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Coit Tower, San Francisco

Categories: Monuments, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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Built to beautify the city with the bequest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit, Coit Tower was completed in 1933. The murals that wrap the tower's rotunda were commissioned by the Public Works of Art Project as part of the New Deal that same year. Murals in the rotunda are open to the public, but those in the stairway are only accessible on Saturday mornings via tours arranged with San Francisco City Guides. The inside was originally intended as a restaurant; however, it was converted into an exhibition space before the tower's opening. Take the elevator to the top for views over the city and bay. To visit Coit Tower and get the most from your holiday in San Francisco, create itinerary details personal to you using our San Francisco vacation trip planner.
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  • Deifinitely worth the 8 bucks. It has a best view of SF. On every side. It opens at 10am, way up is by elevator. 
  • This is one of the vantage points of the beautiful San Francisco. Is easily accessible by car, bike or walking and allows views in 360 of the city and is free. Useful to see it back or on the way to the Lombard Street
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  • We arrived at Pioneer Park atop Telegraph Hill comfortably by bus ... the view is breathtaking. I visited so I don't know if it's worth coming for the content but for the Bay view for sure. It is a monument dedicated to the Fire Department of the city.
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  • If able, walk from the Ferry Building and take Filbert St. (30 minute travel time) and you'll be in for beautiful gardens up the wooden alley way stairs. If you decide to do this be mindful there are a lot of stairs. You can always take a Muni bus or attempt to drive and park at the top of the base of Coit Tower. The elevator to the top of Coit Tower is inexpensive (under $8 per adult) and there are special rates for San Francisco residents. You get 360 degree views of San Francisco. Elevator wait on a summer Saturday at noon was 15 minutes. Attempt to go to the top of Coit Tower on a mostly clear day. It's still beautiful with distant fog.
  • #1 for a great view of San Francisco. Worthy of your time if you are a tourist or new to the city. Views are amazing. The wait can be a little lengthy but you'll be happy you made it to the top.
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  • Parking was very limited and difficult but we managed a spot. The tower is a beautiful piece rich with history. We waited about 45 minutes to ride the elevator to the top. People complain about the $8 fee but it pays for the workers and the maintenance so I have no problem with paying it to preserve history. The same people complaining just spent $5.50 on a small latte that lasted 10 minutes as well. The views are spectacular and it's really fun to leave and realize what all you just saw from a sky view. The breeze was chilly but refreshing with the open windows. I loved all of it and would do it again tomorrow.
  • Looking up from the bay you can't miss the coit tower and you certainly should miss it in your travels. The tower has a log of history and mutual but the best part is the view over San Francisco. Full 360 views, the Golden Gate, Alcatraz included. You pay a small amount you go to the top which i thoroughly recommend but the views from the base are also stunning. Bit of a walk up the hill but even this gives you great views.
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