San Francisco - Coit Tower

Coit Tower

Coit Tower is a 210-foot tower in Telegraph Hill, offering panoramic views over the city and the bay.

The tower, located in the city's Pioneer Park, was built between 1932 and 1933 and today you can still use the elevator to reach its observation deck.

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The impressive wall painting murals inside the tower’s entering floor were painted in 1934 by a group of artists employed by the Public Works of Art Project.


The recommended way to visit here is to walk from Washington Square up the steep streets and into the garden trails and staircases that wind around the hill and lead you up to the tower.

If you do not want to walk up the hill and steep streets leading Coit Tower, you can drive with your car up to the tower. The parking lots at the tower is very limited and you will need to wait to other visitors clear a parking space.


The tower can be seen from many corners of the city and at many nights, after dark, it is lit by color lights.


From here you can walk down to Washington Square, straight south to the city downtown or north to the piers area.


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