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I took the Filbert Steps up Telegraph Hill (pure torture) and once I arrived up there even before going up Coit Tower, I was struck by the amazing views of the city and the water. Coit Tower and the views are the reason people venture...More
We sort of let ourselves get lost and wound up here and walking up to coit tower. Wow! The views are stunning we got a very clear view of Golden Gate Bridge from the top across the car park and even used the view finders...More
Undoubtedly the most famous stand out attraction is Coit Tower at the apex. We had an exhilarating climb up Filbert steps to reach it. While waiting for the ascent we admired the multitude of fine murals depicting many aspects of life.
Stunning panoramic vistas are...More
You can see both the Golden Gate Bridge and Oakland Bridge, as well as Alcatraz, from the top of the hill, which is where Coit Tower is located. No need to go up to the top of the tower to see the views (there is...More
This is a gorgeous view in an urban jungle of sorts with wild parrots everywhere and breathtaking views of San Francisco. The parrot flock began around 1990 when one pair of escaped cherry-headed conures (a small parrot species) quickly found an ecological niche on Telegraph...More
We approached Telegraph Hill from the west (Washington Square) side. Sure, it’s steep and there are plenty of steps but the views up on the hill make it worthwhile. Vegetation does obscure some of the views but there are still plenty to be had. We...More
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.