Coit Tower
Coit Tower
Coit Tower

Coit Tower Tours and Tickets

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Visitors flock to Coit Tower to take in views of downtown San Francisco, Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, and other landmarks. With its perch in Pioneer Park atop Telegraph Hill, the 210-foot-high (64-meter-high) tower, built in 1933, offers some of the best panoramic photo ops in the city.

  • Telegraph Hill Blvd., San Francisco, California, 94133

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Q:Can you go to the top of Coit Tower?
A:Yes. An observation deck at the top of Coit Tower offers 360-degree views over San Francisco and the bay. A ticket is required to access via an elevator. However, when the 90-year-old elevator isn’t running, you must climb 13 flights of stairs (250 steps) to the top.
Q:How many steps does it take to climb Coit Tower?
A:To reach the viewing observation deck at Coit Tower (without taking the elevator), visitors must walk up 13 flights of steps (250 steps). Visitors who plan to walk to Coit Tower will need to climb around 400 steps to reach Telegraph Hill Boulevard, and an additional 100 steps to reach Coit Tower.
Q:Can you park at the Coit Tower?
A:Yes, you can park at Coit Tower during the week. However, parking spots at the lot on top are limited, and there may be a long line of cars during peak times. Visitors can take the Muni #39 bus or walk either via the Filbert Street stairs or the Greenwich Street stairs.
Q:Is the Coit Tower accessible?
A:The first floor of Coit Tower is accessible to wheelchairs and offers a wheelchair ramp at the entrance. Although there is an elevator to the observation deck, it is not accessible as there are steps at the base and a short staircase between the elevator landing at the top and the observation deck.
Q:When is the best time of day to visit Coit Tower?
A:The best time of day to visit Coit Tower to avoid the crowds is when it first opens, at 10am. Coit Tower is open from 10am to 6pm from April to October and 10am to 5pm from November to March. It’s closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Q:What do you see at the Coit Tower?
A:Inside Coit Tower is a collection of fresco murals painted by around 25 artists depicting life in the 1930s. The observation deck offers sweeping 360-degree views of San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. There are also several vista points near the base of the tower.