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“Worth the walk”
Review of Telegraph Hill

Telegraph Hill
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San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach
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San Francisco's Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Walking Tour
Ranked #90 of 550 things to do in San Francisco
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Owner description: A 179-foot tower from which you can see the entire San Francisco Bay.
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Worth the walk”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

You get some great views of the city and the bay from up here (if its a clear day) which it was the afternoon we went. And the steps back down to the Embarcadero are good fun.

Visited August 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great views!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Take the Filbert steps up to the top of Telegraph Hill and enjoy the view! Awesome 360-degree panorama of the bay - you can really see how hilly the area is. Worth the visit!

Visited April 2013
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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“a little oasis”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

in a city of 800,000, you can find a small little oasis here on telegraph hill and listen to the wind move through the trees, spy some gorgeous houses and enjoy the most beautiful gardens. Its a challenging hump up the hill, but approaching from filbert street and you get the misery over quickly and then you can enjoy a leisurely walk down telegraph hill

Visited April 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Nice view - take the bus 39 up”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

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.

Visited March 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The walk is worth the view!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We walked up the Filbert Steps to Telegraph Hill to tour Coit Tower. The walk alone is worth the experience with tropical lush plants and secluded rest spots. The highlight of the walk up was seeing the wild parrots feasting on cherry tree blossoms. It was an amazing experience to be so close to the parrots while white petals rained down on us while we took their pictures. Make sure to take water and a snack, the stairs are steep (as is every hill in SF!). The views from Telegraph Hill and the base of the tower are phenomenal and the view from the tower is even better! It is worth the $7.00 admission fee. It was a bit disappointing to find plexi glass covering the window openings, but the open air top was nice. The Depression Era murals within Coit Tower were a nice surprise.

Visited March 2013
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