Coit Tower

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1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94133

37.802394 -122.405907

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Monday To Sunday From 10:00 AM To 05:00 PM

 
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You can enjoy the spectacular views here without paying $7 to actually go up to the top of the tower. Parking is limited and waiting in line for a spot can eat up a lot of your time. It may be best to park around the neighborhood and walk up to the tower. Note: Paths can be narrow and steep!

Coit Tower
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One of my favorite SF urban hikes is to take the Filbert Street steps from Battery Street up to this stately monument. Phenomenal views abound!

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5.0
over a year ago

Breathtaking Views – I visited San Francisco a few times in the past and didn?t come across this beautiful spot unit the last time. After revisiting the usual places I leafed through one of the tourist booklet and found this spot. We arrived at the parking lot at the top of the hill in the twilight hours, so we couldn?t go up the tower but the views from below were still spectacular. The photos I took there have light and shadow, colors peaking behind a evening fog with the beautiful San Francisco background that reminds me of classical paintings.

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4.0
over a year ago

A must see – I walked up Telegraph Hill to see this. I have admired it from down below for years, and the trip is absolutly worth it. 360 degree view of the city and the bay. Friendly staff to take you up. Beautiful grounds surrounding the tower. Please don't miss it.

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4.0
over a year ago

An eye-catching landmark featuring WPA paintings and beautiful views. – The Background
As any tour guide will tell you with a sly wink, Lilly Hitchcock Coit, the woman whose money made the tower possible, really had a thing for the firemen who were often found at her mansion. As a tribute to the men who tried to save San Francisco in 1906, Lilly designated that her legacy be used for the beautification of her beloved city.

The View
The views here are spectacular, but if you want to look out from the tower's top, you'd best go during daylight, as Coit Tower generally closes at 5pm. Though the mural gallery and gift shop are free, it'll cost you $4.50 to ride the elevator to the top. If you don't like heights, look in nearby trees; believe it or not, a flock of wild parrots lives in the neighborhood.

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5.0
over a year ago

Great views! – My husband and I recently visited the Bay area from Arizona. We had forgotten that such large bodies of water existed! We saw the Bay, Alcatraz, downtown, and more from atop Coit Tower. The elevator staff was entertaining on the ride up. I had heard that parking could be difficult, so we decided to walk up Telegraph Hill from the twisted part of Lombard Street. I tell you what, we hike all the time out here, but Telegraph Hill had us sweating puddles by the time we got to the Tower! Wouldn't you know, we walked all that way and the parking lot was only half full?! Ah, well. We got a close-up look at the lovely architecture in San Fran, anyway. We could have taken public transportation, which was free on the day we visited due to a Save the Air day, but we were in the mood for some exercise after our 12 hour drive, and boy did we get it! Make sure you take your own water and snacks since, like most touristy places, that stuff is a ripoff at the Tower. The gift shop area was very tight, too, and a little difficult to maneuver around. If you enjoy views, Coit Tower is a must.

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5.0
over a year ago

A MUST – I'd never heard of this place when my friend (from Fresno) suggested we go, while spending the day in San Francisco. I'd already done the golden gate bridge, fishermans warf, pier 39, cable car and chinatown but this took me by suprise. A lot of history to this place and not only in viewing it yourself along the bottom do you learn but the man working the elevator the day I went was full of information, facts and trivia.

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4.0
over a year ago

Sites and Low Money – San Francisco has been my favorite city in the world. When I first went to visit the city I went to all the popular sites like the Golden Gate Bridge and Pier 39. However I skipped over the hype of Coit Tower. So when I came this summer again I decided to go and see it. It was amazing, even though the walk was long. Still the tower was very beautiful and the view amazing, especially at night. Overall it was a good experience. I do however suggest that you should take the bus up to the tower and even though the fee is of 2.50 adults and 1.50 children, it isnt that much.

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5.0
over a year ago

Visit on a clear day – The view from this height is gorgeous. If you're a sucker for great views like I am, this is a must-see attraction.

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4.5
over a year ago

The Sights From A Tower – When I went to San Francisco for my vacation, I wanted to see everything: Golden Gate Bridge, Cable Cars, Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf. When my friend told me to go to Coit Tower, I was like what!!! Then suddenly I came to my answer and said okay. I'm glad I did. Coit Tower is one of th most beautiful buildings in SF. You could see everything from the tower!!! A gorgeous sight to see the city by the bay!!!

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3.5
over a year ago

The Tower by the bay – Coit Tower is such a beautiful place to see San Francisco from. I mean right there in front of you is the Bay Bridge, Golden Gat, Pier 39, fishermans Wharf and much more. I found Coit Tower to be such a wonderufl place to visit and had such great sites to view. However the facilities weren't that great and parking is very hard to get. I suggest taking a bus, taxi, or if you have enough power, walking.

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4.0
over a year ago

BEST VIEW! – Coit Tower offers an incredible view of San Francisco and it's beautiful city! You'd have to pay $5.00 (i believe) to go up the tower, and depending on whether the guy who takes you up tells you a story or not, could give you a little bit more entertainment! Even if you don't go up the tower, it's still a MUST to stop for if your visiting! The great view from the parking lot is something you can't miss out on! Parking is VERy hard, i found myself waiting a couple of hours a few times I went.

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