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“Wonderful views”
Review of Coit Tower

Coit Tower
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Viator Exclusive: San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Plus Bike & Bay Cruise
Ranked #34 of 535 things to do in San Francisco
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful views”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

It was a bit out of the way of the main sights so we caught a taxi up to the tower, which was the best idea. The murals were not available for viewing unfortunately. We found the entry signs for tickets confusing but the short trip in the manned lift was worth it for the 360 degree views, including Lombard Street curves! Enjoyed the walk down the north side steps to Napier Lane, a boarded walk alongside attractive gardens and homes built on the hillside.

Visited June 2013
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Evansville, Indiana
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“Long climb just to the tower”
Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Our tour bus didn't tell us that there's an easier way to the tower, so we turned right where they told us and.... Holy cow! What a tall mountain. Si steep that the cars can't park parallel to the street, they have to park at 90 degree angles. We got over half way up and a very nice gentleman told us how to get back down without so much of a hassle. We appreciated this because my mom was pushing a walker! She's such a trooper and I am SO PROUD OF HER!!

Anyway, once we got all the way up, it was $7 for a ticket to the top of the tower. And more stairs. Though there is an elevator that saves you a whole 3 stories.

But the view was so worth it all. Absolutely amazing 360 views of the city. And we came back down the way the sweet gentleman explained and it was such a nicer walk.

Would I do it again? Probably.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2013

It is a bit expensive but the veiw was worth it!! can see the whole city from the top of the tower. I heard that at night the tower is lit uo and is very nice.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing Views”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

The views from the top are amazing, if a little restricted by all the safety installations. The ride up in the lift is a tad cramped but the reward certainly makes up for the discomfort. The sweeping views of San Francisco and the Bay Area are breathtaking and you get an amazing perspective of the Hilly City.

Visited November 2012
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Hamilton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“amazing view”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

the elevator was a little cramped, but so totally worth it. the view was insanely beautiful. you can see EVERYTHING from up there. the views of alcatraz are awesome, and the both bridges also

Visited June 2013
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