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A visit to Coit tower is well worth because of 2 reasons:
- the murals on the ground floor are simply amazing
- beautiful view of the city from the tower top.
The only way to get up is by the small elevator so it...More
Steep walk up from the piers. The bottom floor was interesting with murals going all the way around the tower. Top of the tower provided great views of Bay & Golden Gate Bridges, Alcatraz and surrounding area. Local staff member was very friendly and gave...More
A wealthy socialite with a deep interest in SF fire fighters, Lilly Coit bequeathed her estate to build a public monument. The phallic tower resembles a fire hose nozzle, a fitting reminder of Lilly Coit's life long passion for SF volunteer firemen. Located at the...More
Coit Tower, the views are amazing! Alcatraz, Golden Gate, Bay Bridge. To top it off you can climb up to the tower and see get more amazing photos. There is also an option to hike up to Coit Tower. Steep steps good views going up...More
Lovely landmark with a great view of the city. Main reason I went though was to see the depression era murals. Unfortunately the line to the elevator to the top of the tower goes around the murals, blocking half of them. Admission to the tower...More
This monument dedicated to to the San Francisco Fire Department. As with lots of hills in San Francisco the views are wonderful and you can see 9 counties from the nozzle top during the day for a fee. From the park at the base your...More
Windows around the entire tower provide excellent photo ops - Golden Gate bridge, Bay bridge, Sausalito, Alcatraz, and most of the city's iconic architecture. The murals around the bottom of the inside of the tower are done by various artists and are quite interesting. If...More
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.
Don't think I can help you because my husband and I seen the tower from the road and wondered what it was. We walked up the hill (very steep) and paid at the entrance which is just inside the door. There was no queues and no... More
Don't think I can help you because my husband and I seen the tower from the road and wondered what it was. We walked up the hill (very steep) and paid at the entrance which is just inside the door. There was no queues and no time slots. We just "rocked up" and went in. After seeing this place I am so glad we did NOT get this on any tour. I don't think it's worth that. You are only in there for an hour at the most. It's nothing too special but it is informative of a piece of San Francisco's history.
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
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 senior discount $5.00.