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A 179-foot tower from which you can see the entire San Francisco Bay.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“filbert steps” (15 reviews)
“coit tower” (61 reviews)
“wild parrots” (9 reviews)
Lombard Street at Kearny Street, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here directly after our Alcatraz ferry returned to San Francisco. We walked from sea level to the very top of Telegraph Hill where Coit Tower is located via stairwells. The stairwells practically cut through people's backyards making their way up. We did enter...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an an expected surprise. We started out not knowing how many stairs we encountered. This was a good thing because we would not have made the climb. The views and the gardens along the way were beautiful. A fun activity with family.

Thank OTR1937
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Go to Coit Tower, enjoy the mosaics inside, enjoy the views. Walk down the Filbert Steps. Enjoy the unique architecture.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Enjoyed the view from the top. Parking was very limited and competitive. Finally gave up on getting a parking spot and just snapped a couple of quick pictures.

Thank tnvol93
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Crowned with Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill offers spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. We were fortunate in that there were not big crowds during our visit. It is a bit of an uphill hike (by road or stairs) but not...More

2  Thank denver60
Reviewed 11 February 2017

There is great views here and you can look around and see different parts of the city during a variety of weather conditions.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 1 February 2017

It was a pleasant climb, and the views of San Francisco and the Bay were definitely worth it! As a bonus, there is a public rest room at the top. You may ask, “Why is that a big deal?” Well, because it’s one of those...More

Thank SuperTed19
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We dragged the teenagers up the hill. They loved the views and we enjoyed seeing the actual site from the Parrots of Telegraph Hill movie. We watched the New Years fireworks from a nearby street. Great fun.

Thank Bernie D
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Telegraph Hill offers great views of San Francisco. Topped off with Coit Tower, which itself offers even better views, the hill can be ascended on foot for those that are reasonably fit or by car or MUNI bus. The walk itself, assuming you're fit enough,...More

Thank QSM42
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Weekdays you can drive all the way to the top. Every day you can drive up Union to near the top and there is 2 hour street parking. Even if you don't want to go up Coit Tower, the views up here are amazing.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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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