Coit Tower is a
210-foot tower in Telegraph Hill, offering panoramic views over the city and
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.
Map of the area:
Map of proposed day tour:
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.
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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