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A 179-foot tower from which you can see the entire San Francisco Bay.
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Lombard Street at Kearny Street, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took the Filbert Steps up Telegraph Hill (pure torture) and once I arrived up there even before going up Coit Tower, I was struck by the amazing views of the city and the water. Coit Tower and the views are the reason people venture...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very cool part of SF to walk around. Amazing views in every direction! On a nice day, you can even see Alcatraz.

Date of experience: February 2019
5  Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 25 January 2019

One of San Francisco's unique neighborhoods, Italian restaurants, some cafes, a big park and Coit Tower up on top. Lots of interesting architecture.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

We sort of let ourselves get lost and wound up here and walking up to coit tower. Wow! The views are stunning we got a very clear view of Golden Gate Bridge from the top across the car park and even used the view finders...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jtt2345
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Really pretty neighborhood with lovely architecture and probably most notably, a great observation tower.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carawasthere
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Undoubtedly the most famous stand out attraction is Coit Tower at the apex. We had an exhilarating climb up Filbert steps to reach it. While waiting for the ascent we admired the multitude of fine murals depicting many aspects of life. Stunning panoramic vistas are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank permia
Reviewed 17 December 2018

You can see both the Golden Gate Bridge and Oakland Bridge, as well as Alcatraz, from the top of the hill, which is where Coit Tower is located. No need to go up to the top of the tower to see the views (there is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SkyKing23
Reviewed 20 November 2018

I took an Uber up to Coit tower. Than walked around a bit to get panoramic views, and took the steps down. You get better views that way and it's definitely less challenging that coming up.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Nikos T
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is a gorgeous view in an urban jungle of sorts with wild parrots everywhere and breathtaking views of San Francisco. The parrot flock began around 1990 when one pair of escaped cherry-headed conures (a small parrot species) quickly found an ecological niche on Telegraph...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank shearpamela
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We approached Telegraph Hill from the west (Washington Square) side. Sure, it’s steep and there are plenty of steps but the views up on the hill make it worthwhile. Vegetation does obscure some of the views but there are still plenty to be had. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pedlerpegg
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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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