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Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94133
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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Beautiful Views, Great Frescos, Great History...

We enjoyed this very much. The Frescoes downstairs were painted by out of work artists during the great depression. They are impressive. The views from the top are excellent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We enjoyed this very much. The Frescoes downstairs were painted by out of work artists during the great depression. They are impressive. The views from the top are excellent. I wouldn't wait an hour to go up, but a short wait is good. It isn't like there are many bad views in SF.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Not sure what the fascination is with this place. I didn't really enjoy the tower itself, but the walk down the steps from the tower is just beautiful. Steep, winding stairs with views into these beautiful private gardens. I admit that I felt a bit like a voyeur staring into people's gardens, but it really was a sight to see.... More 

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Clearfield, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Coit Tower (a.k.a Lillian Coit Memorial Tower) was built in 1933 at a bequest of Lillian Hitchcock Coit to beautify the city of San Francisco. It stands tall on top of Telegraph Hill, visible from anywhere in San Francisco. The parking lot at the tower is small and very limited (expect a long line of cars before getting a spot),... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Coit Tower is one of many landmarks in SF. Parking is difficult, but it is well worth a visit. From the WPA murals in the lobby to the fabulous views, Coit Tower should be on all "to-see" lists when visiting SF.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

its is a very nice walk through the small streets of telegraph hill to climb up to Coit Tower. The surroundings of the tower have been recently renovated and it is pleasant to walk among the trees and through the path that comes to the tower. At the top the view over the city and the bay is wonderful. A... More 

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Phenix City, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This is such a recognized part of the San Francisco skyline that it is great to visit it, go up in it, and learn more about it's history and relevance to the city. This was a fun experience.

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Lancaster, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is a must see only because all the scenes in movies show the tower. Up a big big hill....can also drive or Segway up!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We were lazy and took a taxi from our hotel in Fishermans Wharf to drop us at the Coit Tower. For a reasonable fee, took the elevator ride to the top and enjoyed the wonderful vista in all directions on a gorgeous sunny day. If you don't want to pay to go to the top, you can enjoy the bottom... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

On top of telegraph hill is Coit tower. The view from the top is fantastic and a great place to take photos to remember. Equally interesting is the inside of the tower, with 1930's era murals and a nice gift shop. Getting to the top of the tower is via a 1930's elevator so only a limited number of people... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

The tower is suppose to look like a fire hose to the city and when it was erected, it was such a beaken to all after the such awful time after the earthquake and fires, it was such a generous thing to give the SF community, now it is know for views and awesome deco murals in the inside hall... More 

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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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