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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.
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1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A wealthy socialite with a deep interest in SF fire fighters, Lilly Coit bequeathed her estate to build a public monument. The phallic tower resembles a fire hose nozzle, a fitting reminder of Lilly Coit's life long passion for SF volunteer firemen. Located at the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coit Tower, the views are amazing! Alcatraz, Golden Gate, Bay Bridge. To top it off you can climb up to the tower and see get more amazing photos. There is also an option to hike up to Coit Tower. Steep steps good views going up...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mc2377
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely landmark with a great view of the city. Main reason I went though was to see the depression era murals. Unfortunately the line to the elevator to the top of the tower goes around the murals, blocking half of them. Admission to the tower...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Juan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

we arrived using muni and climbed a little. there was a que waiting to open at 10, but we entered soon. the view is fantastic, going down using the greenwich stairs was nice too.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank miri s
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument dedicated to to the San Francisco Fire Department. As with lots of hills in San Francisco the views are wonderful and you can see 9 counties from the nozzle top during the day for a fee. From the park at the base your...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

Windows around the entire tower provide excellent photo ops - Golden Gate bridge, Bay bridge, Sausalito, Alcatraz, and most of the city's iconic architecture. The murals around the bottom of the inside of the tower are done by various artists and are quite interesting. If...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Linda L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a morning walk through Chinatown and North Beach and ended up at the tower. It’s a bit of a walk uphill but if that’s not for you there is a bus service or as one guy was doing using an electric bike. You...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SteveJ420
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you don't pay to go up the tower itself, the area at the bottom is lovely and there are still some nice photos to be had. It was clear when we visited, so there is a great photo op of the Golden Gate...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tflynnuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That's my travel pattern to visit the highest tower in the city every time. The tower is a bit old. they get small windows facing 360c of SF city. It's good to come around 4ish so u can enjoy bit of the sunset! Reminder, super...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Chimmysumi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at Coit Tower early (9:20) on a Saturday morning. It doesn't open until 10am but a line started forming around 9:45 to get in. Admission is $9/person to go up in the elevator to the top of the tower. We had a beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Teresa F
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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
neighbourhood 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 neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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25 March 2018|
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Response from garyp281 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you read what is written on the website, and, if you don't trust what you read, email (or call if you can locate a number), and ask?!
21 January 2017|
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Response from Elaine C | Reviewed this property |
Don't think I can help you because my husband and I seen the tower from the road and wondered what it was. We walked up the hill (very steep) and paid at the entrance which is just inside the door. There was no queues and no... More
22 June 2016|
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Response from Jgray0615 | Reviewed this property |
The only way is the elevator . But if you want steps, you could walk up the 483 steps from Filbert to get to the tower itself! We did it and we are 60+ . And yes, we were happy to see the elevator inside. They also give a... More