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Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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San Francisco's Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Walking Tour

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Stunning views of San Fransisco from this vantage point. The artwork is also well worth the visit.Parking is at a premium here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 April 2016
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Stunning views of San Fransisco from this vantage point. The artwork is also well worth the visit.Parking is at a premium here.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

We went to several vantage points all over the city and this is definitely the best view. It's a workout to climb the stairs from the Embarcadero but you walk through some really nice secluded neighborhoods. Best time to go for nice photos of the hills is in the morning when the light is from the east My only negative... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Fantastic landmark that looms large on the City Horizon. Take the 39 Muni bus to ride to the top of Telegraph Hill or take the Greenwich Steps if you feel like you need some exercise. It's definitely a work out and a half but a beautiful workout as you walk past some hidden gardens and homes that are all but... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

If you are walking you're in for a treat. However, do know there is at least one bus line that takes you near the top of the Coit Tower. If you miss it, the walk is definitely doable but if you know inclines and fitness are not your thing, I wouldn't recommend this attraction. IF you do decide to take... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Before climbing up Coit Tower I took the stairs up Telegraph Hill. Defiantly not for the faint of heart. I loved that runners go up & down this. Once up the hill, you most muster your 3rd wind to climb up the tower. the view is always impressive here. Never mind the self achievements & staggered breathing. =)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Loved this stop. The gardens, the painting and the view. Great walk up the hill from China Town. Wait isn't long and the walk back down from the tower is great. No parking so you should UBER or walk!

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Durham, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The view from the tower and the surrounding parking area are marvelous, but the Depression era murals inside the tower are world class. WPA artists celebrated the city and state in bold, memorable murals that must be seen. Each work centers on a segment of society - journalists, farmers, lawyers, etc. - and it's worth while to stop by the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We very nearly avoided this attraction based on many negative reviews but luckily we checked it out. We walked there from Washington Square park via steps at the top of Greenwich St. Took about 10 mins, very steep hills and many steps. There are limited car parks and bus access if you choose not to walk but the walk was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I'm always amazed how many people walk up to Coit (and the walk up through the neighborhoods itself is pretty cool), but the hike is very worth it. The Tower itself is pretty interesting, but I love the grounds and the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

If you visit Coit Tower you should get there by walking up the steps from the Embarcadero...around 450 I believe. It is quite a work out but really worth the view and chance to see some cool houses up close. The Tower itself is really very cool to check out and the staff is friendly and informative. The elevator ride... 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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