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Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94133
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+1 415-488-7772
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Monument tower overlooking San Francisco. Tower includes murals from 1934...

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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San Francisco's Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Walking Tour

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great view in many directions, but can be very crowded

Of course it is a SF icon and a "must" see .. But beware: - there is very limited parking and you may get stuck in a long traffic jam trying to get up if you take a car... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Zürich, Switzerland
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Zürich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Of course it is a SF icon and a "must" see .. But beware: - there is very limited parking and you may get stuck in a long traffic jam trying to get up if you take a car - walking up from the Piers via Filbert Street Stairs can be quite strenous, although beautiful. Tip: Get some good food... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's all about the view. From the top there's a fantastic view on San Francisco and the Bay Area. You can climb the 445 steps, go by car or take public transport that stops in front of Pioneer Park, near to the Tower.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Want to see the great view over San Francisco and the Bay Area, Coit Tower is the place to be. Although, you have to wait a little bit long in the line. But it is worth doing it once you see the view!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We paid $8 per person to go to the top. They make you take an elevator then you have to climb about 21 steps. It's the only place you'll be able to have a 360 degree view because you're surrounded by windows.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The drive to Coit Tower up Telegraph Hill is beautiful and worth the drive. We were not able to go to the top of tower as parking is limited near the tower and we did not want to wait, but still saw beautiful views on the drive up and at the base of the tower. The tower can be seen... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Taking the back steps leading up to the Coit Tower is always rewarded with a wonderful view. I have taken the steps on many of my past trips. Such a view!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the Coit Tower, you have excellent views of the Oakland Bay bridge and the waterway between the City of Oakland and San Francisco. Their are places to park on the road up to the Tower, alongside the road, and you can take a short hike up to the Tower itself. The story behind the tower is provided on monuments... More 

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USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Come here for great views of the city from high in the tower. Take the short elevator ride to the top of the tower and enjoy the city. Parking is limited so keep this in mind in your planning. Right in the city and easy to identify.

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Edmonds, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coit Tower is situated at the top of historic Telegraph Hill. Unless you are a resident of the hill, there is no other reason to make the trip. But don’t let that deter you because it is definitely worth the effort. While you can drive to the top, there are limited parking spaces. If you are in shape, you can... More 

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Christchurch
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Did the Coit Tower first time we went to San Fran (approx 2009) but queued for a long time to get up and didn't think the views warranted the amount of time the whole experience took.

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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. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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