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“Great views the city, Alcatraz and bridges”
Review of Telegraph Hill

Telegraph Hill
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San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach
Ranked #85 of 535 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.
Summerville, South Carolina
2 reviews
“Great views the city, Alcatraz and bridges”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

You won't beat the views from the parking lot of Coit Tower and the surrounds. You could take the easy way out and drive up but the parking lot fills up fast and traffic gets dicey. Opt instead for a walk up the "hidden" steps from Sansome & Greenwich Streets. It's a beautiful walk through some secret gardens and unusual plantings and there's rumors of wild parrots. Didn't see the parrots on our trip. CAUTION: This is a pretty ambitious walk and a significant number of steps.

Visited October 2013
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Bennington, Nebraska
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“Best Views of SF”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is another must-see in San Francisco. You get a almost 360 degree view of the city and the bay. Parking can be tough. Be sure to read the history and background of the area and Coit Tower. Great photo opportunities.

Visited September 2013
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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
“Must See in SF, but Must be in Good Shape”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

There is a lot of walking on steep hills, so be sure you have your walking shoes and you are in good shape. Take along some water too. The views are iconic and this is a must see in SF.

Visited October 2013
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Nice views of the city”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Fantastic views of the city. Tip, if you are driving here definitely park at the bottom of the hill and walk up. Parking is extremely limited at the top (and only 30min). More likely that not if you are going to go up Coit tower there will be a line and 30min parking is not going to be enough.

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Excellent views”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Be sure to either walk up and or walk the small, winding and broken up stairway that goes through the yards of some of the residents of the hill. It has tons of great views, and the entire walk down is kept clean by the residents. In the spring and summer you can see all types of flowers and vegetation planted along the way making for a peaceful walk.

Visited May 2013
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