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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
+1 415-488-7772
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 August 2009

Went to Coit Tower on Saturday with family, and parked at the top in the parking lot. There is no parking meters in front of each stall. Went into the tower area, and looked backed to see a parking enforcement officer writing me a ticket....More

29  Thank Hartman102
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 October 2006

I was thinking I'd start writing reviews about my fave places, but Coit Tower sticks out in its lameness. San Francisco is nothing but hills, people. Why pay $4 to take an elevator to a view? Amazing views are around every corner (well, on top...More

8  Thank Kerouackackack
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Reviewed yesterday

A real gem of a place and a must visit. Fantastic views over the whole city (all directions) is a reward for a short 15 minute queue. Don’t worry while you queue you get to see some fabulous art work, murals painted to depict everyday...More

Thank Allister16
Reviewed yesterday

We walked to Coit Tower from the coast, which was a fairly strenuous but enjoyable walk. We weren't that impressed with the murals inside the tower to be honest but good to look at whilst you're there. The viewing platform gives excellent panoramic views so...More

Thank mcglassa
Reviewed yesterday

Ms. Coit may have been unconventional in her day but she left a lasting beautiful legacy to the city. A wealthy woman she was famous for her fascination with firefighting and was made an honourable member of a firefighting company. While waiting to ascend the...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Coit tower is a very interesting place, not only for the great views, it also has some amazing murals that were made by americans inspired by Diego Rivera murals. They show San Francisco life at that time. The bridges and the skyline look amazing...More

Thank billiejoepumpkin
Reviewed 5 days ago

Historic Tower built early 1900's on a hill. You ascend in a lift, up a few stairs and have outstanding views of the city, bay area and other sights. The downstairs gift shop has some unique offerings. Amazing architectural building.

Thank CDAussie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spectacular views but parking is extremely limited. Wonderful murals. Friendly staff team. Reasonably priced gift shop.

Thank Delceno M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Coit Tower has excellent 360 degree views of San Francisco. It is accessible either by bus or if you like stair climbing, use the Greenwich steps, which is tiring, but worth it. The top of the tower is accessible by some more stairs and...More

Thank dontcallmesharon
Reviewed 6 days ago

The views in October were perfect. Clear and crisp. Sure there are other "view" points in the city but this is worth the climb because there are no other buildings around to get in the way of a 360 degree view of the city and...More

Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want one of the best views of the beautiful city. This is the place to get it. And with the romantic story behind the tower. It’s a perfect coupe place to visit in San Francisco

Thank thorn133
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first stop in San Francisco. We went to Coit Tower and took elevator to the top. The weather was sunny that day and hardly any clouds on the sky. We had an amazing 360 view of San Francisco and we couldn't asked...More

Thank Daniel O
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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 Steve J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what these people are talking about. I wish people wouldn't answer questions if they really do not know the answer, but... You absolutely can pre-purchase a ticket for a specific date and time. With that ticket... 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