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

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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Long hike. Great view.

I suggest you drive or ride to Coit Tower. It is a long walk to the top from the bottom of Telegraph Hill.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place to visit on a sunny day or night with out of down visitors. Not far from San Francisco's China Town, the North Beach area. Up a small hill with this incredible 360 degree view of San Francisco. One can see the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and several islands in the bay. There is an elevator... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a nice way to view the city on the last day from a high-up, 360 perspective. The surrounding area was very pleasant to walk around. Much like a lot of San Francisco, it was very steep to get to. Not much to see inside the lower ground of the tower, but this is made up by the view.... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited mid morning after the fog has lifted from the city and the 360 degree views were fantastic. Had to wait a little while for the lift up but a must do in SF!

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san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Coit Tower is one of my favorite spots in San Francisco. On a clear day you can see both the Golden Gate, and the Bay Bridge as well as Alacaratz

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I suggest you drive or ride to Coit Tower. It is a long walk to the top from the bottom of Telegraph Hill.

Thank Cotts-KK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An enticing mix of physical workout and geography lesson. Approach from the Embarcadero up the steps to get your bearing of the city before pushing on west down Lombard.

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

It took half an hour on a chilly day but the view was beautiful... It was a crisp clear day with no smog so we could see for miles in All directions. The Lift operator was a funny guy too..

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First full day in SF and so we decided to walk from our hotel in the Financial District to the Coit Tower. We meandered through a number of residential streets starting to get the 'feel' of the real city. The staff working at the Tower were very helpful and gave the impression that they really cared about this wonderful building.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge line up!!! does not worth the 1hour line wait! The view was ok but it takes only 1 minute to see the view through windows.

Thank Andreas S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place can be a bit tricky to get to, but it is worth the trip. (Hint: take a bus from Fisherman's Wharf.) You can get the best views of the city from the top, but hold on to your hat because it's windy up there.

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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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