Coit Tower is located in the Telegraph Hill, a neighbourhood of San Francisco. It acts as a directional marker for people who lost themselves in the maze of city streets. The best way to get up here is to walk up the Filbert steps that are surrounded by lush greenery, dotted with beautiful and quirky homes, statues and gardens.
Already at the foot of the tower you will get a great 360 degrees view of the city. Once you get up to the viewing platform, the picturesque view looking over the city landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and Transamerica Building gets even better.
Inside the tower you will see the murals which are another reason to come up here. These beautiful paintings express the history of the area. These murals were part of the Public Works of Art project that provided jobs to artists after the Great Depression.
HINT: While you are at Telegraph Hill, don´t miss the famous wild parrots. No one knows how a flock of parrots has ended up here but they have been here already for years. They are usually hanging around the trees near Coit Tower.
From the downtown area, you can take either the #30 or #45 line to Washington Square, located at the corners of Union & Columbus and transfer to the #39 Coit Tower bus. Coit Tower Hours: 10am - 5:30pm Daily March-September; 9am-4:30pm October-February
Admission prices to the tower: $7.00 Adults
$5.00 Seniors 65+
$5.00 Youth 12-17
$2.00 Children 5-11
Children under 4 are free.