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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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A throwback to the Past of San Francisco. A fun trip up to the top and opportunities for photos in every direction.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go by foot or public transportation to tucked away spot and visit the tower for free. Be sure to bring your camera and maybe a lunch to eat and take in the 360 degree panoramic views.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're in SF on a relatively clear day, I recommend the $8 elevator ride to the top of Coit Tower for a view that's beautiful and most helpful in comprehending the layout of the city. The other most excellent high view is from Twin Peaks, which is free, but the wind & fog are much worse there. I walked... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wear sensible shoes to walk up and take water with you. The view was good. We didn't queue to see the murals as there would've been a very long wait to get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get there early it gets busy and you want to get to the top before the fog covers up the view. Plan to spend time studying the murals and reading about the history. An incredible view, and a great stroll (down hill!) ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A throwback to the Past of San Francisco. A fun trip up to the top and opportunities for photos in every direction.

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all, we decided to walk to Coit Tower and it is a really long, high climb. There are tons of stairs just to get to the tower. Then we got in and the line to ride up on the elevator wrapped around the lobby. For $8 per person we decided it wasn't worth the wait so after taking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views from the top of the tower are amazing, you can't find a better spot to take some pictures with your girlfriend or wife or visa versa.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whole family enjoyed Coit Tower. The hike /climb, the views of the city are worth the trip. We didn't go to the top of the tower as lines were too long. Would recommend going even without going to the top of the tower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Tuesday afternoon and waited in line about 45min before getting to go up. The views are beautiful and it is a great way to see the bay and the city. You can see great views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard St, Alcatraz, Piers, etc... There is a fee of $6-$8 to go up. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the best views of San Francisco. I've only been up here at night. This is a 360 degree view of the city by the bay. I'm sure the view is great during the daytime too, but it was especially pretty on a clear but windy night.

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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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