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"Coit Tower" Coit Tower Tip by zChris

Coit Tower, San Francisco: 137 reviews and 263 photos

  Coit Tower seen from Filbert Street
by zChris

Donated to the city by philanthropess Lily Coit in the 1930s, <b>Coit Tower</b> is one of the most visible and best-known landmarks in San Francisco. Crowning Telegraph Hill with a rather Italian-Renaissance architectural appeal, some of the best views of th city can be had from its top. Of course, getting to the tower's base requires quite a hike up Filbert Street and then the Filbert Steps. But even from the base, there's an excellent view over the city. The price to go to the top is $4, and whil it's a little much for a large group, it's definitely worth checking out the spectacular views. To the south stand the skyscrapers of the Financial District, to the southwest rises th hulk of Nob Hill, North Beach sprads to the west, and the Bay surrounds the north and east sides. At the base of the tower are murals celebrating California labour during the Great Depression, which were installed by the Works Progress Aministration. It's swarming with tourists and expensive, but the views simply can't be beat.

Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94133
Directions: At Greenwich St. in North Beach/Telegraph Hill
Phone: (415) 249-0995

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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