Telegraph Hill
Telegraph Hill
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A 179-foot tower from which you can see the entire San Francisco Bay.
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This is a cool neighborhood and a great place to walk around. The crown is Coit Tower which is worth a visit for the murals inside. And Grant Street is the shopping area for bars and restaurants. Lots of flavor on the streets.
Written October 17, 2021
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Elaine A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This hike was delightful! I learned so much I didn't know and I've been going to the Bay Area for decades. Dennis, our guide was raised in the area and new all sort of things. I won't ruin the surprise(s) for you, but take this tour! But be sure you can handle steps, the hills are steep.
Written May 23, 2023
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Becca_C
Seattle, WA252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Telegraph Hill is the hill on which Coit Tower is located. You can get a fantastic view of the Bay, that famous Lombard St block, and bridges without paying to go up the elevator of Coit Tower. If you want a real workout and test of endurance, walk up Kearny St from the South side of the hill; that's a sense of accomplishment. If you want to save your legs, just take the #39 bus.
Written March 12, 2008
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TravelSneak
San Francisco218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011
Take a walk from Coit Tower down the eastern steps ("garden district") of Telegraph Hill. I think the steps are technically Greenwich Street. You will be transported to old England - old wooden steps, tiny gates leading to charming cottages- trees and flowers everywhere. This is the home of the famous "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill". This 10 minute walk is one of my favorite spots in the city, one that most tourists do not know about.
Written April 14, 2011
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gadgetguy11
Lexington, KY700 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
Telegraph Hill includes Coit Tower, Filbert steps and Pioneer Park. Of these, we spent most time at Coit Tower, viewing the city from the highest vantage point. It offers a truly magnificent view!! We took number 39 Muni bus from the Embarcadero to Coit Tower to save walking up the extremely steep hill to the base of the tower and recommend this!!! There is an elevator up Coit Tower and a small fee.
Written July 19, 2015
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA25,281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
A very cool part of SF to walk around. Amazing views in every direction! On a nice day, you can even see Alcatraz.
Written February 19, 2019
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Ben K
Brussels, Belgium147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
There are some nice views on this hill. It is very easy with bus 39 from pier 39 to go up, and walk down seeing all others struggle to go up.
Written April 4, 2013
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Mazda20
Fremont, CA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best way to travel to Telegraph Hill is to hike up the trial which also includes stairs. This will not only provide you with a great hike and good views but will eliminate the need to find a parking place at the top. This is a popular destination so parking is difficult. Once at the top of the hill, you will have commanding views of the city in all directions. Inside the tower, you see the murals commissioned under the Public Works os Art Project, a new deal program. These painting depict many areas of life. For a fee, you can ride to the top of the tower.
Written February 2, 2012
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rduinc
Annapolis, MD2,148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
A real challenge to get here if you choose to take stairs, but well worth it. The views along the climb are awesome as there are cool houses and gardens to look at, and you are pretty much right in people's back yards. Also kind of interesting to see how people have added to their yards by taking over some of the nearby hillside. But once at the top, you'll forget how much work it was and just enjoy the incredible view. The return trip down the stairs is very easy!
Written February 25, 2018
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Alexander172R
Michigan3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Wonderful climb (~600 steps) through the Filbert Street Steps neighborhood - beautiful gardens and interesting homes line the route to the top. Start on Sansome Street (at the base of Filbert Street). There's free 2-hour parking on street that was still available at 9:00 AM on a Sunday morning.
Skipped the Coit Tower and saved the $8 elevator fee.
Written February 14, 2018
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