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Telegraph Hill

Address: Lombard Street at Kearny Street, North Beach, San Francisco, CA (Telegraph Hill)
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Ranked #74 of 333 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking, Birdwatching
Owner description: A 179-foot tower from which you can see the entire San Francisco Bay.
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking, Birdwatching
Owner description: A 179-foot tower from which you can see the entire San Francisco Bay.
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West Orange, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Neighborhood is very nice and the views are scenic. The best part is the walk down or up Filbert street starting near Coit tower. The road has been converted into a walkway. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens in the back yard of each home. There are a lot of steps so it is a good workout but not for... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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381 reviews 381 reviews
190 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Just a very steep hill leading up to a very tall tower! Still, we felt the need to climb every one of the three or four million steps (or so it seemed) to get to the top. Try it out if you need the exercise!!

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Bellevue
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are in good shape we suggest you walk up the hill enjoy the grounds and the view from the tower. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The price was very fair compared to other venues.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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209 reviews 209 reviews
103 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The walk from the city gets quieter the nearer you get to the Hill. Some parts are steep but it is worth it for the views from the top of the Tower. There are fascinating murals inside the reception of the tower. There is also a lift to the top. We found it best to go after lunch as the... More 

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Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You get many beautiful view locations in San Francisco, and this location is small and crowded. Parking up top is very very limited. Maybe 20 cars. You can park and walk up the hill if you like. Going up to the tower had a long line, we just passed.... WC facilities - one automated self cleaning bathroom on the sidewalk.... More 

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san francisco
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303 reviews 303 reviews
160 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is my favorite hill in San Francisco. The top sight is Coit Tower ---- everything else is very good. So what is there to see in addition to Coit Tower, which is a must-see as far as I am concerned. 1) Views of the city, bay, Alcatraz, Angel Island, Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge 2) One in four... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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145 reviews 145 reviews
58 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very good views of the Bay, bridges, islands within the Bay and San Francisco. Worth the uphill climb that is required. Take a camera.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Age 63, relatively good shape. Had good shoes. Saw no point in the stairs. All the stuff you read about wild parrots and gorgeous vegetation??? Not a parrot or any other bird and as of today, the botanical wonder paled in comparison to the misery of the useless trek. Take your car. There's a great lot. Yes, after all the... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Walked up the hill from little Italy. Quite a hike but some good city views on the way up. 45 min wait for elevator up Coitt tower. Spent time looking at fantastic murals in the lobby. There on a rare sunny day great 360 views of the city. Walked down the Filbert steps pretty. A must do when in SF

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I really enjoyed the hill and the walk, but bring good shoes and be ready to sweat! But you get nice views of the city, and overall it's just amazing. I was surprised to find parking on the top. The elevator was a bit of a bummer with over 45 minute wait. Murals were great. I would try to find... More 

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