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Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106
Phone Number: +1 415-488-7772
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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Panoramic views of city

Quite an uphill slog to get there if on foot, but well worth it. There was a long wait (45 minutes) to get to the lift to the top. The views were amazing, windows all round.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite an uphill slog to get there if on foot, but well worth it. There was a long wait (45 minutes) to get to the lift to the top. The views were amazing, windows all round.

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I highly recommend the walk, and highly dis-recommend the drive. Parking looked like a nightmare, unless you love waiting for a spot to open, while a city bus is honking at you. On the other hand, the walk was pretty awesome. You can see some really interesting a houses along the east stairs, including a pretty great little community garden... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to walk to Coit Tower from our hotel. From the water front side we had to climb many steps to get up the hill to Coit Tower. The saving grace was the nice garden beside the steps and alongside the interesting houses. Once at Coit we bought tickets for the elevator to top. Waited about 10 minutes in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth trip up for a good view of the area. Best to have vehicle to drive up to the tower. Tower is typical of such landmarks but the view of San Francisco is very good.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't drive, walk. It's part of the fun. Once there the views of the city are magnificent - excellent views of the Golden Gate Bridge on a clear day. And don't miss the murals inside the tower.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only had one day in SF, and our visit to Coit Tower was well worth the time. The views are unbeatable and the art murals help pass the 20 minute wait to get up the tower elevator. Telegraph Hill itself was worth the climb up from North Beach and a spectacular walk down the other side along the pathway... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the city bus all the way to the top of the hill and disembarked at the front door of Coit Tower which was a good idea as parking is very limited and the hill is very steep to climb if you are on foot. During our visit, a good portion of their parking was blocked off with construction... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great stop in your site seeing of the city. The tower provides a 360 degree view. You get the bay, the wharf, the city, the port, and the Pacific Ocean. Absolutely worth the $8 elevator ride.

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Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simply a must see location in SF, be warned not easy to access if you walk - not for the faint hearted. Worth the visit - find out what bus goes there - bus fares are about $2.00

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want some great views of the city the. It's worth a trip up Coit Tower. Quite a steep walk up Telegraph hill area to get there but worth it. Once in the tower area there is a lift up but that stops short with a few short steps to take you to the views. Fantastic on a clear... More 

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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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