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Coit Tower

1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106
+1 415-488-7772
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“elevator ride” (107 reviews)
“degree views” (66 reviews)
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1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great view of San Fran. You can drive up but I prefer to take my visitors up using the Greenwich stairs (corner of Sansome and Greenwich streets). Pretty exhausting trek up hundreds of stairs but exhilarating when you make it to the top. You can...More

Thank Bacinac
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An absolute hike to get to, but it definitely gives you a very commanding panoramic view of the Bay area. Worth a visit, but I would probably recommend against walking the many steps to get to the base of the tower, unless you enjoy the...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coit Tower is nice enough and worth getting to, but you should do it the hard way - up the 453 steps. The avenues and up-close look you get into some absolutely gorgeous homes is worth the sore calves.

Thank Howie60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not necessarily an easy place to navigate to, but if you’re up for an uphill walk, it’s totally worth it!

Thank WanderSteve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun tourist attraction. There is a small fee for the elevator but it's so worth it. If you time it just right and in the right season, you can watch the sunset from the tower. There is a great view of Alcatraz...More

Thank Shelly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the places that you do not have to miss during your visit to San Francisco. The view is amazing.

Thank Alelo1327
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coit tower has been a lover's lane of a place now for a couple three decades . It has a famous old tower built that was named after Sanfrancisco's older quaint residences by name of Lily Coit .who use to chase fire engines down the...More

Thank Grant G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the cable car near our hotel ( Cartright Hotel Union Square) to Union Street caught the number 39 to Coit Tower for the views of San Fran. There is an admission. Took elevator up to the top and the views were great. You can...More

1  Thank klondyke1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went up here near the end of my time in San Francisco. I wish I had done it earlier. Though it is a hike to walk there and then there is the elevator ride to the top ($5 for seniors), the view was amazing....More

Thank Pierre_Kingston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great panoramic views of the city from the top of Coit Tower. The viewing area is quite small so can feel busy at times. Well worth a visit.

Thank John M
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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22 January 2017|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what these people are talking about. I wish people wouldn't answer questions if they really do not know the answer, but... You absolutely can pre-purchase a ticket for a specific date and time. With that ticket... More
23 June 2016|
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Response from Jgray0615 | Reviewed this property |
The only way is the elevator . But if you want steps, you could walk up the 483 steps from Filbert to get to the tower itself! We did it and we are 60+ . And yes, we were happy to see the elevator inside. They also give a... More
23 June 2016|
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Response from Papapeyi | Reviewed this property |
Yes, its 8 dollars per adult