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A 179-foot tower from which you can see the entire San Francisco Bay.
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Lombard Street at Kearny Street, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really pretty neighborhood with lovely architecture and probably most notably, a great observation tower.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carawasthere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank permia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SkyKing23
Reviewed November 20, 2018

I took an Uber up to Coit tower. Than walked around a bit to get panoramic views, and took the steps down. You get better views that way and it's definitely less challenging that coming up.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Nikos T
Reviewed September 25, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank shearpamela
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pedlerpegg
Reviewed August 14, 2018

It's not all about the summit, of course - there are wonderful views all the way up. But when you get up there, take your time to enjoy the 360 degree views.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kirsty C
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We started our morning on the cable cars, walked though Chinatown and then we walked up Telegraph Hill on the west side to get to Coit Tower. The roads are comically steep. We then walked down Greenwich Stairs. The view up there in Pioneer Park,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Frank D
Reviewed February 25, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank rduinc
Reviewed February 14, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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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.
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