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“Great location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Telegraph Hill

Telegraph Hill
Lombard Street at Kearny Street, North Beach, San Francisco, CA (North Beach / Telegraph Hill)
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Walking Tour of Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach...
Ranked #119 of 721 things to do in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking, Birdwatching
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Owner description: A 179-foot tower from which you can see the entire San Francisco Bay.
Fort Worth, TX
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“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

What a great place to hike up, take a break, enjoy the view of the city and then head back down! Excellently kept grounds.

Visited September 2013
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“Site for unusual memory pictures”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

A site for a camera bug who also has an eye for angles, slopes, eye-catching backgrounds and framing opportunities for memorable pictures. Enjoy! Watch your steps and balance!

Visited August 2013
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“Great views, even if you don't go up the tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Telegraph hill does involve a bit of a sweaty uphill hike, make no mistake, however, it offers a great vantage point from which to take in the views of San Francisco in all its sunny glory. You don't even need to pay the $7ish go up Coit Tower to get the views (in fact, the tower is closed for construction until Spring 2014, so you can't actually go up it at the moment). Just from the accessible (and free) parts of the hill, you get views of the zig zag Lombard St, the red Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Be aware, if you do make the hike up the hill and want to end your walk down at the piers after taking in the hilltop views, there are a LOT of stairs to take down. Worth considering if you have knee problems or trouble with stairs.

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“Nice views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This area has some nice views, but by the time we went there we had already been to many areas with excellent views of the bay. All in all a nice place to view the bay.

Visited December 2013
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“Wonderful views - worth the hike!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Gorgeous views of San Francisco area from Telegraph Hill. Since we were taking advantage of restaurants and cafes; we were happy to exercise and partake in the rewarding views. Coit Tower is currently closed for renovation, but again - worth a look around from a wonderful vantage point.

Visited December 2013
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