The climb was difficult and steep!!! Great area to stay. Very central to where we wanted to go. I would stay here again. We stayed 5 days in a rental and it was really well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you drive to the top of Telegraph Hill, you will be able to descend...VERY carefully. Also, a walking trip is a GOOD idea. Jane H.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is the hill that Coit Tower is on. Even without going up the tower itself, there are great views from this hill over the whole of San Francisco.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I walked up the Greenwich Stairs from The Embarcadero to Telegraph Hill, on the way to Coit Tower. After discovering that the wait to get into the elevator at Coit Tower was going to be an hour long, I decided to skip it and just admire the views from Telegraph Hill instead (for free)! The views from the road driving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Telegraph Hill got its name from an obvious source. It’s an almost vertical hill atop which sits the spectacular Coit Tower, constructed in 1933. The views from that tower are spectacular! Telegraph Hill means something else: it’s an SF district, much like Chinatown, Castro, Nob Hill, or Russian Hill. Regardless of whether you visit to ride the #30 bus to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This neighborhood should be on everybody's go to list when they visit SF. It's home to the Coit Tower, Filbert Steps, Greenwich Steps, and wild parrots although I didn't see any parrots when I went. Then again, I wasn't looking for them as I wasn't aware they were there. My visit through this neighborhood was all by foot starting north... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Telegraph Hill includes Coit Tower, Filbert steps and Pioneer Park. Of these, we spent most time at Coit Tower, viewing the city from the highest vantage point. It offers a truly magnificent view!! We took number 39 Muni bus from the Embarcadero to Coit Tower to save walking up the extremely steep hill to the base of the tower and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I visited Telegraph Hill a few times during our recent eight-day stay in San Francisco. Telegraph Hill is a neighborhood in San Francisco. It is one of San Francisco's 44 hills, and one of its original "Seven Hills". It consists of Chinatown, North Beach, and Telegraph Hill areas bounded by Sacramento Street, Taylor Street, Bay Street, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Beautiful area and great view.. Beautiful architecture and lots to see. Plan to take your time wandering around and hitting Hoit tower area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The historic Telegraph Hill overlooking San Fran also has the Coit Tower...As you Walk up or down the stairs you will see beautiful homes along the way

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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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