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Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106
Phone Number:
+1 415-488-7772
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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 from the top and work the climb uphill

There is a bus that will take you to the top of Telegraph Hill but if physically capable, I would recommend walking up the hill to the top. You will be able to take in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 March 2016
Lees Summit, MO
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Lees Summit, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

There is a bus that will take you to the top of Telegraph Hill but if physically capable, I would recommend walking up the hill to the top. You will be able to take in the surrounding neighborhoods and foliage as well as varying view of SF. The murals inside the tower are very nice but not as notable as... More 

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Seabrook, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

great views - always nice to learn about something new - its a nice take - we did a walking tour on our own and saw this

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Awesome must see attraction of San Francisco. Check museum opening days/hours before you leave. Easy walking distance to Lombard Street

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Certainly a fun and memorable experience. There are beautiful mural paintings all around the tower. You are led up to the top of the tower in an elevator. Offers fantastic views of the bay and golden gate bridge.

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Ankara, Turkey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

The place has nice view, but nothing more to offer in my opinion. the same wonderful view can be seen in a boat trip to San Francisco Bay...

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We visited San Francisco when the weather was "unsettled" Rain and cold winds were the order of the week but we still enjoyed this attraction despite the exhausting climb to the hill. We discovered later that there was in fact a bus service!!!

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Try to reach it from Greenwich steps . You may get tired but it is nice to see that hidden garden. It is not so special but that is SF is all about. Climbing up and dawn :) once you are on top, you'll see some spectacular views of Alcatraz, golden gate and Bay Area .

Thank shankaleesh
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Go here if you want to see the city from 360 degrees. You can really see it all. Great place, thank you Mrs Coit for your great contribution to the city, the firefighters would be proud!

Thank MatthewClouser
Hurricane, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Coit Tower is worth doing once. It has cool murals all over the walls inside, which are free to view, but it's $8 to ride the elevator to the top. At the top, you can walk around and see the city, which is cool.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We heard that the bus was the best way to stop and visit the Tower on Telegraph Hill and we were glad we did. There are only about 15 parking spots, so tricky to stop and see the tower and views. Excellent photography spot for the city and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Thank 5nn

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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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